P & F Program

The Pilot and Feasibility (P and F) Program of the Georgia Center for Diabetes Translation Research is a center-wide activity designed to support investigators in conducting studies that address the priority focal areas of GDTRC’s Cores: Design and Evaluation, Engagement and Behavior Change, and Disparities. This program serves a pivotal role in catalyzing high-return investments by helping develop junior investigators, attracting transitioning investigators, and significantly growing the breadth and depth of NIH-funded collaborative interdisciplinary diabetes translation research in the Southeast region. The integration across GCDTR’s Cores and the P and F Program ensures that pilot study investigators will be supported by Core Faculty –nationally-recognized experts in their fields– in conducting innovative studies using state-of-the-art technologies, innovative design, and multi-disciplinary evaluation approaches.


Faculty researchers from Emory University, Morehouse School of Medicine, Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State University, University of Georgia and the Atlanta Veterans’ Affairs System are eligible to apply for pilot and feasibility funding if they fit in one of the following categories:

  • Junior faculty (e.g., Assistant Professor, Clinical Lecturer, Instructor) with limited current or past research support as PD/PI
  • Established investigators who (a) have no experience in diabetes translation research or (b) are proposing ideas that represent a clear departure from their past research and have a fully-engaged junior-level Co-PI (post-doc or junior faculty)
  • Post-docs with a supporting senior Co-PI / mentor (paid effort for Co-PI/mentor is not allowed)

New investigators are a priority for funding. For any questions concerning eligibility, please contact the GCDTR program coordinator at gcdtr@emory.edu.

Current Funding Opportunities

Micro Grant Rapid Funding Mechanism
Due date: Rolling
Instructions here
Application here

Additional Application Guidance and Components

Application Review Process

Applications will be reviewed in an NIH study section format with at least three reviewers assigned to each proposal. Preference will be given to proposals that address areas of overlap across GCDTR's cores of expertise (Design and Evaluation, Engagement and Behavior Change, and Disparities).