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, the Atlanta Veterans’ Affairs System, and Georgia State University are eligible to apply for pilot and feasibility funding if they fit in one of the following categories:

  • Post-docs with a supporting senior Co-PI / mentor ((paid effort for Co-PI/mentor is not allowed)
  • Junior faculty (e.g., Assistant Professor, Clinical Lecturer, Instructor) 
  • 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).

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

GCDTR R-03 Year 2, Cycle A

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).