New investigators can apply for nutrition/obesity pilot project funding

New investigators are invited to submit applications for pilot projects for potential inclusion in the Nutrition Obesity Research Center Application (November 2011). Successful proposals will be included in the NIDDK NORC Application and will be considered for funding beginning November 2011. For the purpose of this request for proposal, new investigators are those without current or prior National Institutes of Health research project support (RO1, PO1, R24) as a PD/PI. Preference will be given to translational research proposals directed at important questions of nutrition and obesity.

The award budget is limited to $35,000 direct costs and a $10,000 supplement for use of Clinical & Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) Cores.

Proposals must be submitted through WebGrants, must conform to CTSC guidelines and must include:

  • Contact information for PI and faculty collaborators
  • Proposal (5 pages) in length (excluding references) as follows:
    -Specific aims (1 page)
    -Background and Significance (2 pages)
    -Experimental Design (2-3 pages)
  • NIH bio sketches for all faculty participants
  • Detailed budget in CTSC Format

More information is available through the CTSC Website or by contacting Lia Chesner, or 368.6457, or the CTSC Pilot Coordinator, or 368.0840. Applications must be submitted through WebGrants by Sept. 30.