The New York Obesity and Nutrition Research Center aims to provide both new and established investigators with funding opportunities for their research.
Pilot and Feasibility Programs
Pilot projects related to obesity and nutrition research can apply to several programs for funding. The Pilot Feasibility Program solicits applications from qualified investigators, ensures prompt peer-review, oversees grant administration, monitors funded investigators’ records of productivity, and integrates sponsored research with other programmatic enrichment activities.
Each P&F program has varied requirements. Please read all eligibility criteria carefully.
The Irving Institute, in conjunction with the Columbia University Clinical Trials Office, sponsors individual, one-year clinical and translational pilot research grants of $75,000 each. These Irving Institute/CTO pilot funds are intended primarily for JUNIOR INVESTIGATORS who have not previously received funding through this mechanism.
Duration: 1 year
Award Amount: $75, 000 ($50,000 from the Irving Institute, and $25,000 cost-shared by applicant’s home department)
Quantity: Depends upon availability of funds
At award time, qualified applicants should have an appointment as an Instructor, Assistant Professor (clinical or tenure track), or Associate Research Scientist at Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons. U.S. citizenship or permanent residency status is not required. Focus of the application should be on PILOT STUDIES which will lead to independent, external funding. These awards are not meant to supplement ongoing funded research.
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The Diabetes Research Center funds Pilot Feasibility projects related to diabetes for up to $50,000 per year. Projects are generally funded for a year, but can be extended for a second year, based on progress.
The Pilot Feasibility Program solicits applications from qualified investigators, ensures prompt peer-review, oversees grant administration, monitors funded investigators’ records of productivity, and integrates sponsored research with other programmatic enrichment activities.
Investigators need not be Diabetes Research Center members at the time of application. However, they need to be appointed to the faculty. Please note that graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are NOT eligible to apply.
Three types of applications are considered:
- Proposals from young investigators who have not held any prior funding to carry out preliminary studies leading to an NIH, ADA, or JDFR grant application
- Proposals for innovative and high-risk projects by established investigators in the field of diabetes
- Proposals from established investigators, without prior funding in diabetes, who wish to undertake a diabetes project
Applicants may request up to $50,000 per year for up to two years. Indirect costs are NOT applicable. A second year of funding will be based on demonstrated progress and availability of funds. The awards can be used for salary support and research expenses. Proposals will be reviewed by two outside experts.
Letter of Intent: November 12, 2018
Completed application: December 10, 2018
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