About the Program
The NIDDK-sponsored Diabetic Complications Consortium (DiaComp) is soliciting applications for its annual Pilot and Feasibility Program. This program solicits and funds small Pilot and Feasibility (P&F) projects in high impact areas of complications research. Specifically, this program aims to support discovery (hypothesis generating) and innovative (high risk/ high reward) research that is increasingly difficult to support through standard NIH mechanisms. Basic, translational and clinical research proposals are encouraged. Research involving human subjects is limited to observational studies with non-invasive or minimally invasive testing and must have IRB approval that includes the collection and use of human samples for research purposes. Interventional clinical trials are beyond the scope of this program. Awards are expected to prepare the applicant(s) to submit a future investigator initiated project (e.g. NIH R01). Lower priority will be given to applicants who have received DiaComp support in the past three years.
Applications of 5 pages requesting up to $100,000 for one year are due Friday, May 8, 2015.