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Yale Diabetes Research Center Pilot Project/Feasibility Grants Available

October 14, 2020

The Yale Diabetes Research Center has announced the availability of pilot and feasibility project grants commencing February 1, 2021 for one year to fund collaborative research projects in the amount of ~$30,000.

These pilots provide seed money for investigators to explore the feasibility of diabetes/metabolism-related studies and to obtain sufficient data to further pursue such lines of investigation via other funding mechanisms.

The DRC Pilot and Feasibility program has been specifically designed to foster the work of young investigators beginning a career in diabetes research to encourage investigators to study problems in diabetes and metabolic diseases, and new collaborative associations that involve the participation of investigators from more than one department at Yale.

Those eligible to apply fall into three categories:

  1. New investigators without current or past non-mentored NIH research project support as a principal investigator
  2. Established investigators with no previous work indiabetes related areas who wish to apply their expertise to a problem in this area
  3. Established investigators in diabetes research who propose testinginnovative ideas that represent a clear departure from ongoing research interests.

All eligible investigators must have faculty appointments. Priority will be given to new collaborative investigations.

The primary review criteria will be scientific excellence, innovation, diabetes relevance, and the likelihood of the project evolving into federally funded diabetes research. Awardees from the past five years are precluded from applying unless the proposal is in a new area of study. Please contact the director to discuss.

The deadline to submit an application is December 1, 2020. Dr. Kevan Herold, Director of the DRC Pilot and Feasibility program, will make announcement of recipients.

Information about the program and the application forms are available on the Yale DRC website. If you have any questions, please contact Kathleen Marcucio via email at

Submitted by Amy Anderson on October 14, 2020