Call for Abstracts/Proposals

Applications Open for 2019 CDTR Pilot and Feasibility Program

The Washington University Center for Diabetes Translation Research (CDTR) is now soliciting applications for the 2019 Pilot & Feasibility Program

The center will award two levels of funding to applicants:

  1. Pilot Grants: provide up to $25,000 direct costs for 1 year to facilitate the planning of a new clinical and/or translational research project. Pilot grants are typically used to fund developmental or early stage work, including pilot data, and should describe a concrete plan for further steps beyond the pilot grant.
  2. Small Projects: This $5,000 funding opportunity will support well-focused secondary analyses to questions of interest relevant to the CDTR mission. A proposed project should present a testable hypothesis and clearly delineate the question being asked, detail the procedures to be followed, discuss how the data will be analyzed, and include how the project will advance future research.

Program Considerations:

All projects should be T3 or T4 and address diabetes, prediabetes/metabolic syndrome, or obesity prevention or treatment. The following definitions for the stages of translational research will be used

  • T3 Research – Translation to Practice: Effectiveness, cost effectiveness, and comparative effectiveness studies conducted in practice sites, ensuring the translation of results from clinical studies into clinical practice settings
  • T4 Research – Translation to Population: Dissemination and implementation research, which identifies and resolves barriers to implementation of evidence-based guidelines into community practice

If you’re unsure if your project fits within the mission of this RFA, please contact Allison Phad at, 314-935-3005.

Important dates to remember:

Applications Open: December 3, 2018
Letter of Intent Due: February 1, 2019 (5 pm, CT)
Full Proposals Due: April 1, 2019 (5 pm, CT)
Award Decisions: Late May/early June 2019
Award Start Date: August 1, 2019

Eligibility: In order to qualify for CDTR pilot funding, Principal Investigators must be members, or eligible for membership, of the CDTR.  Membership criteria is available on our website.

Applications and questions should be directed to: Allison Phad at