Pilot and Feasibility Program
The purpose of the Pilot and Feasibility Program (PFP) of the CDTR is to foster innovative and transformative research designed to eliminate disparities in diabetes. The PFP focuses on type II translational research in diabetes defined as translating interventions with demonstrated efficacy into real-world healthcare settings, communities, and populations at-risk for health disparities. The PFP provides initial research support over limited time periods to eligible investigators exploring the feasibility of ideas or concepts related to the CDTR mission.
The CDTR Pilot and Feasibility Program solicits applications annually from PIs interested in obtaining pilot funds for diabetes-related research. A letter of intent is reviewed by CDTR leadership who upon making sure all requirements for the P&F are met (type II translational research, innovative, core usage, diabetes-focus, PI) respond with an invitation for a full proposal. When full proposals are received they are reviewed internally by the center leadership, core directors, and additional outside reviewers using NIH scoring criteria. Proposals are prioritized according to their impact.