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. Proposals are reviewed internally by the center leadership, core directors, and additional outside reviewers using NIH scoring criteria, then prioritized according to their impact.