Front Page Funding Opportunity

Request for Applications: WU-CDTR Pilot and Feasibility Program

The 2023 CDTR Pilot & Feasibility Application Cycle is Now Open

Purpose: The purpose of this program is to promote innovative and transformative research, by investigators new to the field, to advance health equity in diabetes. The pilot and feasibility program focuses on T2-T4 translational research defined as ‘translating interventions and approaches that have demonstrated efficacy into real-world healthcare settings, communities, and diverse populations with an emphasis on reach, sustainability, and potential for widespread implementation’.

Two levels of funding are available for applicants:

  1. Pilot Grants: provide up to $50,000 direct costs for one 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 collection of pilot data. Proposals should describe a concrete plan for further steps beyond the pilot grant.
  2. Small Projects (accepted on a rolling basis): This $5,000 funding opportunity will support highly-focused data collection, secondary- or other analyses relevant to the WU-CDTR mission. Small project application can be found here.

Application Timeline

Applications Open:                          September 1, 2023
Letter of Intent Due:        November 1, 2023
Full Proposals Due:       December 1, 2023
Earliest Project Start Date:March 1, 2024

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