Co-sponsored by the Michigan Comprehensive Diabetes Center (MCDC), the Michigan Diabetes Research Center (MDRC), and the Michigan Center for Diabetes Translational Research (MCDTR).
Funding: up to $100,000
The Diabetes Interdisciplinary Studies Program (DISP) is jointly sponsored by the Michigan Diabetes Research Center (MDRC), the Michigan Comprehensive Diabetes Center (MCDC), and the Michigan Center for Diabetes Translational Research (MCDTR). Its purpose is to promote interdisciplinary collaboration between TWO members of the University of Michigan faculty from DISTINCT disciplines to focus their combined research strengths on cutting-edge areas in diabetes research. The intent is to foster synergistic collaboration between faculty members to advance scientific inquiry. Grant proposals may be in areas of basic biomedical research, or in clinical, behavioral, epidemiological, health services, or translational research and should address key questions in the pathogenesis, diagnosis, prevention, or control of diabetes, its complications, or related endocrine or metabolic disorders (for example: counter-regulatory proteins, obesity, metabolic syndrome). The goal of the DISP is to enable investigators to generate a sufficient body of preliminary information for a successful application for major research funding from NIH or other national granting agencies.
A minimum of two Co-Investigators are required as DISP applicants. Individuals who have full-time instructional, research or clinical track faculty positions at the University of Michigan are eligible to apply as Co-Principal Investigators of a DISP proposal. This program is not open to regional partner institutions. Whereas the intent of this grant is to foster new collaborations on campus, applications for new research initiatives from productive ongoing collaborations will not be excluded from consideration. Each Co-Principal Investigator must provide critical intellectual as well as technical input into projects funded by a DISP grant. Individuals that receive the 2013-14 DISP grant (jointly sponsored by the MDRC and MCDC) are not eligible to receive a 2013-14 MDRC or MCDTR Pilot/Feasibility Grant.
Applications must be prepared using the 2013-14 DISP P/F application. The application form may be downloaded below. Proposals should be for one year of support, with requested funding up to $100,000. Funds may be requested for supplies or salary support for a study coordinator, research assistant or trainee. Up to $10,000 can be used for salary support for young clinical investigators doing translational (T1 or T2) research. Funds may not be applied to salary support for senior Principal Investigators or Principal Investigators doing biomedical research, travel expenses, or purchase of equipment (i.e., durable items costing over $5000).
Each proposal will receive peer review by a group of recognized experts in the area of the proposal from the United States and abroad. In this initial round of applications, it is anticipated that one project will be selected for funding in January 2014.
Application Due Date: Monday August 5, 2013 (5 PM)