Individuals who have full-time instructional, clinical, or research faculty positions at the University of Michigan or the Centers regional partner institutions (Michigan State University, Wayne State University or the University of Toledo) are eligible to apply as Principal Investigators of P/FS grant proposals. Biomedical and type 1 translational researchers at the University of Michigan faculty or at a regional partner institution may apply for funding through the Michigan Diabetes Research Center (MDRC, PI Martin G. Myers Jr., MD, PhD). Type 2 translational studies are restricted to researchers at the University of Michigan who may apply for funding through the Michigan Center for Diabetes Translational Research (MCDTR; PI William H. Herman, MD, MPH). Grant proposals 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).
Eligible applicants must be: a) new investigators beginning careers in diabetes-related research (i.e. research relevant to diabetes, its complications, or related endocrine and metabolic disorders); b) established investigators in areas other than diabetes who wish to focus their expertise on a problem in diabetes-related research; or c) established investigators in diabetes-related research who wish to take an entirely new direction in their diabetes-related research. This new direction cannot be an extension of the research currently being undertaken by the applicant.
Proposals should be for one year of support, with requested funding up to $50,000. P/FS support can be applied to supplies or to the salary of a study coordinator, research assistant or trainee. P/FS funds may not be used to support the salary of the Principal Investigator, for travel expenses, or to purchase equipment (i.e., durable items costing over $5,000).
Each proposal will be peer reviewed by recognized experts in the area of the proposal from non-participating university investigators from the United States and abroad. The results of the review will be weighed by the Grants Program Advisory Council at its meeting in November 2013. It is anticipated that the 6-7 most meritorious P/FS projects will be funded in January 2014.
Applications must be prepared using the 2013-14 MDRC/MCDTR P/F application. The application form may be downloaded below.
Proposals should be for one year of support, with requested funding up to $50,000.
Application Due Date: Monday August 5, 2013 (5 PM)