UCSF Diabetes and Endocrinology Research Center (DERC)
Submissions are invited only for the Spring RAP cycles.
Project Award Amount up to $50,000
Pilot funding of up to $50,000 per application is available for a duration of 12 months from the time of award. Enhanced Pilot & Feasibility Awards of up to $100,000 for each of one or two years will be considered for highly exceptional proposals in clinical and translational research studies, innovative partnerships between clinical and basic research or in development of broadly useful and innovative technologies. Projects initially selected for Enhanced Pilot & Feasibility awards only will be offered after approval by NIDDK officials. Enhanced Pilot & Feasibility award holders also will be eligible to apply competitively for further bridge funding.
All grantees will be expected to participate in quarterly meetings with DERC faculty and other grantees to provide advice for the successful completion of the studies. The aim is to provide sufficient financial support and mentoring to allow the seed research to continue as an enduring, extramurally-funded program.
Any resulting publication must directly acknowledge the DERC grant award
Who's Eligible: Assistant Professors, Associate Professors, Professors.
Who's Not Eligible: Residents, Fellows, Post-Docs, Instructors, Specialists.
Criteria for Review
The Diabetes Center also considers Pilot & Feasibility proposals in obesity research (see Diabetes Center Obesity Program Pilot & Feasibility Awards). The DERC and Obesity submissions will be reviewed simultaneously. This enables proposals relevant to both the DERC and Obesity mechanisms to be submitted only once to be eligible for funding under either award mechanism.
All DERC and Obesity Program Pilot & Feasibility applications will be pre-reviewed within the Diabetes Center. Selected applications will be sent out to 2-3 extramural reviewers. The UCSF board makes funding decisions based upon the extramural reviews and portfolio balance of the applications. Evidence of required approvals must be provided before any funding is released.