Pilot and Feasibility Program


Dr. Lawrence Chan, director of the Diabetes Research Center, is also the director of the Pilot and Feasibility Program. This program provides support for three types of investigators:

  • New investigators initiating projects in a diabetes-related area who have no prior independent NIH or other federal funding
  • Established investigators in diabetes-related research who wish to pursue an innovative or high-risk high-impact project in diabetes
  • Established investigators in a nondiabetes research area who propose P/F projects in a diabetes-related area

The DRC provides up to $50,000 per year and services of the core laboratories to each project selected for funding. Each P/F project is funded for up to two years, pending satisfactory progress at the end of the first year. After a call for applications is issued, applicants must submit the NIH PHS 398 form.

Download a list of Pilot and Feasibility Program Investigators.