The University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center and the NIH funded Nutrition and Obesity Research Center (NORC) are requesting applications for pilot and feasibility projects to support new investigators with projects relevant to nutrition or obesity who have no independent NIH (or comparable) funding. Investigators early in their training are strongly advised to identify a mentor who will help support the applicant in the conduct of the proposed project. The absence of documented evidence of a mentor’s support for post-doctoral applicants will be considered a relative weakness. Use of one of the NORC Core Labs in the proposed project will be viewed as a relative strength. The goal of the program is to help junior investigators perform studies that will help them in their efforts to obtain future funding such as a K award or an individual R award.
FUNDING: Pilot projects will be funded for $10,000 – $20,000 (direct costs) for 1 year. Evidence in the application that the mentor is prepared to provide some matching funds will be considered a strength but is not required. A second year of funding may be available depending on demonstrated progress on the project and availability of funds. As this is the last year of this funding cycle, a second year of funding will also depend on the success of the competing renewal application. No salary support for principal investigators is allowed, but salary may be requested for technical support. Carefully justify expenses in all categories.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Close of business May 13th, 2019 and the award date is August 1st, 2019.
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Applications are due by the end of the day Monday, May 13th, 2019.