Diabetes Research Grants

The Diabetes Endocrinology Research Center of the University of Pennsylvania requests submission of applications for support to perform pilot and feasibility studies in diabetes and related endocrine and metabolic disorders.

Young investigators who are starting their laboratories, or established investigators who wish to take a new direction to their studies, are encouraged to submit applications to the Diabetes Endocrinology Research Center, 501 Stemmler Hall, by Friday, December 18, 1998.

Grants will be reviewed by the DERC Review Committee and by extramural consultants. Based upon the outstanding evaluation of the recent competitive renewal of the Diabetes Endocrinology Research Center, we anticipate that awards of up to $25,000 will be made (equipment and travel fund requests are not permitted) and will be funded for one year.

Investigators who are currently in year 01 of support through this Pilot and Feasibility Program may reapply for an additional year of funding. Such continuation requests need to be carefully justified, however, and will be considered as a competing renewal application. Notification of an award will be made in April of 1999.

For application details or more information, please contact Dr. Bryan Wolf, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Room 230 John Morgan Building/6082; phone: 898-0025; e-mail: wolfb@mail.med.upenn.edu.

-- Mitch Lazar, Director, Diabetes and Endocrinology Research Center

-- Bryan Wolf, Director, Pilot and Feasibility Grant Program

Almanac, Vol. 45, No. 6, October 6, 1998