Pilot and Feasibility Program
SPLENDOR-NC will provide competitive funds for P&F Program projects to post-doctoral scholars and early career faculty members at one of the six participating institutions, including but not limited to the SPLENDOR-NC cohort of scholars. Interested investigators are encouraged to submit separate applications to both the Scholars Program and the P&F Program in the same application cycle.
Full proposals will be in the format of a NIH R21 (i.e., 1 page for specific aims, 6 pages for research strategy).
Applicants will be required to submit letters of support from their primary mentor and/or immediate supervisor.
P&F Program projects should be in the areas of nutrition, obesity, diabetes, and/or related research areas.
Two Levels of Funding
$10K Applications: Pilot awards up to $10K will support purchasing equipment, lab supplies, publication charges, travel, coursework, or training. Small pilot projects may also be proposed.
$50K Applications: Pilot awards up to $50K will enable the collection of preliminary data to support extramural grant applications.