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The Johns Hopkins University - University of Maryland Diabetes Research Center Pilot and Feasibility (P&F) Program provides limited funding support towards the development of preliminary data sufficient for the application of a research grant, or towards the testing of an innovative hypothesis, which might have important implications or yield significant results for diabetes-related research.

The P&F Program Steering Committee oversees and administers the P&F grant peer review and funding decisions.

P&F grant applications are reviewed by at least two reviewers according to the National Institutes of Health review guidelines. Generally, one reviewer is from an outside institute and one is from either The Johns Hopkins University or the University of Maryland.

Up to four P&F awards are granted each year, depending on available funds. A second year of support may be awarded after review of progress in the first year and an application for continued support.

The P&F Program is announced at the beginning of each year. Applications are due at the end of February. Awardees are contacted in April.

Awardees are required to present their proposed work during the annual Diabetes Research Center Symposium in May. The funding period starts in July.

The application package and instructions can be downloaded here: Eligibility and Submission Requirements

A timeline for the current P&F Program can be viewed here.

Please submit your application via email by the end of day on the last Friday in February according to the instructions in the application material.