Internal Deadline: December 3, 2021, 5pm PT
LOI: February 8, 2022
External Deadline: March 8, 2022
Award Type: Grant
Estimated Number of Awards: 7
Anticipated Award Amount: $11M
Who May Serve as PI: Because a Diabetes Research Center has a large and complex administrative structure, the PD/PI must have strong leadership abilities and demonstrated proficiency in managing large, multi-component programs. The Diabetes Research Center PD(s)/PI(s) must also be willing to participate in annual meetings of the Center Directors.
Process for Limited Submissions
PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://orif.usc.edu/oor-portal/.
Materials to submit include:
- (1) Single Page Proposal Summary (0.5” margins; single-spaced; font type: Arial, Helvetica, or Georgia typeface; font size: 11 pt). Page limit includes references and illustrations. Pages that exceed the 1-page limit will be excluded from review.
- (2) CV – (5 pages maximum)
Note: The portal requires information about the PIs and Co-PIs in addition to department and contact information, including the 10-digit USC ID#, Gender, and Ethnicity. Please have this material prepared before beginning this application.
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages applications for Diabetes Research Center grants to support research in diabetes mellitus and its complications, and in related areas of endocrinology and metabolism. The prevalence of diabetes mellitus in the United States accounts for a huge national burden of morbidity, mortality, and health care expenditures. The mission of the Diabetes Research Centers is to serve as a key component of the NIDDK-supported research effort to develop new therapies and improve the health of Americans with, or at risk for, diabetes and related endocrine and metabolic disorders. The Centers promote new discoveries and enhance scientific progress through support of cutting-edge basic and clinical research related to the etiology and complications of diabetes, with the goal of rapidly translating research findings into novel strategies for the prevention, treatment and cure of diabetes and related conditions. To accomplish this mission, the Diabetes Research Centers:
- Create an environment that supports important and innovative research;
- Attract and retain early stage investigators and investigators new to diabetes research;
- Provide core services that leverage funding and unique expertise;
- Foster interdisciplinary collaborations, especially in emerging areas of research, to catalyze new ideas and scientific approaches;
- Raise awareness and interest in fundamental and clinical diabetes research at their institutions, as well as locally, regionally, and nationally;
- Promote the translation of scientific discoveries from bench to bedside to community in order to improve public health; and
- Enhance diabetes research education and training opportunities for patients, students, scientists, and clinicians.
Visit our Institutionally Limited Submission webpage for more updates and other announcements.