CWRU NUTRITION OBESITY RESEARCH CENTER (NORC) REQUEST FOR PILOT PROPOSALS

DEADLINE: Friday, January 17, 2014

New Investigators at CWRU are invited to submit applications for pilot projects for potential inclusion in the Nutrition Obesity Research Center Application (November 2014). Successful proposals will be included in the NIDDK NORC Application and will be considered for funding beginning February 2014. For the purpose of this RFP, new investigators are those without current or prior NIH research project support (RO1, PO1, R24) as a PD/PI

Award Budget Limited to $50,000 Direct Costs

Proposals must be submitted through WebGrants, must conform to the CTSC guidelines and must include:

1) Cover page listing contact information for PI and faculty collaborators

2) Proposal (5 pages) in length (excluding references) as follows:

- Specific Aims (1 page)

- Background and Significance (2 pages)

- Experimental Design (2-3 pages)

3) NIH biosketch for all faculty participants

4) Detailed budget in CTSC Format

PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO PROPOSALS THAT FOCUS ON MOLECULAR AND TRANSLATIONAL MECHANISMS, MEDIATORS, AND MODIFIERS OF OBESITY AND RELATED COMORBID DISORDERS.