Cleveland Digestive Diseases Research Core Centers

If this is your first time using WebGrants, you will need to register online at Once you have registered, you will receive an email with your user name and password. The registration process can take up to 24 hours, so applicants are strongly advised to register for an account as soon as possible. Last minute registrations are NOT guaranteed to be approved prior to the deadline. Extensions of the deadline will NOT be given for late registrants.

Available Funds

Limited awards of up to $30,000/year will be made to eligible applicants. Awards are intended to support preliminary data collection, which will be used in applications for future independent research grants in areas related to digestive diseases. A second year of funding may be requested and requires submission of a competing renewal application to the Cleveland DDRCC with demonstration of satisfactory progress and justification for a second year of funding.

The DDRCC sponsors innovative research through its Pilot and Feasibility (P&F) Program Partnership with the Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) for full-time faculty from any of their partnering institutions. Eligible applicants may receive up to $10,000 CTSC Core matching funds. This may be subject to change contingent on future funding of the NCATS award.

Salary support for PI and indirect costs are not allowed.


Investigators who meet one of the three following criteria are eligible to apply:

  1. New investigators without current or past NIH research project support (R01 or P01) as a principal investigator (current or past support from other sources should be modest*).
  2. Established, funded investigators with no previous work in digestive diseases or digestive disease-related areas who wish to test the applicability of their expertise to a digestive disease-related problem.
  3. Established investigators in digestive diseases or digestive disease-related areas who wish to test the feasibility of a new or innovative idea, which constitutes a significant departure from their funded research.


The letter of intent must be submitted in PDF file format via WebGrants ( no later than April 21, 2017.

The proposal must be submitted via WebGrants ( no later than June 16, 2017 (11:59 PM).

For Additional Information

Jonathan Craven
Grant Manager, CDDRCC

Alicia DePlatchett
Department Administrator