The Duke O’Brien Center for Kidney Research (DOCK) is funding up to three Pilot & Feasibility (P&F) Projects for the 2016-17 academic year.
The DOCK P&F Program supports research investigating the unique links between the kidney, cardiovascular disease, and hypertension by establishing Cores to support animal models and phenotyping for hypertension, kidney and cardiovascular diseases; human genetic studies; and clinical and translational research. P&F projects should take advantage of one or more of these Cores.
The grants provide funding of up to $50,000/year with the possibility of competitive renewal for a second year. A regular faculty appointment is required; post-doctoral fellows are not eligible.
The purpose of the grants is to support projects relevant to the overall themes of the DOCK with the goal of generating sufficient preliminary data to support a successful application for external funding. Three categories of faculty are eligible for funding: 1. New investigators working in the Center’s theme but who do not have independent (R01 or P01 level) funding from NIH; 2. Established investigators not currently working in the Center’s theme but whose P&F project would apply their expertise to a question relevant to the DOCK's scientific focus; or 3. Established investigators working in the Center’s theme, but whose proposed P&F project represents a new and distinct line of investigation.
Click here for more details and application instructions. Application deadline is end of the business day, Fri., April 29, 2016.