2012 HSCI call for proposals – Diabetes Program pilot grants in the area of type 1 diabetes (T1D)

May 23, 2012

Application deadline:  Friday, May 25, 2012

The Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) Diabetes Program invites applications for Pilot Grants for 2012 in the area of Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). The purpose of this funding program is to provide resources for innovative projects by investigators in the field of T1D stem cell biology, including basic, translational or clinical research. This funding is for groundbreaking, innovative, high-impact research projects that could fundamentally enhance biomedical research. Particularly welcome are applications that promote the Program mission: 1) understanding autoimmunity in T1D, 2) exploring the connection between genetic associations and causal mechanisms, and 3) cell-based therapies.

HSCI may fund up to 3 pilot grants. Each project will be funded at a maximum of $83,333 direct costs per year for up to two years. Depending on applicants’ institutional policy, up to 20% indirect costs (TDC basis) may be budgeted additionally. Budgets must include effort committed by all personnel even if salary is not requested (PI must commit effort).

The number of grants awarded will depend on the number and quality of proposals submitted and the funding available. HSCI reserves the right to fund fewer than 3 projects. The decision on the appropriate level of funding for a project will be made by the review committee and will be based on availability of other funding sources. For projects that are awarded funding for two years, the second year of funding is dependent on the achievement of the milestones specified for the first year and will be at the discretion of the review committee.

It is understood that any tool or reagent generated as part of an HSCI Diabetes Program Pilot Grant will be available for sharing with the wider HSCI community.

Click here for the RFP.


Programmatic questions regarding the Diabetes Program Pilot Grants may be addressed to Claudia Rizzini, Program Director, at (617) 495-4388 or claudia_rizzini@harvard.edu

Administrative questions on the Diabetes Program Pilot Grants call for proposal may be addressed to Robert Pérez, Grant Programs Assistant, at (617) 496-5295 or robert_perez@harvard.edu.

Summary timeline

Application due date: Friday, May 25, 2012

Review outcome notification: Friday, July 27, 2012
Award start date: Monday, September 17, 2012

See also: 2012, Announcement