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New Funding Opportunities from the NIDDK Diabetic Complications Consortium

Apr 16, 2019

Announcing 2019 Funding Opportunities for the Diabetic Complications Consortium (DiaComp)

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2019 DiaComp Pilot & Feasibility Program

2019 DiaComp Conference Support Program

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The 2019 DiaComp Pilot & Feasibility Program

The NIDDK-sponsored Diabetic Complications Consortium (DiaComp) is soliciting applications for its annual Pilot and Feasibility Program

PLEASE NOTE: DiaComp can NOT accept applications from outside the United States and applications are limited to diabetic complications research that fall within the primary mission of the NIDDK. This includes diabetic nephropathy, uropathy, neuropathy, neurocognition, gastrointestinal, liver, bone, and wound healing.

Applications of 5 pages requesting up to $100,000 for one year are due June 10, 2019.

Current areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Imaging There is a critical need to develop innovative technologies to image human tissue from end organs of diabetic complications to better understand (patho)physiology and (dys)function.

  • Spatial Integration and Visualization of Single Cell Data Many investigators dissociate tissues to assess single cells at the molecular/-omic level (e.g., genomic, epigenomic, transcriptomic, proteomic, metabolomic). There is a critical need to develop better computational tools, that may include machine learning, to analyze these data sets and provide spatial context to single cell/nucleus data.

  • Sex Differences Diabetic complications manifest themselves differently between men and women. Understanding the molecular underpinnings of these manifestations is critical to designing tailored therapeutic approaches.

  • Autonomic Neuropathy Diabetic complications can result from several factors including direct effects of hyperglycemia, underlying microvascular or autonomic nerve dysfunction, or mixed effects from multiple contributing factors. Additional studies are needed to better understand the relative contribution of autonomic innervation on the diabetic dysfunction of the gastrointestinal tract, kidneys, and urologic organs (bladder, prostate, erectile tissue).

  • Pre-clinical Testing There is a compelling need to translate novel, scientifically meritorious therapeutic interventions for diabetic complications.

Who is eligible to apply?

Applications are accepted from domestic (US) institutions/organizations.

Non‐domestic (non‐U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions) are NOT eligible to apply.

What funds are available for P&F Projects?

Applicants may request up to $100,000 (direct + indirect costs) Total Costs for one year. The number of awards will depend upon the number, quality, duration, and cost of the applications received. Awards will be made as subcontracts from the DiaComp Coordinating Unit (CU) at Augusta University and NOT directly by the NIH.

Timetable for P&F Application Submissions.

June 10th Deadline for applications submitted to the DiaComp CU.

Oct. 1st Estimated Start Date for DiaComp P&F Project funding.

Contact Information

For more detailed information, please go to http://www.diacomp.org/shared/pilotFeasibility.aspx

The 2019 DiaComp Conference Support Program

The NIDDK-sponsored Diabetic Complications Consortium (DiaComp) is soliciting applications for the Conference Support Program

Applications of 5 pages requesting up to $20,000 per conference are due June 10, 2019 for conferences with start dates after September 1, 2019.

A scientific conference is defined as a symposium, seminar, workshop, or formal conference where individuals assemble to exchange scientific information.

This program supports high-quality scientific conferences that feature sessions or speakers directly relevant to diabetic complications and that promote communication and collaboration between research communities investigating similar pathologic mechanisms in different end organs of complications. Strong proposals will also inform investigative communities that have not traditionally been involved in complications research.

A few examples of meritorious proposals might include, but are not limited to:

  • The organizers are planning a multi-day conference focused on diabetes and propose to add a keynote presentation and several other individual speakers to highlight complications throughout the agenda. They also propose a dedicated poster session and travel awards for junior investigators involved in complications research.

  • The organizers are planning a two-day conference on basic mitochondrial biology and propose to add a session on the role of mitochondrial (dys)function in diabetic complications. They request support for 3 senior investigators and 2 junior investigators to present their scientific findings and a session chair to lead a panel discussion about research opportunities in complications.

  • The organizers are planning a day and half long conference on novel imaging modalities as applied to renal disease and propose a dedicated session on the diabetic kidney. They request support for 3 additional speakers and the travel of junior investigators to present oral or poster abstracts.

Who is eligible to apply?

Domestic institutions or organizations, including established scientific or professional societies, are eligible to apply for conference support. Foreign institutions are NOT eligible to apply for conference support. Both domestic and international conferences may be supported; however, an international conference can be supported only through the U.S. representative organization of an established international scientific or professional society. Requests for conferences held outside of North America are generally not allowed. An individual is not eligible to receive a grant in support of a conference.

What funds are available for Conference Support Projects?

Applicants may request up to $20,000 per conference per year. Multi-year applications are NOT allowed. The number of awards will depend upon the number, quality, and cost of the applications received. Facilities and Administrative (F&A) costs are NOT allowed. Awards will be made as subcontracts from the DiaComp Coordinating Unit (CU) at Augusta University and NOT directly by the NIH.

Timetable for Conference Support Application Submissions.

June 10th Deadline for applications submitted to the DiaComp CU.

Sept. 1st Minimum conference start dates

Contact Information

For more detailed information, please go to http://www.diacomp.org/shared/conferenceSupport.aspx.

Address questions regarding the DiaComp Funding Programs:

Richard A. McIndoe, Ph.D. (Director)

DiaComp Coordinating Unit

Augusta University

Phone: 706-721-3542

Fax: 706-721-3688

Email: rmcindoe@augusta.edu

Address questions regarding KPMP funding opportunities to the KPMP Administrator at kpmp@uw.edu