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Minnesota Obesity Center

Research

Pilot and Feasibility Program

Director: Charles J. Billington, M.D.

The purpose of the Pilot and Feasibility Program is to provide seed money to attract new investigators, both young and established, into the field of obesity. The intent of P/F moneys is to place investigators in a better position when they apply for NIH funding to conduct research in the field of obesity. Selection of pilot and feasibility projects is made by the Review Committee, which is comprised of the Executive Committee of the MNOC and the External Scientific Advisory Committee.

Interested investigators are asked to submit a one page letter of intent. From these letters, investigators will be asked to submit a more extensive application. The number of funded applications depends on the amount of funding available. Funding for a given project is limited to 2 years.

Announcements of the P/F program will be made by:

  1. word of mouth dissemination through members of the MNOC in their respective colleges and departments;
  2. publication of program announcements for dissemination to department chiefs not currently associated with the MNOC;
  3. published program announcements to be placed on public bulletin boards throughout the campuses represented in the MNOC;
  4. electronically published announcements to be disseminated via the campus mail system to likely departments.

In This Section

Call for Proposals

Pilot and Feasibility Program Grant Awards

Advancements in Obesity Research

Other Pilot and Feasibility Program Projects

Pilot and Feasibility Program Supplements

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