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Mid-Atlantic Nutrition Obesity Research Center Pilot/Feasibility Grants

Letter of Intent (LOI) due by noon on Monday, March 4, 2019

The Mid-Atlantic Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC), an NIH-funded center, is soliciting Letters of Intent to apply for Pilot and Feasibility grants of up to $50,000 (WITH NO MORE THAN $5,000 GOING TOWARDS SALARY SUPPORT FOR THE PI OR CO-I). 

Complete details can be found on the NORC Pilot & Feasibility Program Website.

Eligibility for new applicants:

Applicants for these awards must be faculty at an academic institution affiliated with the Mid-Atlantic NORC [University of Maryland, Baltimore; Johns Hopkins University; University of Maryland, College Park] and must fulfill one of the following eligibility criteria:

  1. New investigators without current or previous independent research funding from NIH;
  2. Established investigators in the field of nutrition/obesity who are proposing a project that represents a significant departure from their previous/current work;
  3. Established investigators in other fields who wish to apply their expertise to nutrition and obesity research.

The aim of all P/F projects should be to provide convincing data for future proposals to the NIH or other national agencies. Investigators are encouraged to undertake high risk/high gain projects that have the potential to develop but for which no preliminary data of feasibility are currently available. Nevertheless, the capability of the PI (and his/her collaborators) to undertake such a project should be clearly outlined.

Letters of Intent (LOI) should be submitted via online portal:


Kelsey Bennett