The MNORC URM Pilot/Feasibility (P/F) Grant Program promotes research on the biological and behavioral determinants of obesity, and develops interventions to reduce obesity and its disease sequelae using basic, clinical, or population approaches. This specific P/F program’s aim is to enable Underrepresented Minority Backgrounds* postdoctoral fellows and early-stage investigators to generate sufficient preliminary information for a successful application for major research funding from NIH or other national granting agencies.
Grant proposals may be in areas of basic biomedical research (animal or human models) or in clinical, epidemiological, or translational research, e.g., interventions in clinical or population-based setting. Grant proposals involving cross-disciplinary expertise, faculty from different UM schools, and that utilize the core laboratories of the MNORC are especially encouraged.
Individuals who have early stage full-time instructional, clinical, research faculty or postdoctoral fellow positions at the University of Michigan are eligible to apply as Principal Investigators of P/F proposals. Eligible applicants must be early-stage investigators (5 years from first appt) and/or postdoctoral fellows from Underrepresented Minority Backgrounds* interested in nutrition, metabolism, or obesity from University of Michigan (all campuses) are eligible to apply.
Learn more about the program here.