Pilot and Feasibility Program
The Pilot and Feasibility Program (P/F) oversees pilot and feasibility award review and funding. These grants seek to stimulate innovative ideas and interactive projects, with a focus on priming the careers of junior investigators; and bringing transformative science into the field of digestive disease research. The program will solicit applications from new investigators seeking initial support or established researchers aiming to pursue high-risk, high-reward projects that are a clear departure from their ongoing interests, as well as investigators from other fields trying to apply their expertise into research in gastroenterology or hepatology. The P/F program seeks to promote DEI, and encourages applications from reseachers identified as underrepresented in the biomedical sciences, including individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups; individuals with disabilities; and individuals from disadvantaged backgrouns. In addition to research funds, P/F awardees will also receive discounted CU-DLDRC core services for three years.
The next round of P/F grants will be funded in July 2022 (letter of intent due 3/15/2022; full applications due 5/1/2022), further details will be announced through this website and via email in early 2022.
- Congratulations to P/F awardee Nandan Nerurkar for his recently awarded grant R35GM142995 “Investigation of a neuromesendodermal progenitor population in the posterior avian endoderm“.
- Congratulations to P/F awardee Nicholas Arpaia for his recently awarded grant R01CA259634 “Treating colon cancer by regulating intestinal immunity through microbial metabolism“.
- Congratulations to P/F awardee Ji-Yeon Shin for her recently awarded AASLD Pinnacle Award “LAP1-torsinA complex in NASH and HCC development“.
Associate Professor, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Director, Pediatrician Scientist Training and Development Program
Department of Pediatrics
2021 Pilot and Feasibility Grant Awardees
for her project: "Spatiotemporal Regulation of Insulin Signaling in the Liver”
for his project: “The Role of EPHA2 in SOX2 Mediated Signaling During Esophageal Development”
2020 Pilot and Feasibility Grant Awardees
for her project: “LAP1-torsin A complex in NASH and HCC development”
for his project: “A quantitative platform to study the gut-microbiomeimmune system interface in human development and disease”
2019 Pilot and Feasibility Grant Awardees
for his project: “Interrogating the relationship between microbial metabolism and mucosal immunity”
for his project: “Preventing multidrug-resistant organism enteric colonization in the intensive care unit”
for his project: “Molecular and cellular basis of intestinal morphogenesis”