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University of Wisconsin–Madison

NIH Diabetes Research Centers (P30 Clinical Trial Optional)

To:Chairs and Administrators: Departments in the Biological Sciences; Associate Deans for Research; College/School Research Administrators
From:Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Education
Date:December 13, 2018
Subject:Diabetes Research Centers (P30 Clinical Trial Optional) RFA-DK-18-020


Deadline for Internal Review:February 20, 2019

Project Description

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications for Diabetes Research Centers that are designed to support and enhance the national research effort in diabetes, its complications, and related endocrine and metabolic diseases.  Diabetes Research Centers support two primary research-related activities:  Research Core services and a Pilot and Feasibility (P and F) program.  All activities pursued by Diabetes Research Centers are designed to enhance the efficiency, productivity, effectiveness, and multidisciplinary nature of research in Diabetes Research Center topic areas.

Amount per Award: Application budgets are limited to $1,000,000 per year in direct costs unless the applicant organization proposes to provide regional or national services as described in the Funding Opportunity Description section of the FOA.  Applications proposing a Regional/National Shared Research Core or expanded P and F Program are limited to $1,250,000 per year in direct costs
Duration of Award: 5 Years
Number of Awards: NIDDK intends to commit approximately $7.5M in Fiscal Year 2020 to fund 4-5 awards


Because a Diabetes Research Center has a large and complex administrative structure, the PD/PI must have strong leadership abilities and demonstrated proficiency in managing large, multi-component programs. The Diabetes Research Center PD(s)/PI(s) must also be willing to participate in annual meetings of the Center Directors.

UW-Madison is allowed to submit one application.


Internal Competition Application Instructions

Applications for Internal Review

To submit your application, follow this link:

Please include the following information:

  • Cover Sheet
  • CV of PI
  • List of participating institutions and co-PIs.
  • Based on the information requested in the NIH FOA, please submit a document of no more than 5 pages indicating how project will meet program intent.

Sponsor Deadlines

Letters of Intent are due to NIH by May 20, 2019. Applications are due to NIH by June 20, 2019.