Eligibility for Pilot and Feasibility project grants is not limited to Center Members. Rather it applies to all members of the scientific community at UI, and to researchers at other institutions who collaborate with Center Members. Applicants must be a US citizen or have a permanent visa. This program is open to:
- New investigators who have never had, and do not currently have, extramural support for their CF-focused research program within the NIDDK mission.
- Established investigators who are currently performing research outside the area of CF or gene therapy but wish to apply their expertise to a problem relevant to the goals of the Center’s research mission.
- Established investigators who are currently performing CF or CF-relevant gene therapy research but wish to investigate a novel idea that falls within the Center’s focus and represents a significant departure from currently funded research.