The Pennington NORC is pleased to announce a Pilot and Feasibility Grant Program (the full text of the Application Instructions is attached or can be found here as a PDF under Related Files). This program is intended to provide research support to test innovative hypotheses from individuals or multidisciplinary teams involving nutrition/obesity-related research. This research should involve some aspect of nutrient absorption, nutrient metabolism, cellular nutrient sensing or signaling, intervention/treatment response, and genetic aspects of nutrition-related chronic diseases. 

The program enables investigators to generate a sufficient body of preliminary information for a successful application for major research funding from NIH or other national granting agencies. 

  • Letter of Intent due: July 30, 2017
  • Invitation to present:  August 22, 2017 (Chosen LOI will present (see RFA for Instructions)
  • Full Application Deadline: October 9, 2017 (for those selected after LOI presentation)
  • Funding Available: $170,000 [2 - 5 proposals will be funded]
  • Submission: Apply through the Pennington NORC P&F web portal

Questions about the P/F grant program can be directed to:

Randy Mynatt, PhD.
Director, P/F Grant Program
(225) 763-3100

Jacqueline Fox
NORC Administrator
(225) 763-2686