NIH NIGMS COBRE Phase III Pilot Project Program


"DOC Core Development"

Application Guidelines (.pdf)

Guidelines updated 12/16/2021

  • Deadline for Proposal Submission: January 17, 2022
  • Award Period: July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023

Overview of the COBRE Research Pilot Project Program

The Diabetes and Obesity Center (DOC) at the University of Louisville, funded by the NIH Center for Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) program, is pleased to announce that funds are available to support Pilot Projects to enhance the scientific capacity of the DOC.

Projects are expected to advance technology or methodology required for detecting or treating cardiometabolic disease and indices of health.

Priority will be given to proposals that further develop the infrastructure, capabilities, and Cores in the Center or that provide impactful new technology and methodologies that are in line with the Center’s scientific priorities.

Funds available

Projects will be funded for 12 months, with total Direct Costs up to $75,000. Faculty at all career stages are encouraged to apply. All awarded applications will provide opportunities to pursue innovative avenues in cardiometabolic research and should integrate with existing Core.

Eligibility requirements

Applicants must be a faculty member (Instructor level or above) at the University of Louisville at the time of award. Applicants should have significant (≥50%) effort devoted to either Research or Service. No restrictions regarding current funding applies; however, the proposed research must focus on building infrastructure, methodological, or technological capabilities of the Diabetes and Obesity Center and its Cores

Application Procedures

Applications will be solicited once per year and must be received by the deadline for submission. Applicants are encouraged to discuss Pilot Project ideas with the Pilot Program Director (Bradford G. Hill, Ph.D., ) prior to applying. The full application and NIH Biosketch should be submitted electronically (.pdf) to Dr. Hill. Applications for a COBRE Pilot Project will follow an NIH style format as in the application guidelines.

Applications for a COBRE Pilot Project will follow an NIH style format as outlined in the application guidelines.

Contact Details

For additional information, contact Bradford G. Hill, Ph.D. ( or 502-852-1015)