Research Funding

NPOD Pilot Grant Competition

Application Due Date: September 30, 2014

The Nebraska Center on the Prevention of Obesity Diseases through Dietary Molecules (NPOD), funded by a Center for Biomedical Research Excellence grant from NIH, invites applications for its pilot grant competition. The primary objective of this pilot grant program is to stimulate research in the area of nutrient signaling and to enhance competitiveness in obtaining extramural support.

In this first call for proposals, priority will be given to proposals in two areas; we anticipate funding one project from each area:

  • Area 1: Prevention of obesity-related diseases through dietary molecules. Proposals targeting this area are expected to focus on the prevention of obesity-related diseases through essential and non-essential dietary compounds. Proposals with a focus on biomarkers or treatment of disease will also be considered for funding through this mechanism.
  • Area 2: Interactions between diet and microRNAs. Proposals targeting this area are expected to focus the effects of food-borne microRNAs on mammalian gene expression, or the effects of dietary compounds on the expression of genes coding for microRNAs. Proposals with a focus on phenotyping and the development of innovative research tools are encouraged.

The Nebraska Center on the Prevention of Obesity Diseases through Dietary Molecules (NPOD), funded by a Center for Biomedical Research Excellence grant from NIH, invites applications for its pilot grant competition. This competition is open to all UNL and UNMC faculty. The primary objective of this pilot grant program is to stimulate research in the area of nutrient signaling and to enhance competitiveness in obtaining extramural support. The first round of applications is due September 30, 2014, with an anticipated funding start date of December 1, 2014. The RFA and application form can be found at: http://nutrigenomics.unl.edu/npod-pilot-project-rfa-due-september-30-2014

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