Funding Opportunities

Pilot and Feasibility Program

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2024-2025 funding cycle.

Each year the Center's Pilot and Feasibility Program fosters and supports two year-long pilot projects in diabetes translational research led by promising early stage investigators. We expect to give out two 12-month awards awards each year, with a maximum of $40,000 awarded to each.

If you are interested in applying in the coming year, please see our most recent Request for Proposals (RFP) for eligibility information and detailed application instructions. An updated RFP for the next application cycle will be issued in January/February 2025. 

Recently Completed Projects

Jenise Wong


Perspectives on virtual peer groups for diabetes technology use by Latinx youth with type 1 diabetes
Rana Chehab


Associations between Glycemic Control Trajectories among Individuals with Gestational Diabetes and Risk of Obesity and Growth Trajectories in the Offspring
Luis Rodriguez


Added Sugar Intake and Cardiometabolic Abnormality Among US Hispanic/Latino Adults
Jennifer Falbe


Impact of Sugar-sweetened Beverage (SSB) Warning Labels Among Low-income Hispanic Populations
Alexandra Lee


Investigating Alternative Glycemic Metrics to Predict Hypoglycemia and Hyperglycemia in Nursing Home Residents with Type 2 Diabetes
Tainayah Thomas


Engagement, Preferences and Perceptions Related to Diabetes Prevention Among Adults with Prediabetes
Stephanie Hooker


Improving Type 2 Diabetes Care Provided through Telehealth Modalities: Understanding Needs of Patients and Primary Care Providers

Elaine Khoong & Sarah Nouri


Evaluating changes to primary care management and control of type 2 diabetes mellitus among diverse populations after wide-scale telehealth implementation

Estibaliz Iturralde


Perceptions and Preferences Related to Diabetes Prevention Among Individuals with Severe Mental Illness and Metabolic Risk Factors

Ilya Golovaty


Implementation and Effectiveness of Community Diabetes Prevention Programs in the United States

Yeyi Zhu


Investigation of Prevalence of and Barriers to Achieving Optimal Glycemic Control among Women with Gestational Diabetes

Veronica Yank


Pilot Study of eHealth Medication Messages for Latino Patients and Their Families

Courtney Lyles*


Tablet Research to Improve Understanding of Medications for People’s Health (TRIUMPH)

Susan Brown*


A Self-Affirmation Intervention to Enhance Patient Outreach for Health System-based Lifestyle Programs for Diabetes Prevention

Leah Zallman


Addressing Gaps in Research on Pay for Performance to Improve Quality of Diabetes Care: Provider Perspectives

*=Core Faculty

Training Opportunities at Local Institutions

DREAMS-CDTR is not a training grant. However the center's core faculty is affiliated with a number of fellowship programs at its various member institutions. In addition to a T32 Training Program in Diabetes Translational Research, which aims to develop the next generation of researchers with the necessary skills to identify and overcome barriers to translating evidence into practice for patients with type 2 diabetes, members DREAMS-CDTR members are affiliated with the UCSF CTSI KL2 Scholar Program.

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