Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 1/30/2024

Center for Gastrointestinal Biology and Disease (CGIBD) -- Pilot Grants for Gastrointestinal Biology Research

The Center for Gastrointestinal Biology and Disease (CGIBD), a joint program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University, awards pilot/feasibility grants each year in a competitive application process. Pilot/feasibility grants are one-year awards of up to $35,000 total costs.

The overall purpose of this program is to provide support for investigators to pursue new and innovative research ideas leading to independent funding. We are particularly interested in projects related to our theme of homeostasis, injury and repair as it relates to digestive and liver diseases. Priority is given to new investigators and investigators who use our core facilities.


  • Letter of Intent receipt date: March 11, 2024
  • Application receipt date: April 11, 2024
Areas of Interest

Pilot/feasibility proposals should be based on research in gastrointestinal biology and epidemiology. Preference will be given to proposals that (1) appear likely to result in findings that will allow the investigator to successfully compete for subsequent independent funding and (2) are related to research directions of the UNC Center for Gastrointestinal Biology and Disease. The Center’s primary research theme is homeostasis, injury and repair. Among the areas of special interest are: inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD); liver disease; gastrointestinal cancer; intestinal water and electrolyte transport; gastrointestinal epithelial damage, growth, development and repair; intestinal stem cells; gut microbiome and the epidemiology of gastrointestinal disease. Applications investigating other aspects of gastrointestinal disease will be accepted.

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