The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement is to foster the advancement of the research mission of the Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition, NIDDK by soliciting research concepts that for pilot and feasibility clinical study proposals would need further assessment of identified protocol
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operational challenges would enhance operational feasibility of achieving successful completion of a subsequent larger clinical study; or for clinical translational science proposals, promote exploratory and novel science through the use of human subjects.
The following studies will not be supported by this FOA:
those that have obesity as a component of the study proposal (please refer to the Office of Extramural Research Grants and Funding to search for multiple obesity related Funding Opportunity Announcements at https://grants.nih.gov/grants/oer.htm); and translational studies that utilize animal models.