Pilot and Feasibility


The Pennington/Louisiana NORC is pleased to announce a Pilot and Feasibility Grant Program to establish opportunities designed to increase the number of investigators from underrepresented groups and/or disadvantaged backgrounds as well as individuals with disabilities. The full text of the Application Instructions can be found here.

The major objective of this program is to provide research support to develop preliminary data and/or novel methods to early career scientists (including senior post-doctoral fellows; >1.5y) from underrepresented groups involving nutrition/obesity-related research.

The NORC will give highest priority to research related to nutrition/obesity throughout the lifespan. The P&F awards are intended to generate preliminary data for the investigator to obtain extramural research funding from the NIH (e.g., R01).

  • Submission Deadline for LOI: September 17, 2021
  • Funding available: $100,000
  • Submission: Apply through the Pennington NORC P&F web portal

Questions about the P/F grant program can be directed to:

Jacqueline Fox
NORC Administrator
(225) 763-2686