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Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center: Pilot and Feasibility Program letter of intent due December 3, 2012

The Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center (BNORC), funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases, is a consortium of institutions. The overall objective of BNORC is to facilitate and support the conduct of cutting-edge basic and translational research in the fields of nutrition and obesity science in the Boston area with the long-term goal of promoting optimal health throughout the lifespan. BNORC’s Pilot and Feasibility program provides funding on a competitive basis for new investigators who are transitioning to an independent line of research or established investigators with novel ideas in the area of nutrition and obesity research. This year BNORC will consider pilot and feasibility projects related to the following Center themes:

  • Theme 1: Nutrient Metabolism in Health and Disease
  • Theme 2: Brain Control of Feeding Behavior and Metabolism
  • Theme 3: Environmental and Genetic Influences on Obesity and Related Chronic Diseases
  • Theme 4: Multi-level, Lifecourse Approaches to Obesity- and Nutrition-Related Diseases

Please refer to the website for more information about the application process. Letters of intent must be received no later than Monday, December 3, 2012 at midnight.