Proposals due March 7 for UF Pepper Center pilot awards on mobility and prevention of disability

Institute on Aging logoThe UF Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center (OAIC) is seeking innovative, interdisciplinary pilot study applications which address the focus of mobility and prevention of disability.

Projects must utilize and appropriately budget costs to include the OAIC Cores as a research resource. Objectives, brief descriptions and leaders of each core are provided in the RFP linked below.

Successful applications should focus on the collection of pilot data that will lead to extramural research grants and/or career development awards.


Both basic science and clinical research projects are encouraged and may originate from investigators at any UF college or the VA Medical Center. Projects can include collaborations with other institutions, particularly those with OAICs. See the RFP linked below for full details.

Award Details

Basic science projects are allowed up to $25,000 per year and clinical research projects that involve enrollment of human subjects are allowed up to $50,000 per year in direct costs. Each project should be for no more than two years, and it is the expectation that all funds will be expended within each award year. No carryover of funds and no indirect costs are allowed. Priority will be given to applications that are completed within a shorter timeline. Awards levels are contingent upon the type of project proposed, availability of funds and approval by the OAIC External Advisory Board and the National Institute on Aging. Leveraging funding from this award by combining resources from other entities is encouraged but not required.

Application Deadline & Requirements

Full applications must be submitted electronically no later than March 7, 2016 to Dr. Christy Carter as a single PDF file. Full applications must be prepared on the 11/15 revision of the PHS 398 application package ( Strict adherence to format specifications will be required as this is an NIH submission. See the RFP linked below for complete instructions.

Request for Proposals

For complete details, download the request for proposals:
Request for Pilot and Exploratory Study Proposals from the University of Florida Claude D. Pepper Older American’s Independence Center focused on Mobility and Prevention of Disability

Contact for Questions

For additional information, clarification or guidance in developing relevant proposals, contact:
Dr. Christy Carter (352-273-5727,, Department of Aging and Geriatric Research and Pilot and Exploratory Studies Core, UF Pepper OAIC