PC Pilot and Feasibility Program

The Porphyria Consortium is providing a novel support mechanism for trainees, postdocs, and junior faculty who want to pursue new directions in porphyria. The PC leadership welcomes applicants from across the U.S. and will strive to provide a rapid review and constructive comments for applicants. 

Support:  $30,000 of funding in a single sub-contract to the institution of the applicant. These funds are to include a maximum of 8% in indirect costs to the award institution.  These awards ideally suited for trainees who want to master a new expertise or acquire a new skill to enhance their competitiveness for independent funding.  

Please note: Proposed research that falls outside the mission Porphyria Consortium will be considered nonresponsive and will not be reviewed.  


Application Instructions 

  • Project periods are limited to 12 months, and a progress report must be submitted within 120 days of the budget end date. 

  • Applicants may be from any registered, domestic (U.S.), eligible organization. 

  • Applications for this project does not require Institutional sign off by the applicant’s grant and contract office, unless required by the applicant institution’s policies. 

Applications, should be provided as a single PDF file (11-point Arial font size and 0.5” margins) that must include: 

  • Title, PI and any Key Personnel or Sponsor, Abstract (to be made public upon award), 1 page 

  • Project Description, Significance, Figures and Literature Cited, 1 page 

  • Budget, and Justification, (for trainees, signed by lab PI), 1 page 

  • NIH-style Biosketch (only one biosketch). 



If an award is made, the submitted Abstract will be made public on the PC website, along with the Project Title, PI Name(s), Institution, and award type. Each publication, press release, or other document about research supported by an NIH award must include an acknowledgment of NIH award support and a disclaimer such as “Research reported in this publication was supported by the National Institute Of Diabetes And Digestive And Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number U54DK110858. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.”  


1.  Check guidelines for eligibility 
                a. Priority will be given to Junior Investigators and Postdocs. 
                b. Established Investigators starting a new line of Research in heme and porphyria. 

2. Deadline for submission is July 31, 2022   

3.  Write and submit proposals as a single PDF using the detailed guidelines on length and inclusions to karli.hedstrom@mssm.edu prior to final due date and time. 

No applications will be accepted after 5 pm PST on the due date.