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OAIC Request for Application (PESC/RCDC)

Pilot and Exploratory Studies Core 

The Claude D Pepper Older Americans Independence Center is pleased to announce the release of two funding opportunities released through our Pilot and Exploratory Studies Core (PESC). Details are provided below and in the links provided.


The goal of this RFA is to identify proposals that focus on understanding and/or intervening on pathways contributing to age-related functional decline and the development of physical disability in older persons.  We have recently completed our most recent round of competitive pilot funding. Please check back for an upcoming RFA in the near future.

Pepper OAIC Ignition Fund RFA

The goal of this RFA is to seek out proposals for small pilot/ ignition funds to accelerate progress for clinical and translational research projects related to the Pepper Themes, preserving or improving of physical function in older adults. Ignition funds are intended to be small (up to $5,000), rapid-access awards that will support feasibility & pilot projects with high probability of generating pilot data for submission of larger extramural grant applications and/or high impact publications. Full details can be found here.

All inquiries for both RFAs should be sent directly to Abby Archer ( 

Research and Career Development Core

An RFA for junior faculty applicants will be released at a later time. Contact Abby Archer at 336-713-8504 or for more information.

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