CIBR Resources

The CIBR offers research support for members of the UB Ingestive Behavior community. 

Trainee Travel

  • Funds are available to support trainee travel
  • Funds are limited to trainees working in the laboratories of CIBR members
  • Funds may be used to travel to conferences or to laboratories of collaborators
  • Contact the CIBR ( for more information and application instructions

Seminar Speaker Support

  • The CIBR will provide support for speakers in existing seminar series 
  • The supported speaker must be presenting a talk related to the mission of the CIBR
  • For additional information or to propose a specific speaker/event, contact the CIBR (

CIBR Pilot Grant Program

DESCRIPTION:  The Center for Ingestive Behavior was established to support ingestive behavior research at the University at Buffalo. One of the key activities of the Center, and a benefit to Center members, is the financial support we are able to provide to support the research proposals of Center members. 

AWARD AMOUNT: Awards will not exceed $20,000. Funds must be spent within 1 year

SCOPE OF THE AWARDS: Funding can support a variety of expenses, including but not limited to graduate student support, prototype development, materials and supplies, equipment usage, participant payments. Faculty salaries are not allowed. Award recipients are expected to submit a proposal for competitive external funding, based on the project conducted with the funding, within 24 months of the award start date.

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION: All members of the Center for Ingestive Behavior whose appointments allow them to submit external proposals through the UB Sponsored Projects Services Office are eligible to apply. Investigators who do not meet these criteria may serve as co-investigators on submitted projects.

REVIEW PROCESS: Proposals will be reviewed by Ad hoc panels of faculty who will make recommendation to the Director of the Center for Ingestive Behavior Research, who is responsible for the final selection.

Successful applications will effectively describe the need for the pilot program in generating preliminary data for external funding, and will clearly demonstrate the difference the pilot project will make. If applicable, inclusion of reviews from unfunded applications that request specific preliminary data are welcome. Budgets will be reviewed for reasonableness in relation to the proposed project. Evidence of using current resources or departmental/school cost-sharing to ensure the success of the project is encouraged.

Priority will be given to: 1) proposals designed to generate preliminary data for program project or multi-PI grants, and 2) opportunities where the addition of preliminary data can make the difference between a funded and unfunded external application.


Use NIH page and font formatting requirements (at least ½ inch margins, 11-point or larger Arial, Georgia, Helvetica, or Palatino Linotype fonts; no more than 15 characters per linear inch, no more than 6 lines per vertical inch; no restriction on color, but black is preferred for legibility purposes). 

  • Cover Page (1 page maximum): The cover page should include a) the name and departmental affiliation and contact information for each investigator, b) designation of a corresponding investigator, and c) an abstract describing the future grant application that the pilot fund is intended to support. 
  • Proposed Research (5 page maximum): The proposal must include a detailed description of the proposed pilot project, including timeline, and a clear indication of how the pilot project fits into the larger planned external funding application, including the specific aims of the external funding application. Specific information about the external funding opportunity (program and funding agency), submission deadlines, and submission timeline should be included in this section. A list of references cited in the Proposed Research section should be included, but does not count in the page limits. 
  • Previous reviews: If applicable, reviews of the most recent unsuccessful application should be included. Specific comments by reviewers should be highlighted in the Proposed Research section. 

AWARD TERMS: Applicants can request funding up to $20,000 for projects of no more than a 1-year duration. Prior to issuance of the award (Research Foundation funds), all regulatory approvals needed to conduct the work must be in place. A progress report must be submitted midway through the project and a final report is due within 90 days after the conclusion of the funding period summarizing the results in relation to the stated goals of the application. External funding success related to CIBR pilot support will be tracked and should designate at least 25% of recognition credit and 10% of the financial credit to 030 Center for Ingestive Behavior Research.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  Applications for the current cycle must be submitted via email as a single PDF by 5:00 p.m. on November 1, 2019 to the Center for Ingestive Behavior at with the email subject “CIBR Pilot Grant Application.” 

Please direct any pre- or post-submission inquiries to