Funding Opportunities and Deadlines

Deadlines are 5:00pm Eastern Standard Time (no extensions will be granted)

Requests for Applications (RFAs)

RFA Details E/LOI Deadline Application
Start Date
Artificial Pancreas Therapies
Improved Longevity for Sub-cutaneous Insulin Infusion  9/22/2015  12/1/2016  3/2016  4/2016
Beta Cell Replacement Therapies
Generating Improved Beta/Islet Cell Sources through Genetic Modifications  4/28/2016  7/14/2016  10/2016  11/2016
Developing and Testing Retrievable Devices and Scaffolds for Beta Cell Replacement Therapies  10/15/2015  1/21/2016  5/2016  6/2016
Glucose Control
Research Toward Glucose-Responsive Glucose-Modulating Therapies RFA

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N/A  1/14/2016  5/2016  6/2016
Immune Therapies
Overcoming Obstacles to Achieving Immune Tolerance in Type 1 Diabetes

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 12/3/2015 3/2/2016  7/2016  9/2016
Discovery and Development of Immune Tolerance Delivery Systems for Antigen Specific Therapies in Type 1 Diabetes

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 12/3/2015 3/2/2016  7/2016  9/2016
Prevention Therapies
Biomarkers of Progression in the At-Risk Setting for Type 1 Diabetes

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 N/A 2/5/2016 5/2016 8/2016
JDRF Canadian Clinical Trial Network (CCTN) Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Translation in T1D Program  N/A 5/2/2016 8/2016 9/2016

All Other Grant Mechanisms
Application Timeline
Application Opens Application Deadline Application Notification Earliest Start Date
Innovative Grants 5/22/2015 7/30/2015 2/2016 3/2016
Postdoctoral Fellowship
Advanced Postdoctoral Fellowship
Career Development Awards
Early Career Patient-Oriented Diabetes Research Awards
5/2/2016 6/27/2016 1/2017 2/2017

In FY2015, JDRF is pleased to partner with the Danish Diabetes Academy to provide match funding (50% each) for all trainees [Postdoctoral Fellows (PF), Advanced Postdoctoral Fellows (APF), Career Development Awards (CDA) and Early Career Patient-Oriented Diabetes Research (ECPODR) Awards]. Trainee applicants and awardees interested in this partnership must document scientific collaboration with scientific members of the Danish Diabetes Academy and will be designated as members of the Danish Diabetes Academy Faculty, and participate in DDA projects that provide training in diabetes for young investigators.

For more information about the Danish Diabetes Academy and its projects, please see If you are interested in participating in the DDA, please indicate your interest by contacting JDRF Grant Staff or Danish Diabetes Academy cc managing director Tore Christiansen

For information about work packages related to type 1 diabetes research in the Danish Diabetes Academy please see or contact managing director Tore Christiansen

Strategic Research Agreements
(this mechanism includes Project Concepts)
N/A 8/17/2016 9/2016 N/A
N/A 11/16/2016 12/2016 N/A
N/A 2/8/2017 3/2017 N/A
The Project Concept mechanism allows for unsolicited proposals outside of the more focused RFA opportunities. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.
Industry Discovery & Development Partnerships Visit the IDDP webpage: contact Richard A. Insel, M.D. ( and/or appropriate Therapeutic Area Program Director
Conference Grants Submit Application to the Appropriate Therapeutic Area Program Director, 3-6 months prior to meeting date

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