Grant Mechanism Descriptions

JDRF is a global funding agency with a substantial proportion of its grants awarded outside the United States. We encourage all qualified researchers interested in addressing the scientific and clinical challenges and gaps to cure type 1 diabetes and its complications to apply for funding. Decisions on funding are based on the quality, mission relevance, and priority of the proposed research. JDRF encourages submission of innovative, high-risk/high-reward, field-changing research proposals to accelerate its mission.

JDRF has multiple funding mechanisms, including Strategic Research Agreements, Innovative Grants, and Industry Grants to build a diverse research portfolio, to provide the research community with alternative approaches to address the foundation’s mission, and to provide research training opportunities to attract new talent to the field.

JDRF Grant Mechanisms

Ongoing Opportunities

Applicant Eligibility Requirements: MD, DMD, DVM, PhD, or equivalent and faculty position or equivalent
Maximum Budget Per Year (USD): As Approved
Duration (Years): Up to 3
Letter of Intent (LOI) Required?: Yes**
 
Grant Mechanism: Innovative Grants
Applicant Eligibility Requirements: MD, DMD, DVM, PhD, or equivalent and faculty position or equivalent
Maximum Budget Per Year (USD): $110,000
Duration (Years): 1
Letter of Intent (LOI) Required?: No
 

Training Opportunities

We regret that JDRF is unable to consider applications in the area of diabetes related complications during the current fiscal year. Please direct any inquiries to the Preaward Support inbox and a member of our team will respond.
Grant Mechanism: Postdoctoral Fellowships
Applicant Eligibility Requirements: MD, DMD, DVM, PhD, or equivalent and must not be simultaneously serving an internship or residency
Maximum Budget Per Year (USD): $57,984 to $69,060
Duration (Years): 3
Letter of Intent (LOI) Required?: No
 
Applicant Eligibility Requirements: MD, DMD, DVM, PhD, or equivalent and must not be simultaneously serving an internship or residency
Maximum Budget Per Year (USD): $95,000
Duration (Years): 3
Letter of Intent (LOI) Required?: No
 
Grant Mechanism: Career Development Awards
Applicant Eligibility Requirements: MD, DMD, DVM, PhD, or equivalent and faculty position or equivalent
Maximum Budget Per Year (USD): $150,000
Duration (Years): 5
Letter of Intent (LOI) Required?: No
 
Applicant Eligibility Requirements: MD or MD-PhD, hold an appointment or joint appointment in a subspecialty of clinical medicine, and conduct human clinical research
Maximum Budget Per Year (USD): $150,000
Duration (Years): 5
Letter of Intent (LOI) Required?: No

Other Opportunities

Grant Mechanism: Conference Grants
Applicant Eligibility Requirements: See Grant type description for eligibility criterion
Maximum Budget Per Year (USD): As approved
Duration (Years): n/a
Letter of Intent (LOI) Required?: Yes
 
Applicant Eligibility Requirements: Biotechnology, pharmaceutical, device companies or other for-profit entities; PI should be a MD, DMD, DVM, PhD or equivalent, and hold a senior management position
Maximum Budget Per Year (USD): As approved
Duration (Years): Open
Letter of Intent (LOI) Required?: Yes
 

**Successful completion of a Project Concept is required prior to submitting a Strategic Research Agreement proposal.

**Successful completion of a LOI is required prior to submitting a full proposal for an Industry Discovery and Development Partnership (IDDP).