Conference Grants


Proposals for the support of scientific meetings, conferences, and workshops relevant to the JDRF mission

Institutional Eligibility
Domestic & foreign non-profit organizations; public & private universities, colleges, hospitals, laboratories; units of state & local governments; eligible agencies of the federal government

Completed application should be submitted to Justyna Wozniak ( and using the form for funding by the required deadlines. Late or incomplete requests will not be reviewed.

Research Plan

Dollar amount awarded varies

JDRF does not cover indirect/overhead costs of any amount on conference grants. Please only include actual (direct) costs in your proposed budget.

Human Subjects Research


JDRF supports scientific meetings, conferences, and workshops relevant to its mission. Applications for conference support are accepted for consideration throughout the year. Note that the JDRF Conference Grant does not provide individual support to an applicant for conference attendance.


Each criterion will be considered in the context of how it relates to JDRF research priorities:

  1. How does the meeting/conference relate to JDRF goals?
  2. What is the format and agenda?
  3. What is the need for the meeting/conference?
  4. What is the timeliness of the meeting/conference?
  5. What are the qualifications of the organizers and proposed participants?
  6. What is the past performance of the meeting/conference (when applicable)?
  7. How appropriate is the meeting site?
  8. How appropriate is the budget?


Conference Grant applications, please use this form, and email the completed application to Justyna Wozniak ( and Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and are due ninety days prior to the meeting/workshop. Applicants will be notified within one month of the submission. Incomplete or late grant applications will not be reviewed or considered.

Terms & Other Requirements

  • In general, complimentary registration for a designated member of JDRF staff, or JDRF guests, is required for JDRF sponsorship of a meeting.
  • JDRF sponsorship must be acknowledged in all publicity and in the program for the meeting and any proceedings or publications resulting from the meeting.
  • After meeting summary/outcomes due to JDRF 4 weeks post meeting. (can be topline)
  • Copies of proceedings or publications resulting from the meeting must be provided to JDRF.
  • JDRF reserves the right to post the meeting notice/agenda as well as other information relating to the meeting on the JDRF website. In addition, the application is required to provide a brief report, written in lay terms, after the meeting for posting on the JDRF website.
  • If conference grant is approved, JDRF will request an invoice. All invoices must be in USD. Invoices that are not received within 60 days of the request will cause the sponsorship to be voided.

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