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Diversifying Diabetes Research Talent in Academia

Deadlines are 5:00 PM (Eastern). No extensions will be granted.

Milestone Date Status
Letter of Intent Required Nov 02, 2022 Passed
Application Jan 26, 2023 Passed
Award Notification Jul 31, 2023 Passed
Earliest Start Sep 01, 2023 Passed

Background & Purpose

Please click on the “RFA Announcement” link for complete information.


The goal of this funding opportunity is to diversify the scientific workforce working on the complex challenges to cure and improve lives with diabetes. Funding will directly support a diabetes research project aligned with JDRF’s Research Strategy led by a researcher early in their faculty careers.

In the two-year term of the award, awardees will focus their research efforts on a subject directly related to JDRF mission goals and research priorities (read more about JDRF’s Research Strategy here) and position themselves to work at the leading edge of type 1 diabetes research. These awards are designed to support exceptionally promising investigators with funding and other resources from the JDRF network. Importantly, although this funding opportunity is targeted to early-career academic researchers, this award is not a training fellowship.