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Innovative Awards

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

Milestone Date Status
Letter of Intent N/A
Application Jan 25, 2024 Passed
Award Notification Jul 31, 2024 Next
Earliest Start Sep 01, 2024

Background & Purpose

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JDRF provides seed funding for highly innovative, high risk high reward research with significant potential to accelerate the mission of JDRF. Proposals should address key outstanding questions and have the potential to lead to a challenge or a change in the current paradigm or conventional wisdom and/or lead to a groundbreaking discovery. Preliminary data is not required in the proposal but the underlying concept, premise or hypothesis must be plausible and testable and the proposal must be focused with a well-defined goal that is achievable within the timeframe and amount of the award.