JDRF Training Awards

JDRF Training Awards

JDRF is a global funding agency with a substantial proportion of its grants awarded outside the United States. They 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. JDRF encourages submission of innovative, high-risk/high-reward, field-changing research proposals to accelerate its mission and is requesting applications for the following JDRF Training Awards match funded by the Danish Diabetes Academy:

  1. Postdoctoral fellowships
  2. Advanced postdoctoral fellowsships
  3. Career development awards
  4. Early-career patient oriented diabetes research awards  

KEY DATES

May 2, 2016: Applications open
June 27, 2016Application deadline
January 2017: Funding notification
February 2017: Earliest start date

Please reference the Grant Mechanism Descriptions on the JDRF website for more information.

To apply, please submit your application via RMS360

Please feel free to share this opportunity with your colleagues. Additionally, please visit the Request for Applications section of the JDRF website regularly for more funding opportunities!

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS

  • Description
    Designed to attract qualified, promising scientists entering their professional career in the T1D research field; intended for those in a relatively early state in their career

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

  • Applicant eligibility
    This fellowship is intended for those at a relatively early stage of their career. Ordinarily, the most recent doctoral degree (PhD, MD, DMD, DVM, or equivalent) will have been received no more than five years before the application is submitted.

  • Application
    Access and submit full applications (including research plans) via RMS360.

ADVANCED POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS

  • Description
    Designed to attract qualified, promising scientists to receive full time research training and to assist these promising individuals in transitioning from a fellowship to an independent (faculty-level) position
  • Institutional eligibility
    Domestic & foreign non-profit organizations; public & private universities, colleges, hospitals, laboratories; units of state & local governments; eligible agencies of the federal government
  • Applicant eligibility
    This fellowship is intended for applicants who have completed some postdoctoral training, show extraordinary promise and are preparing for a transition to an independent research position. Generally, the most recent doctoral degree (PhD, MD, DMD, DVM, or equivalent) will have been received no more than 6 years before the application is submitted.
  • Application
    Access and submit full applications (including research plans) via RMS360.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT AWARDS

  • Description
    Designed to attract qualified and promising scientists early in their faculty careers and to give them the opportunity to establish themselves in areas that reflect the JDRF research emphasis areas.
  • Institutional eligibility
    Domestic & foreign non-profit organizations; public & private universities, colleges, hospitals, laboratories; units of state & local governments; eligible agencies of the federal government.
  • Applicant eligibility
    The Career Development Award is intended for individuals at an early stage of their independent academic career. Researchers who have received their first faculty-level appointment less than 3 years before the submission date are eligible to apply for this award. The applicant must hold an academic faculty-level position (including assistant professor or equivalent) at the time of submission of the proposal, at a university, health science center, or comparable institution with strong, well-established research and training programs for the chosen area of interest.
  • Terms
    150,000 USD maximum/year for up to 5 years, including up to 10% for indirect costs and generally not renewable after 5 years.

EARLY-CAREER PATIENT-ORIENTED DIABETES RESEARCH AWARDS

  • Description
    Designed to provide crucial support to investigators who plan to pursue a career in diabetes-related clinical investigation. Awards are made in the later stages of training and include the ability for recipients to transition to independent faculty or research appointments.
  • Institutional eligibility
    Domestic & foreign non-profit organizations; public & private universities, colleges, hospitals, laboratories; units of state & local governments; eligible agencies of the federal government.
  • Applicant eligibility
    The Early Career Patient-Oriented Diabetes Research Award is intended for clinical researchers at a relatively early stage of their independent career. Clinical researchers who have received their first faculty-level appointment less than 5 years before the submission date are eligible to apply for this award. Applicants must have an MD or MD-PhD, hold an appointment or joint appointment in a subspecialty of clinical medicine in a clinical department, and conduct human clinical research. In exceptional circumstances, non-MD candidates will be considered if their work is likely to contribute significantly to a clinical outcome.For the purposes of this award, clinical research is defined as research conducted with human subjects for which the investigator directly interacts with the subjects.
  • Application
    Access and submit full applications (including research plans) via RMS360.
  • Terms
    150,000 USD maximum/year for up to 5 years, including up to 10% for indirect costs and generally not renewable after 5 years.