JDRF funding opportunities

We offer a wide range of funding schemes for qualified researchers in the field of type 1 diabetes and its associated complications.

The following JDRF funding opportunities are administered by our central office in New York. Applications must be submitted via RMS360, the JDRF Grant Management System. This page provides applicants with guidelines for application submission.

Please follow the links below to find out more about these opportunities.

Targeted schemes

Cures
– No open opportunities currently
Deadline for Application (Letter of intent):
Response to applicants:
Earliest anticipated receipt of samples:

Improving Lives
– No open opportunities currently
Deadline for Application (Letter of intent):
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Earliest anticipated receipt of samples:

Training funding schemes

Please note that the next dates for the training funding schemes are yet to be determined for 2021.

These funding sources are typically available annually

Postdoctoral Fellowships
– Open to those at a relatively early stage of their career.
– PhD, MD, DMD, DVM, or equivalent received no more than five years before the application is submitted. Must not be simultaneously serving an internship or residency.
– Up to  $57,984 to $69,060 per year, for up to 3 years.
– The application deadline was 2 July 2019.

Advanced Postdoctoral Fellowships
– Open to those who have completed some postdoctoral training, show extraordinary promise and are preparing for a transition to an independent research position.
– PhD, MD, DMD, DVM, or equivalent received no more than six years before the application is submitted. Must not be simultaneously serving an internship or residency.
– Up to $95,000 per year, for up to 3 years.
– The application deadline was 2 July 2019.

Career Development Awards
– Open to individuals at an early stage of their independent academic career.
– PhD, MD, DMD, DVM, or equivalent and in an academic faculty-level position since less than 3 years before the submission date.
– Up to $150,000 per year, for up to 5 years.
– The application deadline was 2 July 2019.

Early Career Patient-Orientated Diabetes Research Awards
– Open to clinical researchers at a relatively early stage of their independent career.
– MD or MR-PhD and in their first faculty-level appointment less than 5 years before the submission date.
– Up to $150,000 per year, for up to 5 years.
– The application deadline was 2 July 2019.

Ongoing funding schemes

Please note that no new project concept for strategic research agreement or innovative grant proposals will be accepted until 30 June 2021.

Project Concepts for Strategic Research Agreements (No new project concept proposals will be accepted through 30 June 2021)
– Funding for single or multiple investigators to address critical gaps and challenges and potential breakthroughs in Type 1 diabetes research.
– PhD, MD, DMD, DVM, or equivalent and in a faculty position or equivalent.
– Project concept application deadlines were 1 August 2019, 4 November 2019 and 3 February 2020.
– Successful Project Concept applicants will be contacted by JDRF personnel and invited to submit Strategic Research Agreement proposal.

Innovative Grants (No new innovative grant proposals will be accepted through 30 June 2021)
– Funding for highly innovative research proposals with significant potential to accelerate JDRF’s mission.
– PhD, MD, DMD, DVM, or equivalent and in a faculty position or equivalent.
– Up to $110,000 per year, for up to 1 year.

Other funding schemes

Industry Discovery & Development Partnerships
– Aimed to promote for-profit interest in JDRF’s mission to find a cure for type 1 diabetes and its complications.
– Biotechnology/ pharmaceutical companies or other for-profit entities, either publicly or privately held.
– JDRF also encourages Partnership applications from companies proposing collaboration with academic researchers.
– Discovery Partnerships: 2 year contract – Up to $250K/yr/2
– Contact the appropriate Therapeutic Area Program Director.

Conference Grants
– Supports scientific meetings, conferences, and workshops relevant to JDRF mission.
– Does not provide individual support to an applicant for conference attendance.
– Applications are accepted for consideration throughout the year. They should be submitted to the appropriate Scientific Program Staff 3-6 months prior to the meeting date.