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)
Notification of Full Application Request
Full Application Deadline (on invite only)
Response to Applicants
Earliest anticipated start date

Improving Lives
Development of CGMs with Continuous Ketone Monitoring Functionality for DKA Prevention in T1D
Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a dangerous acute complication of T1D that is insufficiently addressed or even sometimes exacerbated by current therapeutic options. To fill this gap, JDRF invites applications to develop continuous ketone monitor (CKM) functionality in continuous glucose monitor (CGM) devices to warn users of impending DKA events and allow preventive actions to be taken.
Letter of Intent (LOI)’s can be submitted to JDRF’s Strategic Research Agreement (SRA) or Industry Discovery and Development Program (IDDP) grant mechanisms
Notification of Full Application Request: 19 August 2021
Full Application Deadline (on invite only): 30 September 2021
Response to Applicants: March 2022
Earliest anticipated start date: May 2022

Training funding schemes

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 Tuesday 29 June 2021.
Funding notification: 31 January 2022.

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 Tuesday 29 June 2021.
Funding notification: 31 January 2022.

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 is Wednesday 22 September 2021.
– Funding notification: 30 April 2022.
– Earliest start: 1 July 2022.

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 is Wednesday 22 September 2021.
– Funding notification: 30 April 2022.
– Earliest start: 1 July 2022.

Ongoing funding schemes

Project Concepts for Strategic Research Agreements
– 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 Letter of Intent deadlines: Tuesday 2 November 2021
The following opportunity has a deadline of 3 May 2022.
– Successful Project Concept applicants will be contacted for further project development by JDRF personnel.
– Letter of Intent status notification: 17 December 2021
Notification for the following opportunity will be 17 June 2022

Innovative Grants
– 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.