Partnerships and UK-specific schemes

EFSD/JDRF/Lilly European Programme in Type 1 Diabetes Research

This year, the call is inviting applications within any area of basic or clinical research related to type 1 diabetes including treatment and monitoring strategies. Research will be supported through the award of grants, each of up to €100,000. The duration of each award may be one year or longer, depending upon the needs of the project and as justified in the application.

Please find the full details of the call here. Applications must be submitted in the EFSD online application system

Closing date: before 18:00 CET on the deadline date 1 July 2019.  

JDRF/UK Regenerative Medicine Platform (UKRMP2)

We are delighted to announce a new partnership between JDRF and the UK Regenerative Medicine Platform. This call will support pre-clinical research projects which focus on tractable challenges on the path towards translation. The goal of the Platform is to unlock scientific knowledge and produce tools, reagents and approaches which are applicable to a broad range of diseases. Proposals with direct applicability to type 1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis are particularly encouraged, reflecting the key partnerships with JDRF and the MS Society in this call.

Please find the full details of the call here.

Deadline for intention to apply: All applicants are required to submit an ‘Intention to Apply’ by e-mail to the [email protected], before 16:00 GMT+1 Thursday 11 April 2019.
Applicant Webinar:
late March 2019
Deadline for full applications (by invitation only):
16:00 GMT+1 Thursday 9 May 2019.
Funding decision: September/October 2019

JDRF/MRC Clinical Research Training Fellowships

We are delighted to announce a new partnership between JDRF and the MRC.  These Fellowships support clinically active professionals within the UK to undertake a higher research degree in the field of type 1 diabetes research. The scheme can also provide post-doctoral funding for applicants who achieved their PhD more than five years ago but who have not been research active since due to clinical training commitments.

Closing date: 3 April 2019 16:00 GMT
Triage/Shortlisting: 15 October 2019
Interviews: 19 – 20 November 2019

Triage/shortlisting for the last call (November 2018) will take place 20 May 2019 with interviews to be held 20 – 21 June 2019.

The application process is managed by the MRC. You can read further information on the Clinical Research Training Fellowships website.

BIRAX Ageing – Call for Research Proposals

The BIRAX Ageing call will fund ground breaking projects that will focus on diverse aspects of ageing-related health. Applications in the area of type 1 diabetes, addressing the priorities below, are welcome and may be co-funded by JDRF.

The impact of the ageing process, from infancy to senescence, on the progression of Type 1, including, but not limited to: changes in beta cell regenerative capacity; antigenicity; regeneration of beta cells and the prevention of their destruction; maintaining the survival of extant and newly generated beta cells; developing technologies to efficiently generate pancreatic islet cells from non-beta-cell sources and to protect them by cellular engineering and/or encapsulation technology.

Interactions between the normal ageing process and long-standing Type 1 diabetes, for example skeletal fragility and sarcopenia, neuronal degeneration, and retinal neuronal degeneration. The emphasis should be on strategies to diagnose, prevent and treat these processes.

Closing date (preliminary proposals): Now closed
Closing date (full proposals by invitation only): Now closed
Funding notification: July 2019

Applications must be submitted online via the British Council’s website.

The Call Document provides further information on funding criteria and research focus.
The Guidance Notes provides further details on eligibility, completion of the application form and conditions of award.

JDRF UK Postdoctoral Fellowship Research Communication stipend

This award is intended to provide JDRF Postdoctoral Fellowships, in the UK, with additional research communication opportunities and a competitive salary rate based on the standard university salary bands in the UK.

All UK-based researchers who are awarded a JDRF Postdoctoral Fellowship are eligible for this stipend, however, please note that it is not guaranteed. We suggest that UK applicants applying for a JDRF Postdoctoral Fellowship, who wish to be considered for one of these additional stipends, should contact the UK-based research team as early in their application as possible.

The stipend is for up to £15,000 per year of the Postdoctoral Fellowship. Please be aware that the stipend is not detailed in the Fellow’s award letter from JDRF.

Once a JDRF Fellowship in the UK is approved, the UK team is notified and they will then contact the awardee directly to discuss the research communication aspects of the scheme. The skill level of the Fellow and their particular areas of interest, will be identified and specific opportunities including appropriate training/mentoring will be offered. Please note that the stipend is dependent on the Fellow’s participation in research communication events and on-going communication with the Senior Research Communication Manager at JDRF UK.

Contact us

The UK-based research team can be contacted on 020 7713 2030, or via email at [email protected].