Partnerships and UK-specific schemes

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.

Funding decision: JDRF will be co-funding the project from Dr Dr Rocio Sancho, King’s College London, entitled “PEG-based hydrogels for IPSCs-Derived Regenerative Therapies for Diabetes”

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.

Call opening: 13 February 2020
Closing date:
1 April 2020 16:00 GMT
Triage/Shortlisting: October 2020
Interviews: 17-18 November 2020

Triage/shortlisting for the last call (July 2019) will take place 3 February 2020 with interviews to be held 3 – 4 March 2020.

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

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 Research Communication Manager at JDRF UK.

Contact us

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