Caswell Diabetes Institute Fernandez-Buddin Type 1 Diabetes Fellowship Grant Program
Deadline Extended: Wednesday, November 30, 2022
The Fernandez-Buddin Type 1 Diabetes Fellowship Grant Program (FBT1D) is sponsored by a generous gift to the Caswell Diabetes Institute which created an endowment to support a promising research fellow in pursuit of improving our understanding of the causes of Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) and developing new cures. The goal of the program is to support promising fellows as they seek to develop a future independent career in T1D research.
Grant proposals can be anywhere in the spectrum of basic biomedical, clinical, or translational research, focused on key questions regarding the pathogenesis, diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of T1D. Specifically, the proposal is an “Idea” grant, focused on development of a novel approach, model, therapy, or reagent that could be mechanistically or therapeutically linked to ongoing and future research in T1D. Preliminary data is not required in support of the application.
Individuals currently serving in a post-doctoral or clinical fellowship capacity at the University of Michigan are eligible to apply in collaboration with their research/clinical mentor. These fellows should hold an MD, PhD, DVM, DPM, or other comparable degree. While applicants currently supported by other fellowship support programs (T, F, institutional fellowship or training awards) are eligible to apply, those with later-stage grants to aid the transition to independence (K grants, career development awards, etc.) are not eligible. Only one trainee may apply per research/clinical faculty mentor each year.
The proposals should be for one year of support, with requested funding up to $4,000. The CDI FBT1D Committee will review and rank the applications based on scientific merit and relevancy to T1D research. We anticipate funding one award, with funding to begin January 1, 2023.
The FBT1D awardee will be queried annually by CDI administrative staff and is required to provide information on the progress, publications, and funding that stem from the fellowship grant, as well as future funding and other career progress. The fellowship awardee is also expected to present their research at the annual CDI-MOD research symposium.