2023 National NIH K2 "DiabDocs" Program
The DiabDocs program is now soliciting a third cycle of letters of intent (LOI) for applications for a mentored career development program from a diverse group of early career physician scientists.
Research must be relevant to diabetes including basic, translational, clinical, epidemiology/biostatistical, informatics, health services or health policy projects. Most funded scholars will focus on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, and limited slots will be available for persons working in type 2 diabetes (T2D).
After reviewing the LOIs, individuals will be invited to:
- Submit full applications by Wednesday, January 31, 2024, at 5pm ET.
- An in-person program retreat in Denver, CO between March 13-15, 2024 that will include interviews.
Letters of Intent (LOI) must include:
- One-page statement of intent to apply.
- One-page page preliminary specific aims for the proposed research project
- NIH-format Bio sketches from the candidate and proposed mentor(s)
- Proof of US citizenship or lawful permanent resident status (copy of passport/green card)
Interested candidates should apply by submitting the above materials in PDF format and send any questions/inquiries to:
Administrative Supplements to Support Emerging Physician-Scientists to Develop Research Expertise in Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases
The purpose of the NIDDK’s Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases (DDEMD) Administrative Supplement Program is to enable additional clinical perspectives to be brought to on-going research projects within the Division's mission and to enhance the research expertise of selected physicians. The program will provide supplementary funds to support advanced research opportunities for exceptional emerging physician-scientists (hereafter, "candidates") holding the MD or equivalent or MD/PhD degrees, and who are early in their research careers.
The supplement is intended to allow candidates to expand their research experience to help them transition beyond their clinical training to the next stage of their research careers as physician-scientists.
Administrative supplements must support work within the scope of a currently funded basic and/or clinical DDEMD research project. PIs of projects focused on type 1 diabetes are highly encouraged to apply given the limited numbers of new MD researchers entering this area. All applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss potential requests with the NIDDK DDEMD program director of the award for which they wish to submit a supplement application. See https://www.niddk.nih.gov/about-niddk/staff-directory/by-office/division-diabetes-endocrinology-metabolic-diseases for DDEMD program director contact information.
Full Announcement: NOT-DK-23-021
Supplement Submission Deadline:
Tuesday, February 6, 2024 for awards in June to August 2024
Thursday, February 6, 2025 for awards in June to August 2025
2024 Passion to Find a Cure Grants
The Thomas J. Beaston Jr. Foundation seeks applications from outstanding biomedical researchers with academic rank of a) Senior Instructors b) Assistant Professor or higher from accredited institutions for the 2024 “Passion to Find a Cure” Program. The Foundation seeks to fund innovative research to better understand and find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes.
Among the areas of highest priority include: beta cell transplantation and regeneration, autoimmunity issues, diabetes related complications and management of T1D using devices. Proposals will be reviewed by a scientific advisory board and grants will be issued on the basis of creativity, relevance, feasibility and available funds.
The Foundation will look to fund up to five, two-year projects at $125,000 per year, with an additional up to $12,500 in indirect costs. The Thomas J. Beatson Jr. Foundation values diversity and inclusion and we encourage applicants from underrepresented minorities in biomedical research.
Application materials due by February 16, 2024.
Research Scouts Funding Targets Patient Care Innovations
Research Scouts Sarah Hawley, Ph.D., and Megan Haymart, M.D., affiliated with the Patients First Innovation Initiative, have announced a new funding opportunity. Research Scouts is part of the Great Minds, Greater Discoveries research strategic plan and managed by the Medical School Office of Research. As part of Research Scouts, the Patients First team is looking to fund bold, patient-centered research projects – ideas that address topics of key interest to patients. They are particularly interested in funding early-stage ideas for patient-centered behavioral intervention research. The Patients First team will offer three $50,000 awards.
CLICK HERE (https://umich.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_42bLxRGJwJZ3WYK) to submit your idea via the Research Scouts portal. Anyone with a primary appointment (with effort) in the Medical School is eligible for funding. Portal submissions will be reviewed by the Patients First team on an ongoing basis, and they may reach out to discuss the details of your idea.
Visit the Research Scouts website for more information about the program, including a detailed FAQ. Questions? Contact email@example.com.
Michigan Diabetes Research Center (MDRC) and Michigan Nutrition Obesity Research Center (MNORC) Pilot Feasibility
The Pilot/Feasibility (P/F) Grant Program is sponsored by the Michigan Diabetes Research Center (MDRC) and Michigan Medicine Nutrition Obesity Research Center (MNORC). Its purpose is to promote research in diabetes, obesity and nutrition by new and established investigators at the University of Michigan. The ultimate goal of the program is to accelerate the pace of research and enable awardees to generate sufficient preliminary data for successful applications for major research funding from the NIH or other national granting agency.
P/F proposals should be for one year of support, with requested funding up to $50,000 direct costs. Each proposal will receive extramural peer review by recognized experts in the area of the proposal from the United States and abroad. Revised proposals from previous cycles are considered new applications and will be reviewed as such. The MDRC/MNORC Grants Program Advisory Council of expert investigators reviews the P/F applications together with their respective peer evaluations and ranks the applications based on scientific merit and relevancy to diabetes, obesity and nutrition research before final funding decisions are made. Funding of P/F grants that receive favorable review is anticipated to begin December 1, 2023.