diabetestalk.net

Canadian Diabetes Association Postdoctoral Fellowship

25 Grants For Young Researchers

25 Grants For Young Researchers

Kickstart your career by applying for one of these grants. Getting your research off the ground isnt always easy. Luckily, sources of funds like the ones below can help. [ KaYann - Fotolia.com] Finding funds for research is among the steepest hurdles that young investigators must surmount as they grow from grad school students to postdocs to finally running their own laboratories. Years of yo-yo budgeting has reduced the confidence young researchers once had of obtaining funding through NIH, and over the past 20 years, lowered the amount of money available. The success rate for all research project grants dipped to 15.3% in the sequestration-stymied federal fiscal year that ended September 30, 2013, about half the two-decade high 29.5% of FY 1999. Imagine yourself as a visionary young scientist at one of our nations research universities. You have many exciting ideas. You write up the most promising and send the grant application to NIH in hopes of being supported. But you find it increasingly difficult to remain optimistic or to see a future in this field when you look at the steep odds of being funded, Sally Rockey, NIHs deputy director for extramural research, wrote September 24, 2013, in her blog Rock Talk on NIHs website. A little bit of help is on the way, thanks to GENs list of 25 grant programs that direct funds to younger researchers. The list is unranked and listed in the alphabetical order of the sponsoring organizations, based on information furnished by these organizations on their websites and other publicly available material. Each program is listed by its name, amount of funding available and types of costs covered, eligibility requirements of applicants, purpose of the grant program, status of recent activity, and a link or links with more detailed pro Continue reading >>

2017 Research Competition Is Now Open

2017 Research Competition Is Now Open

Newsroom > Search News > 2017 research competition is now open The 2017 research competition is officially open and accepting applications Diabetes Canada is pleased to announce that the 2017 Research Competition is officially open. Those who are interested in learning more about this years guidelines and criteria can visit our website . The application submission can be found on ResearchNet . For over 40 years, we have funded research to support innovative projects that further our understanding of diabetes, help to develop treatments and move us closer to a cure. Diabetes Canada-funded researchers have been published in some of the best journals in the scientific world. They have increased the knowledge of diabetes causes (type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes), developed groundbreaking treatments and increased knowledge about prevention of type 2 diabetes and its related complications. Our new research funding program is aimed at attracting, training and retaining outstanding diabetes researchers in Canada. Continue reading >>

Inmd Connections - February 2017

Inmd Connections - February 2017

Message from Philip Sherman, INMD Scientific Director In anticipation of the completion of my term as Scientific Director of INMD at the end of 2017, INMD is undergoing a formal review and evaluation. This evaluation and management response will inform the future of INMD and recruitment of the next Scientific Director. The CIHR Act directs Governing Council (GC) to "review the mandate and performance of each Health Research Institute at least every five years after it is established and determine whether its mandate or the policies respecting its role and functioning should be amended or whether it should be merged with another Health Research Institute or terminated." The International Review Panel mandated to evaluate CIHR's performance noted in its 2011 report the importance of a periodic "review of the slate of Institutes to ensure that CIHR is supporting an evolving research landscape" and recommended that GC form "a working group to examine whether the slate of CIHR Institutes is appropriate". As a result of an Institute Model Review initiated by GC in 2014, GC approved the CIHR Institute Evaluation Framework in November 2015. The evaluation framework enables the CIHR Executive Management Committee (Evaluation Committee and the CIHR Head of Evaluation) to identify the rationale, need and timing for the evaluations to inform and align with extensions or transitions of CIHR Institutes. The institute evaluation is led by an Expert Panel made up of national and international members and will be supported by staff in the CIHR evaluation unit. The Chair of the Expert Panel will be responsible for drafting the INMD Evaluation Report that will be sent to the CIHR Executive Management Committee for a response, and then to GC. The framework consists of evaluation questions Continue reading >>

Dr Melkam Kebede - The University Of Sydney

Dr Melkam Kebede - The University Of Sydney

Melkam Kebede was awarded her Ph.D. in 2007 from the University of Melbourne. For her Ph.D. thesis Melkam studied the metabolic consequences of pancreatic beta-cell specific overexpression of one of the gluconeogenic enzymes, fructose- 1,6-bisphosphatase, using a transgenic mouse model, under the mentorship of Professor Joseph Proietto and A/Prof Sof Andrikopoulos. Upon completion of her PhD, Melkam moved to Montreal, Canada for her first post-doctoral fellowship where she worked to characterize and understand the regulation and role of the G protein coupled receptor, GPR40 - under the mentorship of Professor Vincent Poitout. In Montreal, Melkam was supported by a post-doctoral fellowship from the Canadian Diabetes Association. In 2012 Melkam joined Professor Alan Atties laboratory at the University of Wisconsin Madison for her second post-doctoral fellowship. In the Attie laboratory she studied the involvement of VPS10 family of proteins, specifically Sorcs1, in the formation and stability of insulin containing secretory granules in pancreatic beta-cells. Her research involved cell biology studies of vesicle trafficking using biochemical and fluorescence microscopy studies. Her research at the University of Wisconsin was supported by the American Diabetes Association mentor based post-doctoral fellowship. In 2015, Melkam moved to Sydney to set up an Islet Biology laboratory in the Biology Domain of the Charles Perkins Center, University of Sydney. Obesity is one of the major risk factors for the development of Type 2 diabetes. It is well established that obesity causes insulin resistance; an inability of insulin to elicit its normal physiological response. In the early stages of insulin resistance, the pancreatic beta-cells produce and secrete more insulin in order to Continue reading >>

Post-award Administration

Post-award Administration

To move forward in the funding process, Association-supported investigators must submit the pre-award Intent to Fund requirements and any required documentation prior to award activation. Please note that an Award Agreement Letter will not be forwarded to you, and your final funding decision may be delayed, unless the requirements are received by the deadline date. All other outstanding ADA grant requirements, such as Final Reports for previous Association awards, must also be fulfilled by that time. Upon activation, the terms of the award will be governed in accordance with the Association's Award Stipulations. Your institution's grant administration officer should download and review the Award Stipulations and Intellectual Property Policy. If there are any concerns or conflicts regarding Association grant policies, contact [email protected] as soon as possible to avoid a delay in executing the Award Agreement. The Intent to Fund Requirement Form and all required file(s) must be submitted through the Association's online Grant Management Site. To complete the Requirement form, log-in to the Grant Management Site with the username and password used to submit the grant. Upon logging in, click the Requirements tab and then click the "Intent to Fund" link under the New Requirements drop down menu. The following documentation must be attached with the online submission: Provide a digital photograph of PI and Fellow/Student/Intern (if applicable, Training Awards only) working in a laboratory or clinical setting. Image must be a jpg file, 250x300 pixels with a minimum resolution of 300 DPI, and must utilize the following naming convention: "Grant reference number_PI Last Name" (example: 1-17-IBS_Smith.jpg). Photographs may be used in the Association's annual R Continue reading >>

Newsnotes

Newsnotes

For more information about the items below or to request application materials, contact Elizabeth Noseworthy at the Office of Research, 737-8251 or e-mail [email protected] The Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy is organizing a conference entitled Constructing Tomorrows Federalism: New Routes to Effective Governance to be held in Regina on March 25-26, 2004. The institute is seeking proposals for papers that would stimulate discussion on the following topics: understanding current tensions in the federation and underlying causes; improving intergovernmental relations in the era of interdependency and globalization; finding space in federalism for emergent political communities; responding more effectively to marginalized communities; and increasing the democratic legitimacy of the federation. Abstracts of 5001,000 words, a one page cv, and anticipated audio-visual needs are requested by Nov. 14 and are to be sent to Ian Peach, Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy at [email protected] . The Ethics Office of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research is pleased to announce the first issue of a new publication titled Ethics Live! @ CIHR. This newsmagazine (two issues each year) will deal with CIHRs research and policy initiatives related to ethical, legal and social issues in health and research. The inaugural issue includes articles on aboriginal research, managing conflicts of interest, the quest for a harmonized placebo policy, protecting privacy, and more. It may be viewed at www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/publications/18709.shtml . SSHRC, under a strategic joint initiative with the Law Commission of Canada titled Relationships in Transition, will support the researching and writing of papers addressing public policy issues connected with law reform. The average grant Continue reading >>

Postdoctoral Fellowships

Postdoctoral Fellowships

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (F32): Standard Due Dates The purpose of the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (Parent F32) is to support promising applicants during their mentored postdoctoral training under the guidance of outstanding faculty sponsors. By the time of award, the individual must be a citizen or a non-citizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence. Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00): Standard Due Dates This program is designed to facilitate a timely transition of outstanding postdoctoral researchers from mentored, postdoctoral research positions to independent, tenure-track or equivalent faculty positions, and to provide independent NIH research support during the transition that will help these individuals launch competitive, independent research careers. There is no citizenship requirement for K99 applicants. Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology : First Tuesday in November The Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) awards Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology to recent recipients of the doctoral degree for research and training in selected areassupported by BIO. The fellowshipsencourage independence at an early stage of the research careerto permit Fellowsto pursue their research and training goals in the most appropriate research locations regardless of the availability of funding for the Fellows at that site. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents. SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowships : Last Monday in October The Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) offers Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in two tracks: (i) Broadening Participation (SPRF-BP), and Continue reading >>

American Diabetes Association Awards $9.75 Million To Six Leading Researchers For The 2018 Pathway To Stop Diabetes Research Grants

American Diabetes Association Awards $9.75 Million To Six Leading Researchers For The 2018 Pathway To Stop Diabetes Research Grants

American Diabetes Association Awards $9.75 million to Six Leading Researchers for the 2018 Pathway to Stop Diabetes Research Grants Six awardees to each receive up to $1.625 million grants to support innovative diabetes research ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Today, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) announced awarding $9.75 million to six recipients of the 2018 Pathway to Stop Diabetes (Pathway) research grants, providing $1.625 million to each scientist over a five- to seven-year grant term to spur breakthroughs in fundamental diabetes science, technology, diabetes care and potential cures. Pathway grants are awarded in three categories: 1) Pathway Initiator, for postdoctoral fellows who are transitioning from training to their first faculty positions; 2) Pathway Accelerator, for diabetes researchers early in their independent careers; and 3) Pathway Visionary, for scientists established in another field who are interested in applying their expertise to diabetes research for the first time. "Pathway to Stop Diabetes provides a combination of funding and expert mentoring that equips exceptional scientists with the tools they need to combat the diabetes epidemic with innovative research that improves patient outcomes and brings us closer to a cure," said Silvia Corvera, MD, chair of the ADA's Mentor Advisory Group and professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, Massachusetts. "We are thrilled to welcome the six newest recipients of Pathway awards into this elite group of researchers who continue to make extraordinary contributions to diabetes care. This unique funding model creates unmatched opportunities for scientists to impact the lives of millions of people living with or at risk for diabetes." Now in its f Continue reading >>

Charles H. Best Research Fund

Charles H. Best Research Fund

Research > Research Funding > Charles H. Best Research Fund Diabetes Canada administers the Charles H. Best Research Fund to support research that will enhance our understanding of diabetes and its prevention, treatment and management. Diabetes Canada is proud to be a leading supporter of diabetes research in Canada. Since 1975 and the establishment of the Charles H. Best Research Fund named for insulin co-discoverer and Diabetes Canadaco-founder Dr. Charles H. Best Diabetes Canada has awarded more than $100 million in research grants to scientists who have dedicated themselves to the fight against diabetes. Since Banting and Bests discovery of insulin in 1921, the scope of diabetes research in Canada has been vast and the numerous studies both varied and unique. With topics ranging from insulin sensitivity of muscle tissue, to the role of cholesterol in the development of type 2 diabetes, to the effect of eating habits on the risk of gestational diabetes, to the role of ACE2 in diabetes-related kidney injury, there have been huge strides and key advances in mapping and understanding the physiology, biochemistry and genetics of diabetes. Diabetes Canada understands that funding of diabetes research is a crucial step in providing these advances. This is why we choose, each year, to fund Canadas most renowned scientists and clinicians in their quest for new and innovative developments in the prevention, treatment and management of diabetes. Although the research is diverse in its scope, covering a broad range of specialties, the objectives of every study and researcher remain the same to improve the quality of life of people living with diabetes and to find a cure. This years researchers continue the tradition of innovation and discovery with studies covering an array of Continue reading >>

Research Partnerships

Research Partnerships

Diabetes Canada funds research partnerships that help us leverage our research funds (getting a bigger bang for our research buck). These partnerships are strategic and allow us to address needs that might not be met through our regular research competition. We are currently funding three strategic partnerships. University of British Columbia Centre for Research in Childhood Diabetes Diabetes Canada has partnered with the University of British Columbia. This partnership pays salary support for three scientists hired at the Centre for Research in Childhood Diabetes. The Association has pledged to commit $1.2 million to this partnership ($80,000 per year for five years to each of three scientists). All three scientists have now been hired: Dr. Francis Lynn, Dr. Jan Ehses, and Dr. Dan Luciani. Dr. Lynn is trying to develop pancreatic stem cells that could replace dead beta cells to treat and cure people with diabetes. Dr. Ehses is examining how the immune system is involved in the development of type 2 diabetes, in hopes of finding ways to stop the process. Dr. Luciani is studying the genetic changes that lead to beta cell death in hopes of finding ways to prevent diabetes. Dr. Luciani is also the recipient of a Diabetes Canada Operating Grant that he is using to examine the role of a high sugar/high fat diet on the death of beta cells. He hopes to find new ways to keep beta cells alive in order to slow down or prevent the development of diabetes. The Julia MacFarlane Chair in Diabetes Research In 1983, the University of Calgary received a gift of money to set up the Julia McFarlane Chair in Diabetes Research. In 1993, the Diabetes Association (Foothills) joined forces to raise additional funding for the Chair. In 2011, when the Diabetes Association (Foothills) was assume Continue reading >>

Current Research Competition

Current Research Competition

2018 Diabetes Canada Research Competition The 2018 research competition deadline has been extended to Tuesday, April 3at 8:00pm. For information regarding the competition and the awards being offered, please see the 2018 Research Competition Guide. Revised eligibility criteria for Diabetes Investigator Awards and New Investigator Awards Individuals who are a recipient of a Canada Research Chair (CRC) and/or an endowed Chair and/or other forms of salary support are eligible to apply for this award. However, Diabetes Canada will only provide funding in the amount of $75,000 per year for individuals who are receiving any of the above support. The funding provided by Diabetes Canada in this instance can only be used to support the program of research proposed (i.e. operating funds) in the application. No exceptions will be made to this policy. The following eligibility criteria has been removed: Individuals who are a recipient of a Canada Research Chair (CRC) and/or an endowed Chair are not eligible to apply for a Diabetes Investigator Award or a New Investigator Award. Rvision des critres dadmissibilit Bourse de chercheur en diabtologie et Bourse de nouveau chercheur Les titulaires dune chaire de Chaires de recherche Canada (CRC) et/ou dune chaire dote et/ou ayant obtenu dautres formes de soutien salarial peuvent soumettre une demande de bourse de chercheur en diabtologie ou de nouveau chercheur. Toutefois, le financement de Diabte Canada sera limit 75000$ par anne dans le cas des personnes qui reoivent lun de ces types de soutien. Le financement octroy par Diabte Canada devra alors tre utilis uniquement pour appuyer le programme de recherche propos dans la demande (c.--d. fonds dexploitation). Cette politique sera applique sans aucune exception. Le critre dadmissibilit s Continue reading >>

Research Grants, Awards & Competitions

Research Grants, Awards & Competitions

Research > Research Grants, Awards & Competitions Diabetes Canada is proud to be a leading supporter of diabetes research in Canada. Since 1975 and the establishment of the Charles H. Best Research Fund, Diabetes Canada has funded thousands of Canadas most renowned scientists, scholars, and clinicians in their quest for new and innovative developments in the prevention, treatment, and management of diabetes. Each year, the National Research Council (NRC) of Diabetes Canadabased on the recommendations of our five peer review committeesmakes final funding decisions for both Operating Grant and Personnel Award applications. We are collaborating to advance the management of diabetes in Canada. Sara has lived with diabetes since she was ten and in 2016, her worst nightmare came true: her daughter Sophie was diagnosed with diabetes. This meant endless needles, blood sugar checks and constant worry. More than anything, Sara wants to End Diabetes so that Sophie can live to see a cure. Alone, we wont accomplish much. But together, we could give Sophie and millions of others a cure. Your support today can help fund a cure and END DIABETES NOW. Continue reading >>

Poitout Lab | Montreal Diabetes Research Center | Montreal Canada | Website Designed By Befekir Kebede

Poitout Lab | Montreal Diabetes Research Center | Montreal Canada | Website Designed By Befekir Kebede

Derek did his Post-doctoral Fellow from 2005 to 2008. He was supported by a post-doctoral fellow from NIH (National Institute of Health). He did a second Post-doctoral Fellow at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Wa. Thierry did his second Post-doctoral Fellow from 2006 to 2010. He was part of the GRP40 team. He was supported by a post-doctoral fellowship from the CDA (Canadian Diabetes Association). He is now Assistant Professor at the Department of Medicine of the University of Montreal. Melkam did her Post-doctoral Fellow from 2007 to 2012. She was part of the GPR40 team. She was supported by a post-doctoral fellowship from the CDA (Canadian Diabetes Association). She did a second Post-doctoral Fellow in the Department of Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison with Dr. Alan Attie. Back in Australia, Melkam is now an Assistant-professor at the University of Sydney. Julie did her doctoral studies from 2006 to 2012. She was part of the Glucolipotoxicity team. She was supported by a graduate scholarship from the FRQS (Fonds de recherche sant Qubec). She was awarded her PhD degree in February 2012. She did her Post-doctoral Fellow at the Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital. Julie is now a Biochemist at the Institut de Cardiologie de Montral. Mourad did his first Post-doctoral Fellow from February 2009 to May 2012. He was part of the GPR40 team. He is now doing his second Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Alberta in Edmonton with Dr. Patrick MacDonald. Ghislaine did her Post-doctoral Fellow from 2006 to 2009. She was supported by a post-doctoral fellowship from the CDA (Canadian Diabetes Association). She then worked as a Lab Scientist until September 2012. Ghislaine is now working at McGill University. Isma did a summer stage in 2011, then sta Continue reading >>

Postdoctoral Funding Opportunities

Postdoctoral Funding Opportunities

Yes - U.S. or Canadian citizens or permanent residents Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Career Awards for Medical Scientists (postdoc-to-faculty transition award) $700,000 5-6 applicants are permitted so an internal selection process is required. A separate announcement will be made. Yes - U.S. or Canadian citizens or permanent residents Burroughs Wellcome Fund Underrepresented Minority Postdoctoral Enrichment Program (with postdoctoral fellows with Ph.Ds in the biomedical or medical sciences) The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc. Postdoctoral Fellowship in Environmental Chemistry (The PI is the faculty member. The Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry provides a principal investigator with an award of $120,000 over two years to appoint a Postdoctoral Fellow in environmental chemistry.) Concept papers due: June 1 and December 1 every year. Full proposals: February 15 and August 15 of each year Grass Fellowship Program at the Marine Biological Laboratory (14 week summer program at Woods Hole) late stage pre-doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows planning careers in neurobiological investigations. Applicants who are not US citizens or resident aliens must hold a valid J-1 visa for the entire duration of the program. Heart Failure Society of America, Inc.Research Fellowship (Note: only one application per research laboratory will be considered for this award. Check with your mentor.) Yes - U.S. or Canadian citizens or permanent residents Heart Rhythm Society Fellowships in Electrophysiology (Note: only one application is permitted from each the faculty sponsor each cycle) NIH NRSA F Series Pre-doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships announcements (note: required grants.gov computer labs offered before each deadline which involve your actual applications) Awai Continue reading >>

Research Grant Opportunities

Research Grant Opportunities

Online applications can be submitted, via ResearchNet, from February 26, 2018 to April 09, 2018. Application forms received after April 9, 2018 will be stored in the database and considered for the next IAB renewal cycle. Application Deadline: between February 26 and April 9, 2018 ORS Contact: Bryn Jones Square, Research Grants Office (CIHR), [email protected] UPDATED - NATIONAL GRANT OPPORTUNITY - CANADIAN INSTITUTES OF HEALTH RESEARCH (CIHR) Title: Operating Grant: ECI grants in Maternal, Reproductive, Child & Youth Health (Early Career investigator Grants in Maternal, Reproductive, Child & Youth Health) Sponsor: Canadian Institutes Of Health Research (CIHR) The total amount available from CIHR for this funding opportunity is $1,260,000, enough to fund up to 12 grants. The maximum amount per grant from CIHR is $35,000 per year for up to 3 years for a total of $105,000. $630,000 is available to fund applications relevant to the overarching focus of maternal, reproductive, child and youth health (6 grants) $210,000 is available to fund applications in the research area relevant to IAPH (2 grants) $105,000 is available to fund applications in the research area relevant to ICRH (1 grant) $105,000 is available to fund applications in the research area relevant to III (1 grant) $210,000 is available to fund applications in the research area relevant to INMHA (2 grants) ORS Contact: Bryn Jones Square, Research Grants Office (CIHR), [email protected] Link: This funding opportunity is collaboration between five CIHR institutes with a goal to build research capacity in maternal, reproductive, child and youth health by funding operating grants to early career investigators. The program will fund research across the four CIHR research themes (biomedical, Continue reading >>

More in insulin