Research Funding News: Changes to CDA Operating Grants and Personnel Awards

The Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) is making some changes to our research and grant competitions.  As of July, 2016, the CDA will be replacing its two annual research competitions (Operating Grants and Personnel Awards) with an expanded Personnel Award competition. Currently-funded Operating Grant recipients will not be affected by this change.

This redesigned competition will provide operating funds to new investigators and career scientists, giving them the ability to carry out groundbreaking discoveries in preventing, managing, treating, and curing diabetes. The duration of funding for career scientists (five years) will give them the dedicated time needed to carry out research and lessen the time spent writing applications for funding.

Investing in young talent in the research field is a critical part of supporting innovation in diabetes research. For many new scientists, getting initial funding for new research ideas can be challenging. This direction of funds for the new Personnel Awards will help support young diabetes researchers who are beginning their careers, with the potential to support their work every step of the way.

The 2017 expanded Personnel Awards competition will open in the fall of 2016 with a registration deadline of February 1, 2017 and an application deadline of April 3, 2017. Further details will be available on this page in late summer.

For more information about the new Personnel Awards and criteria and for any questions, please do not hesitate to contact

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