JDRF is a global funding agency with a substantial proportion of its grants awarded outside the United States. We encourage all qualified researchers interested in addressing the scientific and clinical challenges and gaps to cure type 1 diabetes and its complications to apply for funding. Decisions on funding are based on the quality, mission relevance, and priority of the proposed research. JDRF encourages submission of innovative, high-risk/high-reward, field-changing research proposals to accelerate its mission.
JDRF has multiple funding mechanisms, including Strategic Research Agreements, Innovative Grants, and Industry Grants to build a diverse research portfolio, to provide the research community with alternative approaches to address the foundation’s mission, and to provide research training opportunities to attract new talent to the field.
- Contact a member of the JDRF Grant Staff for additional questions or for assistance with the application process.
- View Grant Opportunity Deadlines
JDRF Grant Mechanisms
|Grant Mechanism||Applicant Eligibility Requirements||Maximum Budget Per Year (USD)||Duration (Years)||Pre-Application Required?|
|Innovative Grants||MD, DMD, DVM, PhD, or equivalent and faculty position or equivalent||$110,000||1||No|
|Postdoctoral Fellowships||MD, DMD, DVM, PhD, or equivalent and must not be simultaneously serving an internship or residency||$44,764 to $59,680*||3||No|
|Advanced Postdoctoral Fellowships||MD, DMD, DVM, PhD, or equivalent and must not be simultaneously serving an internship or residency||$90,000||3||No|
|Career Development Awards||MD, DMD, DVM, PhD, or equivalent and faculty position or equivalent||$150,000||5||No|
|Strategic Research Agreements|
|Early-Career Patient-Oriented Diabetes Research Awards||MD or MD-PhD, hold an appointment or joint appointment in a subspecialty of clinical medicine, and conduct human clinical research||$150,000||5||No|
|Strategic Research Agreements (Single Project, Multi-Project, and Clinical)||MD, DMD, DVM, PhD, or equivalent and faculty position or equivalent||Up to 3||Open||Yes**|
|Conference Grants||See Grant type description for eligibility criterion||As approved||n/a||Yes|
|Industry Discovery & Development Partnerships||MD, DMD, DVM, PhD, or equivalent and faculty position or equivalent||As approved||Open||Yes|
|High Priority, Short-Term Bridge Awards||MD, DMD, DVM, PhD, or equivalent and faculty position or equivalent||$55,000||1||No|
*JDRF follows the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) standards.
**Successful completion of a Project Concept is required prior to submitting a Strategic Research Agreement proposal.