A Radical New Road for Research
With nearly 26 million Americans living with diabetes, and another 79 million with prediabetes, diabetes is a major physical and financial burden on the nation. Yet despite the disease’s epidemic proportions, diabetes research is still critically underfunded. Although researchers have made significant strides against the disease, continued progress will depend on adequate funding.
To accelerate the research needed to discover solutions and ultimately end this deadly epidemic, the Association is launching a bold new initiative, Pathway to Stop Diabetes. With a goal of funding 100 new diabetes investigators over the next decade, Pathway will provide crucial support to researchers focusing on innovative ideas and transformational approaches.
Pathway will support creative scientists who are just starting their careers in diabetes research, or who are already established in another field but want to expand their focus to diabetes research. Through individual awards of $1.625 million over the course of five to seven years, the program will allow researchers to explore new ideas without the distraction of having to pursue additional grant support.
Pathway will accelerate research progress by providing the resources to achieve breakthrough discoveries:
The initiative will enable scientists to advance not only their research but also their careers, through interactions with the Mentor Advisory Group, participation in special symposia, select speaking opportunities, and technology designed to foster interactions and collaboration.
- Substantial, flexible financial support
- Scientific and career mentoring from distinguished thought leaders
- Networks for collaboration and communication
- Unique career development opportunities
The application deadline for the inaugural Pathway Call for Nominations was August 16, 2013. Check back in December 2013 for updated information regarding the next grant cycle.