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Development Awards
The application deadline for the current grant cycle is January 15, 2014, for funding beginning July 2014.
Due to budget constraints, the Distinguished Clinical Scientist Award (DCS) is not being offered for funding in 2014.

The Junior Faculty and Career Development Awards provide young scientists the crucial salary and research support needed to establish a track record of success that ultimately leads to further funding from the NIH. The Distinguished Clinical Scientist Award recognizes mid-career investigators for leadership in patient-oriented diabetes research and provides support to further the investigator's work and training.


Grant Mechanisms
Award
Current
Status
Award
Term
Faculty Position
Eligibility
Window
Maximum
Funding
Support
Indirect Support
Junior Faculty (JF)
Opens early April 3 years
Any level up to & including Assistant Professor
≤10 years research experience beyond terminal degree
$138,000/year, plus student loan repayment (10k/yr)
Primary salary support & project-related expenses
Up to 15% of directs
Career
Development (CD)


Opens early April
5 years
Assistant Professor
4-7 years out of postdoctoral or clinical fellowship
$172,500/year, plus equipment stipend (25k/yr for yrs 1&2)
Primary salary support & project-related expenses
Up to 15% of directs
Distinguished
Clinical Scientist (DCS)
(January application only)
N/A in 2014
4 years
Associate Professor
or higher
≤55 years of age, OR
≤20 years of first grant as PI by national peer- reviewed funding agency
$200,000/year
Primary salary support & project-related expenses
Up to 15% of directs




Grant Details

Junior Faculty Award (JF)
Status:

Closed—No longer accepting applications
Application Deadline:
January 15, 2014 for July 2014 funding
Award Description:

These awards support new investigators who are establishing their independence in diabetes research. Applicants can have any level of faculty appointment up through assistant professor.
Eligibility:
At the time of application, Junior Faculty Award applicants must be either: 1) senior post-doctoral or clinical fellows (more than 3 years of research experience since doctoral degree) and will receive their first full-time faculty/staff position by the start date of the award, or 2) junior faculty holding any level of faculty appointment up to and including Assistant Professor. Applicants with more than 10 years research experience beyond conferral of their doctoral degree are not eligible for this award.
Support:
Awards are up to $138,000 per year for up to three years for direct costs, including 15% allowable indirect costs. Additionally, applicants can request up to $10,000 per year towards the repayment of the principal on loans for a doctoral degree (MD, PhD, PharmD, DPM or DO). There is no fixed limit for PI Salary.
Application Materials:

  • Application Instructions (updated October 2013)
  • Budget Form
  • All Sources of Support Template-DEV (See instructions) (updated October 2013)
  • Table of Contents Template
  • Biosketch Template (See instructions)
  • Letter of Recommendation instructions
  • Sample Letter of Collaboration
Apply Online:
» Begin a NEW application (JF Awards only)


» Access a saved application

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Career Development Award (CD)
Status:

Closed—No longer accepting applications
Application Deadline:

January 15, 2014 for July 2014 funding
Award Description:

These awards are designed to assist outstanding Assistant Professor level faculty investigators in conducting diabetes-related research. The award supports an individual's salary and research project to enable the investigator to advance his/her career as an independent investigator.
Eligibility:
Career Development Award applicants must be four to seven years out of their post-doctoral or clinical fellowship in order to apply. Applicants must hold an assistant professorship within his/her institution, or will be promoted to this position upon receipt of the award. Applicant must have demonstrated the ability to conduct research independently of their former mentor by appearing as the senior or corresponding author on at least one previous publication relevant to the grant topic, preferably without mentor as co-author.
Support:

Awards are up to $175,500 per year for up to five years, including 15% allowable indirect costs. Additionally, applicants may request a $25,000 stipend for additional equipment for each of the first two years.
Application Materials:

  • Application Instructions (updated October 2013)
  • Budget Form
  • All Sources of Support Template-DEV (See instructions) (updated October 2013)
  • Table of Contents Template
  • Biosketch Template (See instructions)
  • Letter of Recommendation instructions
  • Sample Letter of Collaboration
Apply Online:
» Begin a NEW application (CD Awards only)


» Access a saved application

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Distinguished Clinical Scientist Award (DCS)
Status:

Not offered for funding in 2014
Award Description:

This mid-career award is designed to recognize outstanding researchers who have advanced the field of patient-oriented diabetes research. This award provides flexible funding for established full-time investigators who have made novel or watershed contributions to clinical diabetes research and who will continue to provide leadership in their research area. Applicants should demonstrate excellence in research, mentoring and training. Candidates will generally have at least 10 years of experience beyond receipt of the doctoral degree and will have obtained the rank of Associate Professor or higher.
Support:

Awards are up to $200,000 per year for four years, including 15% allowable indirect costs
Apply Online:
» Begin a NEW application


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