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Pathway Program
Application Deadlines

Grant Type
Current Status Funding
Pathway Awards
Limited submission opportunities;
available by institutional nomination
July 1, 2015
December 2015 January 2016


A Radical New Road for Research

With nearly 29.1 million Americans living with diabetes and nearly 86 million more at risk of developing the disease, diabetes is a tremendous 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 has launched a bold new initiative, Pathway to Stop Diabetes. With a goal of funding 100 new diabetes investigators over the next decade, Pathway provides crucial support to researchers focusing on innovative ideas and transformational approaches.

Pathway supports 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 $1.6257 million
over the course of five to seven years, the program allows researchers to explore new ideas without the distraction of having to pursue additional grant support.

accelerates research progress by providing the resources to achieve breakthrough discoveries:

  • Substantial, flexible financial support
  • Scientific and career mentoring from distinguished thought leaders
  • Networks for collaboration and communication
  • Unique career development opportunities
This initiative enables 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.