Around the world, people affected by the disease are eager to find solutions for type 1 diabetes and are looking to bold, bright scientists like you for answers. We facilitate the connection between donors and scientists.
You are eligible to apply for funding if you are an early-career scientist, including: post-doctoral fellow, assistant professor or equivalent, or instructor whose research is focused on type 1 diabetes in the U.S., provided you have not received NIH funding as a Principal Investigator (PI). You are eligible for funding regardless of whether you have received a pre- or post-doctoral fellowship, Career Development Award (including NIH K-series) or you are listed with any title other than PI on an awarded research gift agreement.
DRC reviews grants on a rolling basis and will support those deemed of sufficient merit by its Scientific Review Board until allocated funding is used. Thereafter, applications received during the remainder of the RFA period will join previously unfunded applications for competitive review and potential funding.
Applicants should pay close attention to the following “key requirements”:
• The proposed work must be completed within 1 year from the date of initial funding.
• Applicants shall provide DRC with a semiannual report and a final research report, in both “scientific” and “lay terms”. DRC will share these updates on its website with donors to keep them informed regarding progress, and to promote further fund-raising activities. Investigators may edit these progress reports before they are posted on DRC’s website to protect the researcher’s ability to publish his or her results in scientific journals.
• Applicants are obliged to keep DRC informed regarding any major funding they secure as a result of DRC support and shall give credit to DRC as a funding source for the research project.
There are two Request for Application (RFA) periods annually:
- January 1 – March 31
- July 1 – September 30
If you apply during RFA 1, you will be notified regarding the status of your application by July 1st. If you apply during RFA 2, you will be notified by December 31st.
Funding awarded ranges from $25,000 up to $50,000 for one year. Scientists will receive 100% of the funds raised.
Approved applicants will receive half of the funds for their project within 3-6 months of applying and the other half of the funds over the span of the research project timeline. For more details about submitting your project, click FAQ’s for Applicants.