Grant Opportunities

JDRF provides funding and support for the best and brightest minds in T1D research in Canada. Since our inception over 50 years ago, we have been part of almost major breakthrough in type 1 diabetes research, and we’re always looking for the next big discovery that will transform the lives of people with T1D.

If you are a researcher interested in changing the lives of millions of people with T1D, we encourage you to apply for funding and become part of our team.

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Open Funding Calls

JDRF Canada Mental Health and T1D Community Grants

Program Launch: May 31, 2023
Registration: August 11th, 2023 (5pm ET)
Application Deadline: September 11th, 2023 (5pm ET)
Notice of Decision: October 31, 2023

Earliest Anticipated Start Date: November 15, 2023

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JDRF Canada Clinician Investigator Fellowship Program

Application Deadline: November 30th, 2023 (midnight PT)
Notice of Decision: Spring 2024
Anticipated Start Date: July 1, 2024

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JDRF International funding opportunities

JDRF International funding opportunities are open to Canadian researchers through multiple mechanisms, including Strategic Research Agreements, Innovative Grants, training grants for postdoctoral fellows and early career researchers, and Industry Discovery & Development Partnerships.

For additional information on JDRF Canada research, please contact JDRF Canada’s research team.

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Past Funding Calls

The JDRF Canada-Mitacs Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Type 1 Diabetes

Funding opportunity launch: November 22, 2022
Letter of Intent application deadline: March 24, 2023
Stage 2 application deadline: June 9, 2023
Notice of decision: anticipated August/September 2023
Funding start date: Fall 2023

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CIHR-JDRF Type 1 Diabetes Screening Research Consortium

Program Launch: November 9th, 2022 
Registration: February 15th, 2023
Application Deadline: March 14th, 2023
Notice of Decision: June 30th, 2023

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CIHR Research Excellence, Diversity, and Independence (REDI) Early Career Transition Award (III-JDRF Type 1 Diabetes Pool)

Application Deadline: May 3, 2023
Notice of Decision: September 2023
Funding Start Date: July 1, 2023

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Registration: September 4th 2022
Application Deadline: September 18th 2022
Notice of Decision: November 2022

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2023 Results

CIHR-JDRF Operating Grants in Diabetes, Psychosocial Health, Prevention, and Self-Management

Program Launch: June 3, 2022 
Application deadline: November 1, 2022
Notice of Decision: March 2023

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CIHR-JDRF Team Grants: Precision Medicine in Type 1 Diabetes

Program Launch: May 25, 2022 
Registration: July 21, 2022
Application Deadline: August 23, 2022
Notice of Decision: January 2023

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The J. Andrew McKee Fellowship Program in Type 1 Diabetes, supported by SCN & JDRF

Funding opportunity launch: November 1, 2022 
Application deadline: February 28, 2023, 17:00 ET
Notice of decision: May 1, 2023
Funding start date: Aug 1, 2023 (October 15, 2023 latest)

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2022 Results

JDRF Canada – Brain Canada Addressing Mental Health in Type 1 Diabetes Team Grants


Our research partnerships enable collaboration to achieve shared goals, increase our collective impact, and accelerate our global research strategy. We partner with government agencies, academic institutions, research networks, other non-profit organizations, and industry. Our flexible approach allows us to engage in small to large scale research partnerships through a variety of funding models and mechanisms.

Ongoing and past partnerships:

Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Michael Smith Health Research BC
Brain Canada Foundation
Stem Cell Network / Réseau de Cellules Souches
The University of British Columbia
Canadian Islet Research and Training Network

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If you’re interested in exploring research partnership opportunities with JDRF Canada, please reach out to us at [email protected].

For additional information on JDRF Canada research, please contact JDRF Canada's Research team.

[email protected]