Information for Researchers

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.

Read more about JDRF’s Global Research Strategy here.

Funding opportunities

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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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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Pre-announcement: CIRTN-R2FIC Training Program: CIRTN-JDRF-CREATE

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

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

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

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Opportunities for T1D Screening & Prevention in Canada: Virtual Workshop Report

For additional information on JDRF Canada research, please contact Dr. Sarah Linklater, Chief Scientific Officer.

Email Dr. Linklater