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

Pre-Announcement: CIHR-JDRF Type 1 Diabetes Screening Research Consortium

Program Launch: August 2022
Registration: October 2022
Application Deadline: November 2022
Notice of Decision: April 2023

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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-SCN National Fellowship Program in Type 1 Diabetes

Launch of Request for Applications: January 14, 2022 
Application deadline: April 25, 2022 at 17:00 ET
Funding decision: July 4, 2022
Latest fellowship start date in Vancouver: Sept 15, 2022

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JDRF Canada – Brain Canada Addressing Mental Health in Type 1 Diabetes Team Grants
CIHR Team Grant: Diabetes Mechanisms and Translational Solutions (partnered with JDRF Canada)

LOI deadline: passed
Application deadline: July 13, 2021 – passed
Anticipated Notice of Decision: November 10, 2021
Funding start date: January 1, 2022

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International Funding Opportunities

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