May 14, 2013

University-wide Limited Submission Opportunity: American Diabetes Association

Vanderbilt may nominate one candidate for the 2013 Pathway to Stop Diabetes awards competition: Diabetes Research Career Initiator (researchers in training), Diabetes Research Accelerator (early-career investigators), or Diabetes Research Accelerator (established investigators).

Diabetes Research Career Initiator Award
Researchers in training transitioning to independence
Up to $1.625 million total over two phases
Phase 1 (mentored) - $100,000/year, maximum two years
Phase 2 (independent) - $325,000/year, maximum five years

Diabetes Research Accelerator Awards
Early-career diabetes investigators - $1.625 million total, $325,000/year, five years
Established investigators new to diabetes - $1.625 million total, $325,000/year, five years

Anyone interested in being considered as Vanderbilt’s nominee must submit the following (in PDF format) to by 5 p.m. on June 28:

  1. Brief (two-page maximum) research plan including summary budget
  2. Brief statement of support from department chair/center director
  3. A brief CV or NIH Biosketch

Submissions should reference the program name in the subject line of the email. All applicants should verify their eligibility in advance through the sponsor website. Please review all requirements of the grant and discuss with the appropriate department chair/center director before submitting.

Once received, all proposals will be forwarded to an internal review committee that will choose the final nominee. The chosen nominee will submit a full proposal to the foundation by the Aug. 16 deadline.

If you have any questions about the sponsor or its interests and priorities, please contact Ashley Brady, Ph.D., associate director, Foundation Relations, at or 343-4217.