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Grants to USA, Canada, and International Investigators for Research Projects to Cure Diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes Research Grant


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Funding Source
Iacocca Family Foundation
Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

Geographic Focus
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Puerto Rico (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);
USA Compact Free Associations:The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)
International, Israel and Canada.

Important Dates
Deadline: 10/30/15 5:00 PM ET via Email and Postmarked via Mail Save

Grant Description
Grants generally starting at $10,000 to USA, Canada, and International investigators at nonprofit academic, medical, or research institutions who are engaged in innovative and promising research projects that seek to find a cure for type 1 diabetes. Investigators in traditional type 1 diabetes research, as well as investigators currently working on other autoimmune diseases are encouraged to apply, provided that the proposed project focuses directly on type 1 diabetes and supports the mission of the Foundation.

The Foundation will accept novel projects that directly accelerate a cure for type 1 diabetes or inform the understanding of the disease by a related or complementary mechanism of action.

The Foundation funds a range of proposals, including basic science, fellowships and clinical trials.


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
The Iacocca Family Foundation accepts applications from individual investigators from the USA and internationally, at nonprofit academic, medical, or research institutions. Applicants need to provide such IRS documentation of status or the equivalent if applying from outside the United States.

Although the Foundation recognizes that there are many worthwhile projects in the for-profit setting, the Trustees have decided to only support nonprofit entities at this time.

The Foundation does not make grants for: projects not on type 1 diabetes; research using embryonic stem cells, human fetal tissue or human embryos; buildings or capital improvements; hospital and university general fund drives; and general operating costs of hospitals, research institutes, buildings, clinical care clinics, etc.

The Foundation has a strict policy of only paying a maximum overhead of 10% indirect costs on all grants; no overhead is paid on equipment.

Pre-Application Information
Please email a PDF version of the proposal to the email address listed below. Additionally, please submit eight (8) hard copies via mail to:

Iacocca Family Foundation
867 Boylston Street, 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02116

Please make sure that the paper copies are double-sided, 3-hole punched, and not stapled.

The deadline for applications is Friday, October 30, 2015 at 5:00 PM Eastern. Therefore, the PDF must be emailed by 5:00 PM Eastern on this date, as well as postmarked and mailed. Paper copies must be received no later than Tuesday, November 3, 2015.

Number of Grants
On average, the Foundation typically funds 3-10 projects a year.

Estimated Size of Grant
There is “no magic number” as to a proposal budget, rather researchers are asked to present the true number needed to support their research within the range of $10,000 to $500,000.

Term of Contract
The Foundation is accepting applications for projects that have a term of one year. The funding year for the Foundation is from Spring 2016 – Spring 2017.

Contact Information
Phone: 617.267.7747

The Iacocca Family Foundation
867 Boylston Street, 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02116

RFP & Supporting Documents
Full Grant Text RFP

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