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Operating Grants Competition

Grants to Canada Medical Researchers to
Investigate the Prevention & Treatment of Diabetes

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Canadian Diabetes Association

Deadline Date:

09/01/15 8:00 PM EST


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Grants to Canada medical researchers to support research projects designed to enhance knowledge of the prevention, etiology, management, and cure of diabetes and related complications; as well as population health, health services, diabetes education, community and practice-based research.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 157122

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $100,000 per year.

Term of Contract:

Funding will start February 1, 2016. Grant terms are for up to 3 years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Nominated Principal Applicant must be an independent researcher. Nominated Principal Applicant and Co-Applicant(s) must have an academic or research appointment with an eligible Canadian Institution.

If, at the time of applying, the applicant does not have an independent faculty position (due to a requirement by their institution that he/she must secure independent peer-reviewed operating grant funding prior to the position being finalized), then a detailed letter from the department Chair or Dean providing details regarding the faculty position must be included in the application.

Failure to provide this letter will result in the application being streamlined. CDA reserves the right to request additional information to clarify the position offered. Furthermore, applicants must clearly demonstrate independence from their mentor. CDA reserves the right to request additional information to confirm independence.

Post-Doctoral fellows are not eligible to apply as a Nominated Principal Applicant or Co-Applicant on Operating Grant applications.

Note: Individuals whose Operating Grant funding ends June 30, 2016 are eligible to apply to the 2015 competition.

Pre-Application Information:

For the 2015 competition, the Association has implemented a matching funds program that will allow applicants to find other sources to match 50% of their funding (at minimum) at the time of application.

Candidates who do not already have a CDA PIN must apply for one through the following link:



If you already have a CDA PIN, please use the one you already have.

Once you have applied for a CDA PIN, you will receive an automatic email reply. CDA PINs will need to be entered in ResearchNet when applying for funding opportunities. Please note, Primary Supervisor and supervisors, if any, do not require a CDA PIN.

The new Canadian Common CV system has been released by CIHR and can be found here ( Applicants must use the CDA Common CV templates under the funding organization Canadian Diabetes Association - ResearchNet.

Please Note: CDA Academic Common CV (CDA_Academic_2015_1) must be completed when the full application is submitted.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

For information regarding research programs, to discuss extenuating circumstances with respect to eligibility criteria, or for information on governing policies and application submissions, including CommonCV, please contact:

Canadian Diabetes Association
Research & Education Department
Telephone: 416-408-7085

For technical support related to ResearchNet, please contact:

ResearchNet Support
Telephone: (613) 941-9080

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;

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