Pathway to Stop Diabetes: Diabetes Research Career Initiator

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Pathway to Stop Diabetes: Diabetes Research Career Initiator

HMS Deadline: April 10, 2017

Foundation Deadline: July 3, 2017

Number of HMS nominations: 1


The Diabetes Research Career Initiator Awards are designed to support early career researchers who have distinguished themselves during their research training as exceptionally talented and promising research investigators with a high likelihood of establishing successful, independent research programs and making seminal contributions in diabetes research. These awards provide salary and project support for applicants during late stages of mentored training through establishment as independent research faculty.

Amount of support: $1,625,000 over 7 years

Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants must:

  1. currently be in research training positions (post-doctoral fellow, research fellowship) and can have no more than 7 years of research training since their terminal doctoral degree.
  2. hold a MD, PhD, DMD, DO, PharmD, or DVM
  3. have permission to work in the US, either as a citizen, permanent resident, or with appropriate work visas/permits.
  4. agree to devote at least 75% of total time and effort towards research during the period of Association funding. In other words, 75% of the PI's time overall must be dedicated to research. This percentage includes time dedicated to the Association in addition to grants supported by other funding agencies.

Application Instructions: See standard HMS Foundation Funds application form and instructions.


Additional notes: All HMS affiliated hospitals are invited to submit separate nominations for this award. Faculty at the hospitals should NOT apply for the HMS nomination for this award but should seek the nomination from their hospital. Please contact your research administration representative for details.




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