American Diabetes Association Pathway to Stop Diabetes - Harvard Pre-Proposal Deadline


Monday, April 17, 2017, 11:30pm


American Diabetes Association Pathway to Stop Diabetes
Harvard Pre-Proposal Deadline: April 17, 2017 by 11:30PM
Sponsor Deadline (if nominated): July 3, 2017
Award Amount: $100,000-$325,000 per year for up to seven years, depending on track
Eligible Applicants: Early career researchers (including postdoctoral fellows) or established investigators new to diabetes research

The Pathway to Stop Diabetes Program will support creative scientists who are just starting their careers in diabetes research, or who are already established in another field but want to expand their focus to diabetes research. The program will consider applications directed toward all topics relative to prevention, treatment and cure of all types of diabetes, diabetes related states and the complications of the disease. The program seeks exceptional nominees from a broad range of disciplines, including medicine, biology, chemistry, computing, engineering, mathematics and physics.

This is a limited submission opportunity and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research is facilitating the internal competition for potential applicants who hold a primary appointment at a school on the Cambridge campus.  The nomination can be in one of the three available Pathway award types:

  • Initiator: This two-phased award is designed to support the transition of scientists from mentored training to independent research faculty.  Eligible applicants must currently be in research training positions (post-doctoral fellow, research fellowship) and have no more than seven years of research training following terminal doctoral degree. 
  • Accelerator: This award is designed to support exceptional, independent early-career researchers who have distinguished themselves as promising investigators and are in the beginning stages of establishing successful, sustainable diabetes research programs.  Awards are available to early-career diabetes investigators proposing innovative and ambitious diabetes-related research programs.  Applicants must hold faculty positions and have demonstrated independent productivity in diabetes research. 
  • Visionary: Awards are designed to support established, experienced investigators with strong records of outstanding productivity in fields outside of diabetes who are interested in applying their considerable skills and expertise to diabetes research.  These awards are highly competitive and intended to support particularly innovative and transformational ideas that have the potential to have an exceptional impact in diabetes. Applicants must hold independent faculty positions and have demonstrated significant productivity in their current field of research.