The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is inviting grant applications for the Pathway to Stop Diabetes initiative, which supports innovative basic, clinical, translational, epidemiological, behavioral, or health services research relevant to any diabetes type, diabetes-related disease state, or diabetes complication. The Association seeks exceptional candidates from a broad range of disciplines, including medicine, biology, chemistry, computing, physics, mathematics and engineering.

 

Each institution is allowed a maximum of one nomination.  The nomination can be in one of the three available Pathway award types (please click on the hyperlinks for each program type’s detail):

  • Initiator – For researchers in postdoctoral training
  • Accelerator – For early-career diabetes investigators
  • Visionary – For established investigators, new to diabetes research

 

Pathway awards provide up to $1.625 million per award in combined salary and project support.

 

Since UCI may submit only one proposal across all 3 categories, interested applicants are asked to submit a preliminary application to my office by April 27, 2015 (electronic submission to or@research.uci.edu is preferred), with the following information:

 

  • Clearly state which award type the applicant is applying for
  • Brief proposal (one to three pages)
    • When writing the proposal, please reference the ADA Pathway general review criteria, to ensure each component is adequately addressed
  • Preliminary budget
  • Bio sketch (no more than two pages) of the primary researcher
  • Support letter from the Dean (or the equivalent in units without a Dean)

 

If necessary, an ad hoc committee will convene to review the preliminary proposals. The selected PI will be notified in time to develop their full proposal and meet the ADA application deadline of July 1, 2015.

 

For the complete guidelines, please refer to https://professional.diabetes.org/Diabetes_Research.aspx?typ=18&cid=93655 .   Questions about our internal campus review process may be directed to Greg Ruth at greg.ruth@uci.edu or x4-0372.

John C. Hemminger
Vice Chancellor for Research