Sponsor:  American Diabetes Association (ADA)

Sponsor Program Solicitation: Accelerator (ACE)
Funding Amount: $325,000 per year
Duration: 5 years

Status of this Limited Submission Opportunity

Closed - Submitting PI: Tania Konry


NU Pre-Proposal Deadline: 05/01/2015
Sponsor Deadline: 07/01/2015

Eligibility and Nomination Requirements

Only one nomination per institution for all programs combined is allowed. If interested in submitting, please contact Karen Drew (-4824) as soon as possible and by NO LATER THAN  May 1, 2015, submit a  CV and a White Paper according to the NU Procedure for Programs with Limited Submissions.

Awards are available to individuals in three distinct categories:

  • Early Investigator: 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. Applicants may currently hold independent NIH funding (K, U or R awards, including an initial R01/U01) but must not have applied for, or received, an R01/U01 renewal or a second R01/U01 award.
  • Postdoctoral Training: 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.  Applicants cannot concurrently hold an NIH K99/R00 grant.
  • New to Diabetes Research: Established investigators with exceptional productivity in fields other than diabetes research who would like to apply their expertise to innovative diabetes-related research topics. Applicants must hold faculty positions and have demonstrated independent productivity. Applicants cannot have previously received national grant support in diabetes research.

Candidates must be identified through institutional nomination; applications will be accepted only from individuals with the appropriate institutional support.

Funding Areas

Pathway 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.
Early Investigator a
wards are designed to support exceptional early-career researchers who have distinguished themselves as promising investigators and are in the beginning stages of establishing successful, independent diabetes research programs.