Funding Opportunities

Who May Apply

Funding Programs for Faculty and/or Diabetes Health Care Professionals: One must be a registered member of the BBDC to apply for funding except for programs indicated by an asterisk (*).

Funding Programs for Trainees (fellows, graduate, undergraduate, medical students): The trainee's supervisor must be a registered member of the BBDC to apply for funding.

Specific eligibility requirements are outlined for each program. Those who are new to the field of diabetes research, education, or care and are not members of the BBDC can request free membership by contacting the Centre prior to submitting an application. For more information about BBDC membership, please view the Membership section of this website.

Funding Programs for Faculty and/or Diabetes Health Professionals

Funding Program

Application Deadline

$1M Transformational Diabetes Team Research Grant - 2015
(Made possible through the generous support of an anonymous donor to the Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation)

Letter of Intent: March 30, 2015
Full Application (by invitation only):
October 13, 2015

AstraZeneca Impact Challenge Grant - Cardiovascular/Diabetes 2016

March 31, 2016

Archie Sopman Diabetes Research and Education Awards (UHN) 2016

March 22, 2016

Diabetes Educator of the Year Award - 2015*

October 27, 2015

Sun Life Financial Equipment Grants for Diabetes Research

Note: There will be no competition held in 2015/2016.

Sun Life Financial New Investigator Award for Diabetes Research 2016-2018 and
Reuben & Helene Dennis Scholar in Diabetes Research 2016-2018

October 27, 2015

Sun Life Financial Pilot And Feasibility Grants 2016/2017*

November 10, 2015


Funding Programs for Trainees

(Postdoctoral and Clinical Fellows and/or Graduate Students and/or Undergraduate and Medical Students)

Funding Program

Application Deadline

Annual Trainee Awards 2015/2016

January 19, 2016

BBDC-Joslin-UCPH Abstract Competition June 1, 2015

Charles Hollenberg Summer Studentship Program 2016

January 26, 2016

Graduate Studentships 2016/2017:

 - BBDC Novo Nordisk Studentships
 - Tamarack Graduate Award in Diabetes Research
 - Yow Kam-Yuen Graduate Scholarship in Diabetes Research
 - BBDC-University Health Network Graduate Awards

April 5, 2016

Postdoctoral Fellowships 2016/2017:

 - BBDC Postdoctoral Fellowships
 - Hugh Sellers Postdoctoral Fellowship
 - BBDC Fellowships in Diabetes Care (Funded by Eli Lilly & Boehringer Ingelheim)

February 23, 2016

Sally & Paul Wang Graduate Scholarship in Biomedical Engineering  
This award is administered by the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, U of T.
For information contact IBBME student services at (416) 978-4841 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Check the IBBME website for deadline date.

Trainee Travel Awards 2015/2016

Period 1:  October 6, 2015
Period 2:  April 19. 2016