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

Archie Sopman Diabetes Research and Education Awards (UHN) 2014

March 18, 2014

Diabetes Educator of the Year Award - 2014*

October 28, 2014

Sun Life Financial Equipment Grants for Diabetes Research 2014/2015

September 30, 2014

Sun Life Financial New Investigator Award for Diabetes Research 2015-2017

October 28, 2014

Sun Life Financial Pilot And Feasibility Grants 2015/2016

November 11, 2014

BBDC-Heart & Stroke/Richard Lewar Centre of Excellence in Cardiovascular Research:
Diabetes and Heart Disease - Research Directed Grant Program

December 15, 2013

New: Sun Life Financial Impact Challenge Grant - Diabetes in Developing Countries 2015

Letter of Intent: August 18, 2014
Full Application: November 3, 2014

New: Sun Life Financial Impact Challenge Grant - Education and Knowledge Translation: Emphasis on the Community Pharmacist 2015Letter of Intent: September 15, 2014
Full Application: December 1, 2014


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 2013/2014

January 21, 2014

Charles Hollenberg Summer Studentship Program 2014

January 28, 2014

Graduate Studentships 2014/2015:

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

June 3, 2014

Postdoctoral Fellowships 2014/2015:

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

February 25, 2014

Sally & Paul Wang Graduate Scholarship in Biomedical Engineering  
This award is administered by the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, U o 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.

Annually in May. Check IBBME website for deadline date.

Trainee Travel Awards 2014/2015

Period 1:  October 7, 2014
Period 2:  April 21, 2015