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) 2015

March 24, 2015

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

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

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

Sun Life Financial Impact Challenge Grant - Education and Knowledge Translation: Emphasis on the Community Pharmacist 2015

Letter of Intent: September 15, 2014
Full Application: December 1, 2014

New: $1M Transformational Diabetes Team Research Grant - 2015
(Made possible through the generaous 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

New: AstraZeneca Impact Challenge Grant - Cardiovascular/Diabetes 2015

March 27, 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 2014/2015

January 20, 2015

Charles Hollenberg Summer Studentship Program 2015

January 27, 2015

Graduate Studentships 2015/2016:

 - 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 14, 2015

Post-doctoral Fellowships 2015/2016:

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

February 24, 2015

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