Funding Opportunities

Archie Sopman Diabetes Research And Education Awards 2018

For University Health Network employees only. 

Eligibility Requirements:

This funding program is open to University Health Network (UHN) staff physicians, dietitians, nurses, social workers, pharmacists, or scientists whose major job description involves diabetes research, diabetes education, or diabetes clinical care.

Applicant(s) must be employed by the University Health Network on a full-time or part-time basis.

The principal applicant must also be a registered member* of the Banting & Best Diabetes Centre at the time of application submission.  (*Applicants 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 web site.)

Those not eligible to apply:

  • Those who are working at a UHN site but are not paid employees of the UHN.
  • Research and clinical fellows, residents, graduate and undergraduate students, research technicians, and clinical trial coordinators.
  • Those whose major job description does not primarily involve diabetes research, education or clinical care.

Preference will be given to those who do not have access to other sources of funding, either directly or through their own research or administrative units.

In the case of applicants who are staff physicians or scientists, preference will be given to those who are within the first 3 years of their first faculty/staff appointment.

Potential applicants who are not sure if they meet the eligibility requirements of this funding program should contact the BBDC prior to submitting an application.

Award Terms:

Funding to be used for:

1)  Travel to attend one diabetes specific meeting (e.g. American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions, CDA/CSEM Annual Meeting, etc.) occurring in the year 2018.  A maximum of $1,000 CAD per applicant is available. Successful applicants will be reimbursed for travel expenses upon presentation of original receipts only.  Photocopies or credit card statements alone will not be accepted.  Proof of meeting attendance will be required to claim reimbursement.

Eligible Expenses Include*:
*If the conference is held in Toronto, reimbursement will only be provided for the conference registration fee and public transportation or parking fees. Reimbursement for breakfast and/or lunch will not be provided unless meals are not included in the conference registration fee. Receipts for meals in Toronto must be provided.

  • Conference registration fee. A receipt from the conference organizers must be provided.
  • Return economy airfare. The ticket/flight itinerary must show the cost of the fare and taxes paid. (Boarding passes are not required.)
  • Airline checked baggage charges (except excess or overweight baggage charges). Maximum of one checked baggage charge per flight).
  • Rail or bus fare. Original rail or bus ticket and receipt must be provided.
  • Standard hotel accommodations for self (except when conference is held in the Greater Toronto Area). A detailed hotel invoice must be provided. Claimants are advised that there may be difficulty in obtaining a detailed hotel bill if the room was booked and paid through an on-line service. However, the claimant is still responsible for obtaining a detailed hotel invoice as proof of stay prior to leaving the hotel. Reimbursement will not be provided for hotel accommodations in the Greater Toronto Area or for charges such as entertainment, hotel mini-bar, special facilities charges, or laundry service.
  • Taxi fares, shuttle or public transportation. Receipts for taxi fares and shuttle service must be provided.
  • Use of personal vehicle. Reimbursement of $0.40 per kilometre will be provided if using a personally owned automobile for short distance travel. This allowance is to cover the cost of fuel, depreciation and maintenance.
  • Parking fees will be reimbursed if using a personally owned automobile. Original receipts must be provided.
  • Meal Allowance (excluding alcohol). Claimants will be reimbursed at a per diem rate of not more than $50 (Canadian dollars) per day if the travel is within Canada, and not more than $75 (Canadian dollars) per day if travel is outside of Canada. Receipts are not required if claiming a per diem rate.
  • Automobile rental for short distance travel (compact or midsize automobile only). The collision and liability insurance offered by rental agencies should not be purchased as UHN insurance coverage includes this type of insurance when renting an automobile when on company business.

Ineligible Expenses Include:
Long distance telephone calls; personal travel and medical insurance; passport or visa costs; excess or overweight baggage charges; educational or other materials purchased at the meeting; entertainment; alcoholic beverages; hotel special facilities charges, dry cleaning or laundry service.

2)  To support a visiting lecturer in diabetes or metabolic disorders visiting in the year 2018.  A maximum of $2,000 CAD per lecturer is available.  Funding for travel expenses and honorarium will be provided. Lecturers will be reimbursed for travel expenses upon presentation of original receipts only.  Photocopies or credit card statements alone will not be accepted. 

Eligible Expenses Include:

  • Honorarium for the visiting lecturer.
  • Return economy airfare. The ticket/flight itinerary must show the cost of the fare and taxes paid. (Boarding passes are not required.)
  • Airline checked baggage charges (except excess or overweight baggage charges). Maximum of one checked baggage charge per flight.
  • Rail or bus fare. Original rail or bus ticket and receipt must be provided.
  • Standard hotel accommodations.
  • Taxi fares, shuttle or public transportation. Receipts for taxi fares and shuttle service must be provided.
  • Use of personal vehicle. Reimbursement of $0.40 per kilometre will be provided if using a personally owned automobile for short distance travel. This allowance is to cover the cost of fuel, depreciation and maintenance.
  • Parking fees will be reimbursed if using a personally owned automobile. Original receipts must be provided.
  • Meals and hospitality.
  • Visitor health insurance (for non-Canadian lecturers)

Ineligible Travel Expenses Include:
Passport or visa costs; excess or overweight baggage charges, alcoholic beverages; entertainment; hotel special facilities charges, dry cleaning or laundry service. 

Application Procedure:

Submit a completed application form to the Banting & Best Diabetes Centre by the deadline date. 

Download the 2018 Archie Sopman Diabetes Research and Education Awards application form. (PDF)

Application Deadline:

Applications must be received by 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 27, 2018.  Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Notification:

All applicants will be notified in May 2018.  Funding decisions will also be posted on this web site.

Inquiries:

Christopher Sargent:
Phone: (416) 978-3498   
Fax: (416) 978-4108 
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