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

AstraZeneca Impact Challenge Grant - Cardiovascular/Diabetes 2017

March 31, 2017

Archie Sopman Diabetes Research and Education Awards (UHN) 2018

March 27, 2018

Diabetes Educator of the Year Award - 2017*

October 24, 2017

Sun Life Financial New Investigator Award for Diabetes Research 2018-2020 and
Reuben & Helene Dennis Scholar in Diabetes Research 2018-2020

October 24, 2017

Sun Life Financial Pilot And Feasibility Grants 2018/2019*

November 14, 2017


Funding Programs for Trainees

(Postdoctoral and Clinical Fellows, Graduate Students, Undergraduate and Medical Students)

Funding Program

Application Deadline

Annual Trainee Awards 2017/2018

January 16, 2018

BBDC-Joslin-UCPH Abstract Competition

June 22, 2017

Charles Hollenberg Summer Studentship Program 2018

January 23, 2018

Graduate Studentships 2018/2019:

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

March 27, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowships 2018/2019:

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

February 13, 2018

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 2017/2018 and
Sir Frederick Banting Legacy Foundation Travel Awards 2017/2018

Period 1:  October 3, 2017
Period 2:  April 17, 2018