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 prior to submitting an application. For more information about BBDC membership and eligibility, please view the Membership section of this website.


Funding Programs for Faculty and/or Diabetes Health Professionals

Funding ProgramApplication Deadline
Archie Sopman Diabetes Research and Education Awards (UHN) 2019March 26, 2019
BBDC/HSRLCE Pilot and Feasibility Grant in Cardiovascular and Diabetes Research 2018May 31, 2018
Diabetes Educator of the Year Award 2019*August 20, 2019
Pilot And Feasibility Grants 2020/2021*November 12, 2019
Sun Life Financial New Investigator Award for Diabetes Research 2020-2022* and 
Reuben & Helene Dennis Scholar in Diabetes Research 2020-2022*
October 22, 2019


Funding Programs for Trainees

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

Funding ProgramApplication Deadline
Annual Trainee Awards 2018/2019January 15, 2019
BBDC-Joslin-UCPH Abstract CompetitionJuly 9, 2019
Charles Hollenberg Summer Studentship Program 2019January 17, 2019
Graduate Studentships 2019/2020:

April 2, 2019
Postdoctoral Fellowships 2019/2020:

  • BBDC Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • BBDC Fellowship in Diabetes Care (Funded by Eli Lilly & Boehringer Ingelheim)
  • Heffel Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Sellers Postdoctoral Fellowship
February 26, 2019
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 graduate programs administrator at (416) 978-4841 or
Check the IBBME website for deadline date.
Trainee Travel Awards 2019/2020 and
Sir Frederick Banting Legacy Foundation Travel Awards 2019/ 2020
Period 1: October 1, 2019
Period 2: April 21, 2020