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) 2022March 29, 2022
NEW: Diabetes Team of the Year Award 2022*October 18, 2022
Drucker Family Innovation Fund Grants 2023/2024*September 20, 2022
NEW: Innovative Diabetes Quality Improvement Grants 2022/2023February 3, 2022
Novo Nordisk-BBDC New Investigator Award 2023-2025*October 25, 2022
Novo Nordisk-BBDC Pilot and Feasibility Grants 2023/2024*November 29, 2022


Funding Programs for Trainees

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

Funding ProgramApplication Deadline
Annual Trainee Awards 2021/2022January 18, 2022
Charles Hollenberg Summer Studentship Program 2022January 20, 2022

Graduate Studentships 2022/2023:

April 5, 2022

Postdoctoral Fellowships 2022/2023:

  • BBDC Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • BBDC Fellowship in Diabetes Care (Funded by Eli Lilly)
  • D.H. Gales Family Charitable Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • Sellers Postdoctoral Fellowship
February 22, 2022
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 see the IBBME website or contact the IBBME graduate administrator at
Check the IBBME website for deadline date.
Trainee Travel Awards (Virtual & In-Person),
and Sir Frederick Banting Legacy Foundation Travel Awards 2022/2023
Period 1: October 4, 2022
Period 2:  April 18, 2023