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 Program Application Deadline
Archie Sopman Diabetes Research and Education Awards (UHN) 2019 March 26, 2019
BBDC/HSRLCE Pilot and Feasibility Grant in Cardiovascular and Diabetes Research 2018 May 31, 2018

Diabetes Educator of the Year Award 2018*

October 23, 2018
Pilot And Feasibility Grants 2019/2020* November 13, 2018
Sun Life Financial New Investigator Award for Diabetes Research 2019-2021 October 23, 2018


Funding Programs for Trainees

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

Funding Program Application Deadline
Annual Trainee Awards 2018/2019 January 15, 2019
BBDC-Joslin-UCPH Abstract Competition June 6, 2018
Charles Hollenberg Summer Studentship Program 2019 January 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 2018/2019 and
Sir Frederick Banting Legacy Foundation Travel Awards 2018/ 2019
Period 1: October 2, 2018
Period 2: April 16, 2019