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) 2021April 6, 2021
Diabetes Educator of the Year Award* 
Drucker Family Innovation Fund Grants 2022/2023*September 14, 2021
Pilot And Feasibility Grants 2021/2022*November 10, 2020
Novo Nordisk-BBDC New Investigator Award*October 26, 2021


Funding Programs for Trainees

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

Funding ProgramApplication Deadline
Annual Trainee Awards 2020/2021January 19, 2021
Charles Hollenberg Summer Studentship Program 2021January 21, 2021

Graduate Studentships 2021/2022:

April 6, 2021

Postdoctoral Fellowships 2021/2022:

  • BBDC Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • BBDC Fellowship in Diabetes Care (Funded by Eli Lilly)
  • Sellers Postdoctoral Fellowship
February 23, 2021
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.
Revised Trainee Travel Awards 2020/2021 and
Sir Frederick Banting Legacy Foundation Travel Awards 2020/ 2021
Period 1: October 6, 2020
Period 2: April 20, 2021