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) 2018 March 27, 2018
BBDC/HSRLCE Pilot and Feasibility Grant in Cardiovascular and Diabetes Research 2018 May 31, 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:

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
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