New NIDDK funding opportunities available

NIDDKTwo new NIH/NIDDK funding opportunities have become recently available:

From the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases:

Research Using Biosamples and Subjects from Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Studies –Complications (DP3)

“The NIDDK seeks to accelerate the pace of scientific research towards prevention and treatment of the complications of type 1 diabetes by providing opportunities to utilize resources from clinical studies on type 1 diabetes.  This opportunity is intended to fund collaborative projects using subjects and/or their samples from clinical studies of type 1 diabetes to better understand the pathogenesis of diabetes complications in humans and to develop biomarkers for the evaluation of new therapeutics for diabetes complications.

The clinical studies should have well-characterized subjects with type 1 diabetes of the appropriate number and clinical characteristics for the proposed research.  Other groups of subjects can be studied, only if their findings will be used for comparison to findings in the subjects with type 1 diabetes. The focus of the research should be on type 1 diabetes.  The research could include new measurements on stored biosamples; new collections of biosamples; or new clinical evaluations of subjects, such as imaging measurements or the use of continuous glucose monitors.”

A letter of intent is due by February 3rd, 2016 and applications are due by March 3rd, 2016 at 5 pm local time.

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Diabetes Research Centers (P30)

“This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications for Diabetes Research Centers, formerly named Diabetes Endocrinology Research Centers (DERCs) and Diabetes Research and Training Centers (DRTCs).  Diabetes Research Centers are designed to support and enhance the national research effort in diabetes, its complications, and related endocrine and metabolic diseases.  Diabetes Research Centers support three primary research-related activities:  Research Core services, a Pilot and Feasibility (P and F) program, and an Enrichment program.  All activities pursued by Diabetes Research Centers are designed to enhance the efficiency, productivity, effectiveness and multidisciplinary nature of research in Diabetes Research Center topic areas.  The NIDDK Diabetes Research Centers program in 2015 consists of 16 Centers each located at outstanding research institutions with documented programs of excellence in diabetes-related research.  General information about the NIDDK Diabetes Research Centers program may be found at”

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