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ADA Pathway Award

Internal Due Date: Past Due

Foundation Due Date: Due early July

Number of Applications: 1


A Radical New Road for Research
With nearly 29.1 million Americans living with diabetes and nearly 86 million more at risk of developing the disease, diabetes is a tremendous physical and financial burden on the nation. Yet despite the disease’s epidemic proportions, diabetes research is still critically underfunded. Although researchers have made significant strides against the disease, continued progress will depend on adequate funding.

To accelerate the research needed to discover solutions and ultimately end this deadly epidemic, the Association has launched a bold new initiative, Pathway to Stop Diabetes. With a goal of funding 100 new diabetes investigators over the next decade, Pathway provides crucial support to researchers focusing on innovative ideas and transformational approaches.

Pathway supports creative scientists who are just starting their careers in diabetes research, or who are already established in another field but want to expand their focus to diabetes research. Through individual awards of $1.6257 million

Pathway seeks exceptional nominees from a broad range of disciplines, including medicine, biology, chemistry, engineering, mathematics and physics. The Association encourages nomination of individuals from diverse backgrounds, including minorities that are underrepresented in research. For the purposes of this program, underrepresented minorities are defined as individuals of African American, Hispanic or Latino, American Indian or Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander descent.

Candidates will be identified through nominations from U.S.-accredited academic and nonprofit research institutions.

Institutions may nominate a maximum of one investigator per grant cycle. The nomination can be in one of the Pathway award types:

  • Initiator
  • Accelerator
  • Visionary

Nominations are accepted from U.S. accredited academic and non-profit research institutions. For the purpose of this award, an institution generally includes all associated departments, medical schools and graduate schools.


Internal Competition Guidelines: Interested applicants must submit an abstract of their proposed projects (not to exceed 2 pages) and an NIH-style biosketch to Trish Haugaard via e-mail ( ) by no later than the internal deadline above for consideration. Please put ADA Pathway Grant– Applicant Name in the subject line of the e-mail. Please note that written reviews or summary statements from the internal review and selection process will not be available.