JDRF & Australian Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Research Network: Innovation Award 2017

T1DCRN is an innovative clinical research program led by JDRF Australia, which brings together researchers, patients, industry and international networks to share a strong focus on patient benefit.

The Innovation Award is open researchers with innovative ideas that have the potential to improve the lives of people with type 1 diabetes, whether currently in the field of type 1 diabetes research or completely external to it.

Proposals are sought for cutting-edge innovation that falls outside current type 1 diabetes research paradigms supported by collaborative teams.

Funding & Duration

This award provides project funding of up to $1.5M for a period of two to three years.


  • The application must at a minimum involve collaboration with at least one industry organisation OR researchers from at least one research organisation separate to and independent of the research organisation of the lead Principal Investigator;
  • Applications must include both early-mid career (EMCR) and established researchers in the leadership group to provide opportunity for the EMCRs to develop their leadership experience under the mentorship of more senior researchers; and
  • Proposals must include at least one experienced researcher from outside of the field of type 1 diabetes to bring capacity and knowledge from other areas that will benefit the field as well as the proposal.

Submission Requirements & Internal Due Dates

  • Applications are submitted online via RMS360
  • Letters of Intent (LOI) must be submitted for internal review by 15 July 2016
  • The University’s Grant Application Cover Sheet must accompany your LOI
  • Invited applications must be submitted for internal review by 19 October 2016
  • Email:

Further Information

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