University of Southern California


American Diabetes Association – Pathway to Stop Diabetes 2017: Accelerator & Visionary Awards

Slots:                                                     One nomination TOTAL that can be in one of 3 available Pathway award types:

Internal Deadline:                           Contact the Office of Research if interested.

LOI:                                                        A nomination form and a letter of nomination from the sponsoring institution are required.                            

External Deadline:                          July 3, 2017

Award Information:                        Type:  Grant

Estimated Number of Awards: Not mentioned in proposal.

Anticipated Amount: $325,000/year for 5 years

Cost Sharing:                                     Indirect support is up to 30% of directs

Submission Process:                     PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal:

Materials to submit:

 Link to Award:                        

Who May Serve as PI:

Accelerator: Awards are available to early-career diabetes investigators proposing innovative and ambitious diabetes-related research programs. Applicants must hold faculty positions and have demonstrated independent productivity in diabetes research. Applicants may currently hold independent NIH funding (K, U or R awards, including an initial R01/U01) but must not have applied for, or received, an R01/U01 renewal or a second R01/U01 award. Candidates must be identified through institutional nomination; applications will be accepted only from individuals with the appropriate institution support.

Visionary: Applicants must hold independent faculty positions and have demonstrated significant productivity in their current field of research. Applicants cannot have previously received national grant support (NIH, NIDDK, ADA, JDRF, etc.), as either a PI or Co-PI, in diabetes or diabetes-related research.

Accelerator:        This award is designed to support exceptional, independent early-career researchers who have distinguished themselves as promising investigators and are in the beginning stages of establishing successful, sustainable diabetes research programs.

Visionary:            Awards are designed to support established, experienced investigators with strong records of outstanding productivity in fields outside of diabetes who are interested in applying their considerable skills and expertise to diabetes research. These awards are highly competitive and intended to support particularly innovative and transformational ideas that have the potential to have an exceptional impact in diabetes.