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University of Wisconsin–Madison

American Diabetes Association Pathway to Stop Diabetes 2016

To:Chairs and Administrators, Departments in the Biological & Physical Sciences; Associate Deans for Research; College/School Research Administrators
From:Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Education
Date:March 08, 2016
Subject:American Diabetes Association Pathway to Stop Diabetes 2016


Deadline for Internal Review:April 14, 2016

Project Description

Pathway to Stop Diabetes is a bold, innovative initiative designed to radically transform diabetes research. The vision of this program is to find a new generation of brilliant scientists at the peak of their creativity, then provide them with the freedom, autonomy, and financial and professional resources to set them on the road to breakthrough discoveries.

Pathway seeks exceptional nominees from a broad range of disciplines, including medicine, biology, chemistry, engineering, mathematics and physics.

Amount per Award: Up to $1.625 million
Duration of Award: 5 – 7 Years
Number of Awards: 6 Awards


Initiator Award
Eligible applicants must currently be in research training positions (post-doctoral fellow, research fellowship) and have no more than seven years of research training following terminal doctoral degree. Applicants cannot concurrently hold an NIH K99/R00 grant. Candidates must be identified through institutional nomination; applications will be accepted only from individuals with the appropriate institution support.

Initiator Guidelines

Accelerator Award
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.

Accelerator Guidelines

Visionary Award
Supports 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.  Applicants must hold established 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.

Visionary Guidelines

The number of proposals UW–Madison may submit is limited to one in total.


Internal Competition Application Instructions

Applications for Internal Review

To submit your application, follow this link:

Attach PDF with:
• Applicant Name, Title, Degree, Contact Information
• Category of Application: Initiator, Accelerator, Visionary
• SciENcv Biosketch
• Annotated Publications (1 Page, 5 references)
• Research Strategy including problems to be addressed, scientific approaches that will be employed, impact of work and risks and challenges (4 page maximum)

Sponsor Deadlines

Applications are due to American Diabetes Association by July 01, 2016.