Travel Grants

Type 1 Diabetes
Type 1 Diabetes Research

JDRF supports excellence and innovation in research in the field of type 1 diabetes to advance the level and impact of type 1 diabetes research in Australia.

JDRF offers travel grants to early-stage researchers, and to allied health and nursing professionals, to support the development of expertise in the field of type 1 diabetes research in Australia.

JDRF invites applications for grants of up to $2,000 for domestic travel or $4,000 for international travel to research institutions or scientific meetings, for the purpose of furthering the applicant’s expertise in the field of type 1 diabetes.

Early-Stage Researcher Travel Grants

This program is designed to support medical or science graduates in the early stages of their research career (eg current PhD students, or not more than five years post-doctoral). The applicant must be committed to the mission of JDRF to prevent, treat and cure type 1 diabetes and its complications, and demonstrate relevance to one of JDRF’s therapeutic areas: Beta Cell Therapies, Immune Therapies, Complications Therapies or Glucose Control.

 

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Allied Health/Nursing Travel Grants

This program is designed to support allied health or nursing professionals, or allied health or nursing students enrolled in a post graduate program, whose work/research will impact on the lives of people with type 1 diabetes and their carers and families. The applicant must be committed to the mission of JDRF to prevent, treat and cure type 1 diabetes and its complications, and demonstrate relevance to one of JDRF’s therapeutic areas: Beta Cell Therapies, Immune Therapies, Complications Therapies or Glucose Control.

The term 'allied health' refers to health professionals usually considered part of the diabetes management team – i.e. diabetes educators, dieticians, psychologists, social workers, and podiatrists. In addition other allied health professionals who are considered relevant to the management of type 1 diabetes, such as exercise physiologists, occupational therapists and pharmacists, will also be considered.

 

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Eligibility

Applicants must be

  • Australian citizens, or;
  • Permanent residents currently residing in Australia, or; 
  • Temporary residents holding JDRF research awards, currently working at an Australian institution.

Note that previous winners of this award are eligible to reapply.

Applications

Applications remain open year round, and are considered in two funding rounds throughout the year. Travel must be taking place after the date of cut off for consideration. Timelines for 2016 funding rounds are as follows:

  Applications Close Announcement of Awards
Round 1 February 28, 2016 April 26, 2016
Round 2 September 4, 2016 Early November, 2016
     

 

Details of application requirements can be found on the application form. Applications are to be e-mailed as a single PDF file to travelgrants@jdrf.org.au.

Please note - JDRF may reject applications that do not meet the above requirements. Incomplete applications will NOT be accepted without prior discussion with JDRF staff. JDRF will not accept applications for meetings/visits that have already occurred.

Applications open for the Early-Stage Researcher Travel Grant and Allied Health/Nursing Travel Grant.

Contact JDRF Travel Grant Program administration on travelgrants@jdrf.org.au or 02 9020 6121 for more details.

Travel Grant Recipients 2016

Recipient

Institution

Amount Awarded ($)

Irina Buckle University of Queensland $2065
Elif Ekinci University of Melbourne $3500
Ishant Khurana Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute $3997
Maria Markoulli University of New South Wales $3590
Ahmed Mehdi University of Queensland $3988
Anne-Sophie Bergot University of Queensland $4000
Elizabeth Holmes-Truscott Deakin University $3980
Ki Wook Kim Prince of Wales Hospital $4000


Travel Grant Recipients 2015

Recipient

Institution

Amount Awarded ($)

Danielle Borg Mater Research $2516
Devy Delyanti Monash University $3653
Kai Lin Giam University of Melbourne $4000
Stephan Gray Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute $3931
Sybil McAuley St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne $4000
Jonathan Noonan Centre for Eye Research Australia $4000
Carmel Smart John Hunter Children's Hospital $3808
Chunling Huang Queensland University of Technology $4000
Madeep Singh Australian National University $4000
Aveni Haynes Telethon Kids Institute $1344
Prerak Trivedi St Vincent's Institute $4000