JDRF Travel Grant Program
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 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 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.
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.
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 remain open year round, and are considered in three funding rounds throughout the year. Travel must be taking place after the date of cut off for consideration. Timelines for 2013 funding rounds are as follows:
|Cut off for consideration||Announcement of Awards|
|Round 1||Friday February 15
||Monday April 15|
|Round 2||Friday June 14||Monday August 19|
|Round 3||Friday October 18||Monday December 16|
Details of application requirements can be found on the relevant application form.
Applications are to be e-mailed as one document in MS Word format to email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 02 9020 6121 for more details.
|Travel Grant Recipients 2013
|Recipient||Institution||Amount Awarded ($)
||The Children's Hospital, Westmead||4000|
|ChunLing Huang||University of Sydney||3700|
|Sybil McAuley||University of Melbourne||4000|
|Carmel Smart||John Hunter Children's Hospital||3651|