Travel Grants

Type 1 Diabetes
Type 1 Diabetes Research

Application Form

Early Stage & Allied-Health/Nursing Application Form

Background

JDRF continues its support of excellence and innovation in research in the field of type 1 diabetes through striving 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 up to $4,000 for international travel to research institutions or scientific meetings, for the purpose of furthering the researcher’s expertise in the study of type 1 diabetes. There are two categories of application as follows:

Early-Stage Researcher Travel Grants

This program is designed to support medical or science graduates in the early stages of their research career (e.g. current PhD students, or not more than five years post-doctoral as of the current Travel Grant round deadline). 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.

Eligibility

The applicant must be committed to the mission of JDRF to prevent, treat and cure type 1 diabetes and its complications.

  • NB: Allied-Health applicants who are allied-health practitioners must apply for the Allied-Health/Nursing Travel Grants as opposed to the Early-stage career grants.

Applicants must be:

  • Currently working at an Australian institution, and;
  • Australian citizens or permanent/temporary residents currently residing in Australia.

Applicants should also be

  • Engaged with Australian Diabetes research for more than 12 months, however if this does not apply, contact Dr Julia Warning on 02 9020 6105 to discuss possible eligibility.

NB: Previous winners of this award are eligible to reapply although preference will be given to those who have not received a JDRF Travel Grant within the 12 months prior to the current round’s ‘cut off for consideration’ date.

reporting

If successful, applicants will be notified and will be sent a one-page report template that must be submitted to travelgrants@jdrf.org.au within 4 weeks after all travel has been completed. Failure to submit the report within the timeframe may affect eligibility of future applications.

Applications

Applications will be considered in two funding rounds each year, and funding round two of 2017 is currently open for applications. Travel must occur after the date of cut off for consideration (September 20, 2017) and before the next round’s deadlines (March 14, 2018). Timelines for the upcoming 2017 and 2018 funding rounds are as follows:

  Cut off for Consideration Announcement of Awards
Round 2, 2017
Wednesday, September 20 2017 November, 2017
Round 1, 2018
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 May, 2018
Round 2, 2018
Wednesday, September 19 2018 November, 2018

 

Applications are to be submitted by your Institution’s Research Administration Office as one document in PDF format with the naming convention of:
“Surname_Firstname_Allied-Health/Early-Stage.pdf” (as appropriate) to travelgrants@jdrf.org.au

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

Contact JDRF Travel Grant Program administration on travelgrants@jdrf.org.au or 02 9020 6143 for more details.

Travel Grant Recipients 2017 (Round 1)

Recipient

Institution

Amount Awarded

Nathan Zammit Garvan Institute of Medical Research $4000
Dario Gerace The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) $1925
Ki Wook Kim University of New South Wales (UNSW) $4000
Stacey Walters Garvan Institute of Medical Research $3962
William Korim The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health $3976
Romana Stark Monash University $3421

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