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ADA Pathway Award

Internal Due Date:

Foundation Due Date: Due early July annually

Number of Applications: 1


A Radical New Road for Research

With nearly 26 million Americans living with diabetes, and another 79 million with prediabetes, diabetes is a major physical and financial burden on the nation. Yet despite the disease’s epidemic proportions, diabetes research is still critically underfunded. Although researchers have made significant strides against the disease, continued progress will depend on adequate funding.

To accelerate the research needed to discover solutions and ultimately end this deadly epidemic, the Association has launched a bold new initiative, Pathway to Stop Diabetes. With a goal of funding 100 new diabetes investigators over the next decade, Pathway provides crucial support to researchers focusing on innovative ideas and transformational approaches.

Pathway supports creative scientists who are just starting their careers in diabetes research, or who are already established in another field but want to expand their focus to diabetes research. Through individual awards of $1.6257 million over the course of five to seven years, the program allows researchers to explore new ideas without the distraction of having to pursue additional grant support.


Institutions may nominate a maximum of one investigator per grant cycle. The nomination can be in either of the Pathway award types: Career Initiator or Research Accelerator