Diabetes Canada 2024 Research Competition


Diabetes Canada

For More Information

For additional information, please visit the Diabetes Canada website for

  • Program guidelines
  • Application forms
  • Evaluation criteria


End Diabetes Awards fund research to enhance our understanding of diabetes and its prevention, treatment, management and cure. Diabetes Canada accepts research proposals in biomedical, clinical, health services and/or population health research to fund the best research towards improving the lives of people living with or at risk of diabetes and its complications.

The objective of the End Diabetes Awards are:

  • To support the discovery of the biomedical, clinical, health services and/or population health factors that lead to the onset and progression of all types of diabetes and related complications.
  • To develop solutions aimed at the prevention, management and finding a cure(s) for diabetes and its complications. 
  • To address challenges in diabetes health services and/or design and implement solutions that improve healthcare delivery, health policies and access to care for all communities and populations affected by diabetes.


The Nominated Principal Applicant must be an independent researcher. The Nominated Principal Applicant and Co-Applicant(s) must have an academic or research appointment with an eligible Canadian institution.

Nominated Principal Applicants are only eligible to hold one End Diabetes Award at any time. If a previous End Diabetes Award will be completed and the funds fully spent by December 2024, you can apply for a 2024 End Diabetes Award. If a previous Award is still underway or will require a no cost extension into 2025, you are not eligible. Partnered grants awarded through another funder are not included in this limit.

Funding Availability

Diabetes Canada will award approximately $6 million through the 2024 End Diabetes Awards.

Maximum Project Value

Up to $150,000 per year for 3 years for a total of $450,000 per grant

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

3 years


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

Applicant to submit a copy of application, routing slip and signature page along with an OR-5 form to: research.services@uoguelph.ca.

External Deadline

Applicant to complete and submit complete application using on-line application system ResearchNet.

How to Apply

Application submission will be available online through ResearchNet. ResearchNet is a secure internet portal which allows the applicant to electronically submit grant applications and obtain funding-related information.
Please note, Diabetes Canada reserves the right to reject incomplete applications without appeal. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure the application is complete prior to submission.

  1. Log into ResearchNet:
  2. From the home screen select "Find Funding Opportunities" (upper left-hand menu)
  3. When the menu expands select "Apply for Funding"
  4. In the list navigate to "Operating Grant - End Diabetes 2024 Award"
  5. Select the "Apply to this Opportunity" link
  6. Please ensure you also review the "Funding Opportunity Details" for full details on the 2024 application criteria and policies.

Information For Co-applicants

If you need to meet a deadline set by the lead institution for this opportunity, please ensure that you provide the Office of Research with at least five days in advance of the lead institution’s deadline to review the application or your proposed component of the project. Please be in touch with the Office of Research (contact information below) ahead of the deadline if it looks like it will be difficult for you to submit all the required documentation on time (i.e. budget, proposal, OR-5 Form).


For Questions, please contact


Office of Research

Laurie Gallinger, Awards & Agreements Officer
Research Services Office

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