Graduate Studentship for Diabetes Research

2017 Application deadline is now CLOSED.

Opportunity Overview

The Alberta Diabetes Institute (ADI) is inviting its Members to submit applications for funding for graduate students. Graduate studentship awards are intended as a recruitment tool for MSc and PhD students interested in diabetes-related research and are to be utilized during the first year of study.

Eligibility and Conditions
  • The supervisor must be a member of the ADI.
  • These awards are intended to support new MSc or PhD students in one of their first two years of training. Renewal studentship funding requests are NOT eligible. Surgical Residents and Surgical Fellows who are not funded by other sources are also eligible to apply for funding. 
  • Applicants must include a 250 word lay summary of their proposed research work. If an award is received, the abstract may be forwarded to award sponsors or used for ADI’s own communication purposes.
  • The value of a full ADI studentship award is $25,000/year. Students who have been awarded other major stipend awards of greater or equal value are expected to accept these first. Students declining a full ADI award in such cases will be given "incentive" funding of $5,000 as a research allowance provided the total award does not exceed $30,000. Applicants must also comply with the eligibility requirements of awards received from other granting agencies when accepting the ADI award.
  • Students may hold other major concurrent stipend awards (>$5,000) in addition to partial ADI funding provided their combined value is not more than $30,000.
  • Decisions on applications for Graduate Studentships will be made by ADI’s Research Coordinating Committee.
  • The start date of the studentship will normally be early September to coincide with the start of the academic school year, but other start dates can be considered.
  • Students must be registered in a full-time graduate program before funding will be released.
  • Training interruptions: Candidates whose training may be interrupted for medical or personal reasons during the 12-month award period may request to have their stipend payments stopped and restarted upon their return to their graduate program. Trainees are required to provide documentation that their leave has been approved by their supervisor/home department.
  • All trainees are required to complete their training under the ADI member who sponsors their application and adhere to the research project outlined in the application. Under special circumstances, consideration may be given to a change in supervisor, provided that the trainee obtains prior written approval from the ADI. This includes having the agreement of the new supervisor (who must be an ADI member) and the new project must be diabetes-related. The request will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and approved by the Research Coordinating Committee.
  • Supervisors may only submit one application per competition.
  • A progress report is required at the completion of the studentship.
  • Students may be asked to present their work at a Research in Progress seminar at least once during their training period and should acknowledge the Alberta Diabetes Foundation and the Alberta Diabetes Institute in their presentations and publications.