Cardiovascular-Metabolic Fellowship Awards

Funding Agency:
American Diabetes Association

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) Cardiovascular-Metabolic Fellowship Awards are designed to support basic, clinical or translational research focused on cardiovascular disease in the context of diabetes. Applications from postdoctoral research fellows proposing fundamental biological research, mechanistic and outcome-based clinical studies, behavioral research, and epidemiologic research will be accepted.

The ADA Cardiovascular-Metabolic Fellowship Awards applications are intended to focus on the following areas of investigation:

  • Mechanistic studies to examine the pathophysiology of cardiovascular disease in the context of diabetes
  • Clinical investigations aimed at defining the optimal therapeutic approaches for addressing cardiovascular risk factors in people with diabetes
  • Studies examining the effect of treatment approaches on the progression of cardiovascular disease in people with diabetes
  • Strategies for improved care delivery for patients with diabetes and CVD, including the development of improved clinical decision support tools


The application deadline is October 26, 2020 for January 1, 2021 funding. The Association intends to fund 2 fellowships from the ADA Cardiovascular-Metabolic Fellowship Awards request for applications.

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Areas of Interest



Eligibility Requirements

Applicant must hold a PhD, MD, PharmD, DO or DPM degree or, for other health professionals, the equivalent doctoral-level health- or science-related degree. At the time of award activation, applicants must hold a full time post-graduate research training position (postdoctoral fellow, medical research fellowship, etc.), or the equivalent, at a university, university-affiliated research institution or other non-profit research institution

Amount Description

Maximum Funding: Up to $135,000 (up to $67,500 per year)

Funding Type



Medical Fellow/Resident
Post Doctoral Fellows


Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

October 26, 2020