Postdoctoral Fellowships

Funding Agency:
American Diabetes Association

 The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is committed to nurturing the next generation of leaders in diabetes research. We are pleased to announce the availability of postdoctoral fellowships to support outstanding researchers in their pursuit of innovative and impactful research projects. Our goal is to support exceptional training opportunities that will enable fellows to make significant advances in diabetes research and contribute to the ADA's mission of improving the lives of people with all types of diabetes. 

This call for postdoctoral fellowship applications is open to all topics in diabetes research spanning basic, clinical, and translational research, epidemiology, health services research, and public health.  We especially welcome applications that align with ADA's previous RFA topics which include precision medicine, women’s health, youth-onset T2D, nutrition and lifestyle, mental health and health disparities.   

Deadline: Aug. 28, 2023

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

The applicant, also referred to as the Principal Investigator (PI), must have the institution’s approval prior to submitting an application electronically. Although written confirmation is not required, PI must confirm that the Sponsoring Institution is aware of the grant application and has acknowledged its intent to fully support the award. In addition, PI must attest that the application has been routed through, and approved by, the usual administrative channels of the Sponsoring Institution.

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.  

Awards are limited to institutions within the United States and U.S. possessions. All investigators must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. Institutional confirmation of permission to work within the U.S. will be required for all applicants at the time of application submission.

At the time of award activation, applicant must be in a post-graduate research training position (postdoctoral fellow, medical research fellowship, etc.). Applications from investigators with more than six years of research training beyond conferral of terminal degree are discouraged. 

Applicant must hold a full-time postdoctoral fellowship position or the equivalent at a university, universityaffiliated research institution or other non-profit research institution. If an appointment is less than full-time, this must be noted on the budget page. Applications from PIs with less than a full-time appointment will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 

Amount Description

This one-time award provides up to three years of salary support for the PI, calculated on a sliding scale based on the number of full years of relevant postdoctoral experience of the applicant at the time of award activation. In addition to salary support, PI will receive $5,000/year for training-related expenses (travel to scientific meetings, books or journals, supplies, computer, etc.) and a $5,000/year institutional allowance to cover health insurance and other fringe benefits. Indirect costs are not permitted for this award. Refer to the Budget Guidelines for specifics regarding allowable expenses.

Funding Type



Post Doctoral Fellows


Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational
Social Sciences

External Deadline

August 28, 2023