EFSD and Novo Nordisk A/S Programme for Diabetes Research in Europe
Deadline Date: 1 February 2018
The European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes (EFSD) was created by the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) to provide funding initiatives in all areas of diabetes research. The aims of EFSD are to encourage and support research in the field of diabetes, to rapidly diffuse acquired knowledge and to facilitate its application.
Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company with more than 90 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care. This heritage has given us experience and capabilities that also enable us to help people defeat other serious chronic conditions: haemophilia, growth disorders and obesity. Headquartered in Denmark, Novo Nordisk employs approximately 41,400 people in 77 countries and markets its products in more than 165 countries.
Programme and Research Focus
To achieve the goals and objectives of this Programme, EFSD and Novo Nordisk invite applications by issuing this “Request for Applications” (RFA).
The EFSD/Novo Nordisk Programme for Diabetes Research in Europe will accept applications from all fields of diabetes research including both basic and clinical research.
Mechanisms of Support and Review
Research will be supported through the award of grants of up to Euro 100,000 for basic research projects and Euro 400,000 for clinical research projects. The definition of clinical research is a study performed in human individuals with focus on clinically relevant and diabetes-related outcomes.
The duration of each award will depend upon the needs of the project and as justified in the application. EFSD may, at the suggestion of the Review Committee, recommend an award in a different amount from that requested, but which is considered more appropriate for the proposed studies.
Applicants who have a funding requirement larger than that specified above are also invited to apply to this Programme, particularly if this relates to a clinical project; in this case, the relevant financial requirements should be well justified in the budget section of the application form for special consideration by the review committee.
Studies forming part of a larger project will be considered for funding but this will need to be well justified in the application (see Review Considerations).
Applications for an EFSD/Novo Nordisk grant are invited from single non-profit institutions or groups of such institutions from Europe and associated countries. The principal investigator and any co-investigators must be normally employed at a non-profit institution and the study must be performed at their place of work.
Applications will be subject to a scientific review by a specialised and independent ad hoc committee. It is anticipated that applications will be received, reviewed and approved for funding by May 2018.
Prior to any final decision on funding, and in order to offer applicants the opportunity to benefit from the review process, EFSD reserve the right to request revision to applications in accordance with the recommendations of the Review Committee.
Research Grant Applications
Applications for research grants may be subjected to pre-review (or triage) procedures. In this event, any application rejected at pre-review will not be subject to a complete scientific review, and no feedback report will be provided to the applicant.
The deadlines for receipt of research grant applications for funding is 1 February 2018.
All budgets are to be prepared in Euro. For countries in which the Euro is not the common currency, the exchange rate (between the Euro and the local currency in the country where the work is to be performed) used for calculating the Euro budget must be mentioned under “Budget Justification”.
All applications must be prepared on the official forms and completed in strict accordance with the detailed instructions to be found on these forms. Applications which do not comply with the instructions given in the application form will not be considered for review.
Please send your application as one complete PDF email attachment to the following address by 12:00 midday (CET) on the deadline date: Foundation@easd.org
Completed applications will be evaluated in accordance with the criteria stated below for scientific/technical merit by an appropriate scientific committee.
Review criteria are as follows:
Reporting Requirements and Approval of Funding
All investigators funded by this Programme are required to submit a scientific progress report at the end of the project period. For those projects where funding is distributed over a period of more than one year, interim progress reports will also be required. Such reports will be subject to assessment prior to the release of any further funds.
Investigators must provide EFSD with copies of papers accepted for publication, and must acknowledge the support of the Programme in all written material by use of the phrase: "supported by an EFSD/Novo Nordisk research grant".
Applications for renewal of a research programme award will be accepted on a competitive basis, with the same review process as described in this Announcement. Such applications will therefore be considered in the same fashion as all other new applications received for review and without any special priority.
|Application Deadline||1 February 2018|
|Anticipated Award||May 2018|