Office of Research

Pathway to Stop Diabetes (Initiator or Accelerator)

With nearly 25.8 million Americans living with diabetes and nearly 80 million more at risk of developing the disease, diabetes is a tremendous physical and financial burden on the nation. Yet despite the disease’s epidemic proportions, diabetes research is still critically underfunded. Although researchers have made significant strides against the disease, continued progress will depend on adequate funding.

To accelerate the research needed to discover solutions and ultimately end this deadly epidemic, the Association has launched a bold new initiative, Pathway to Stop Diabetes. With a goal of funding 100 new diabetes investigators over the next decade, Pathway provides crucial support to researchers focusing on innovative ideas and transformational approaches.

Pathway supports creative scientists who are just starting their careers in diabetes research, or who are already established in another field but want to expand their focus to diabetes research. Through individual awards of $1.6257 million over the course of five to seven years, the program allows researchers to explore new ideas without the distraction of having to pursue additional grant support.

Pathway accelerates research progress by providing the resources to achieve breakthrough discoveries:

  • Substantial, flexible financial support
  • Scientific and career mentoring from distinguished thought leaders
  • Networks for collaboration and communication
  • Unique career development opportunities

Application Instructions

Please submit a two-page letter of intent with a list of all anticipated investigators, description of proposed aims and approach, Biosketch of the PI, and a letter of support from the Dean or Chair to by 5:00 PM Thursday, May 1, 2014. Full proposals are due to the sponsor on 7/1/14, so you will need to have your materials in to the Office of Sponsored Programs by 6/24/14 for processing, if given the go ahead by the Proposal Review Committee.

Opportunity Details

Program web page

Program Announcement No.


05/01/2014 UW Internal Deadline Closed
06/24/2014 OSP Deadline
07/01/2014 Sponsor Deadline

American Diabetes Association (ADA)

Funding amount


Maximum Number of Applications


Eligible groups
  • All campus

Inquiries and Contact Information

Investigators who identify a grant, award or fellowship program that restricts the number of applications that can be submitted from an Institution should immediately contact their Chairperson, Associate Dean for Research (or Dean, if no ADR) and the Office of Research (see below) if they intend to prepare a response. Failure to do so, or to meet the deadlines for submission of pre-proposal, will preclude submission of the application through the Office of Sponsored Programs.

For general inquiries, or to request a listing of a limited submission opportunity that should be but is not already listed, please email us at