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2019 Annual Investigator Meeting

Save the date for the 2019 HIRN Annual Investigator meeting. It will be held on April 28-May 1, 2019 at the Capital Hilton, Washington DC.
New Investigators Award Recipients

The Human Islet Research Network (HIRN) is pleased to announce the selection of seven recipients of the 2018 New Investigator Pilot Award Initiative. These investigators will carry out bold and highly innovative new research approaches to biological problems under current investigation in HIRN. They will join their respective consortium conference calls and attend the HIRN Annual Investigator Meeting.
IIDP Islet Award Initiative

The Integrated Islet Distribution Program (IIDP) is now accepting applications for the Islet Award Initiative (IAI). The award will provide up to 100,000 IEQs to a maximum of 10 eligible investigators per year, without the need for a subscription fee. The next round of applications are due by October 1st. The IAI is generously supported by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).
Funding Opportunities
NIH Requests for Applications (RFAs)

RFA-PAR-18-886 : New Par adigms in Tissue Communication-from mediators to metabolic function (RC2 Clinical Trials Optional)
  • Letter of Intent due: Six weeks prior to application due date
  • Application due dates: Nov 1, 2019; May 30, 2019, October 31, 2019; June 2, 2020

RFA-DK-18-005 : Mechanisms Underlying the Contribution of Type 1 Diabetes Disease-associated Variants (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
  • NIDDK intends to commit $3.25 million in FY 2019 to fund 4-5 awards
  • Letter of Intent due: November 6, 2018
  • Application due: December 6, 2018

RFA-DK-17-031 :   The Characterization and Discovery of Novel Autoantigens and Epitopes in Type 1 Diabetes (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
  • NIDDK intends to commit up to $1.25 million to fund 2-3 awards in FY 2018 and up to $1.25 million to fund 2-3 awards in FY 2019.
  • Letter of Intent due: March 26, 2018 and November 6, 2018
  • Application due: April 26, 2018 and December 6, 2018
NIH Regenerative Medicine Innovation Projects

RFA-HL-18-031 : Investigator-Initiated Clinical Trials (UG3/UH3 – Clinical Trial Required)

RFA-HL-18-033 : Small Business Technology Transfer Cooperative Agreement ( UT2 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

  • Letter of Intent due: September 19, 2018
  • Application due: October 19,2018

Check the NIH NIDDK website for additional Special Diabetes Funding Program Opportunities
Job Opportunities
The Diabetes Institute at the University of Florida is recruiting up to three new Postdoctoral Research Associate positions. View the job posting for more information.
Does your lab or institution have an open position? If so, please let us know so we can share the information with the network.
Upcoming Meetings
European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) 2018 Annual Meeting

The 2018 EASD Meeting will be October 1-5, 2018 at the Messe Berlin Convention Center in Berlin, Germany.
2018 Biomedical Engineering Society Meeting

The 2018 Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Meeting will be October 17-20, 2018 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta GA.
Gordon Research Conference

The 2019 Gordon Conference on Pancreatic Diseases will be June 16-21, 2019 at the Jordan Hotel at Sunday River in Newry, ME.