Type 1 diabetes innovation awards

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The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation has announced that the Australian Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Research Network Innovation Awards are open for applications.

The Innovation Awards aim to fund and advance promising ideas that, if successful, would improve the lives of people with type 1 diabetes. It is open to researchers regardless of whether they are currently in the field of type 1 diabetes or completely new to it.

JDRF defines innovation as the generation of a novel idea, the extension of existing knowledge into a new and distinct area or application, the novel use of research tools or technologies, clinical tools, therapies, or strategies.

The innovation must seek to address a critical barrier or accelerate progress towards preventing, treating or curing type 1 diabetes.

This first round of applications is open to Letters of Intent (LOI) and will be reviewed by an independent panel of experts. Only shortlisted applicants will be invited to apply for a full submission.

LOI applications are open until 22 July 2016.