Every year ISPAD has 2 fellowships and both are intended to cover travel and living expenses during the time of the project.
This grant for ISPAD members below age 40 is designed to cover expenses for a 6 month’s (or longer) visit in an ISPAD member’s centre and can be applied for by ISPAD members who wish to study or carry out diabetes related research at a recognized centre of excellence. The individual applicant needs to have a project with good science which can be at least in part accomplished in that time frame. A letter of support from the member in whose centre they will be working should also be provided. This needs to attest to the acceptance of not only the person applying, but the project and the support of the applicant in their centre. We recently have increased the funding for this competitive fellowship to 25,000 USD. The recipient will give credit to ISPAD on any publication arising from any work done during the
This is the Allan Drash Clinical Fellowship for ISPAD members below age 45 and is currently for 5,000 USD. It is intended for spending time (approximately 6 weeks) at an ISPAD centre of excellence to learn for example programmatic issues, clinical care, setting up a program or learning how to set up a clinical study. The receiving ISPAD member needs to send a letter of support for the applicant, indicating what that individual will be doing in their program. The applicant needs to state the reasons for choosing that centre, and a description of their objectives and goals.