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Diabetes, Endocrine, & Metabolic Disease Translational Research

Studies that translate scientific findings into practice to enhance human health of those with, or at risk for, metabolic disease.

NIDDK Program Staff

  • Guillermo A. Arreaza-Rubín, M.D. Diabetes and endocrine disease bioengineering and glucose sensing
  • Ellen Leschek, M.D. Type 1 and type 2 diabetes clinical research
  • Yan Li, Ph.D. Key regulators of intermediary metabolism; drug discovery; translational research; diabetic wound healing.
  • Salvatore Sechi, Ph.D. Proteomics, Systems Biology, and Structural Biology as applied to diabetes, metabolic, and endocrine diseases
  • Lisa M. Spain, Ph.D. Disease-modifying clinical trials in type 1 diabetes, etiology and pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes

Recent Funding Opportunities

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  1. RFA-DK-25-012

    Single Source for the Continuation of the Human Pancreas Analysis Program (HPAP) for Type 1 Diabetes (HPAP-T1D) (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

  2. NOT-OD-24-119

    Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Research Opportunities Centering the Health of Women Across the HIV Research Continuum

  3. PAR-24-152

    Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) for Undergraduate-Focused Institutions (R15 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

  4. RFA-DK-25-005

    Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet Clinical Network Hub (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

  5. RFA-DK-25-004

    Coordinating Center for Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet (U01 Clinical Trial Required)

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Research Resources

NIDDK makes publicly supported resources, data sets, and studies available to researchers to accelerate the rate and lower the cost of new discoveries.

  • Ancillary Studies to Major Ongoing Clinical Studies to extend our knowledge of the diseases being studied by the parent study investigators under a defined protocol or to study diseases and conditions not within the original scope of the parent study but within the mission of the NIDDK.
  • NIDDK Central Repository for access to clinical resources including data and biospecimens from NIDDK-funded studies.
  • NIDDK Information Network (dkNET) for simultaneous search of digital resources, including multiple datasets and biomedical resources relevant to the mission of the NIDDK.

Additional Research Programs

Research Training

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NIDDK supports the training and career development of medical and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and physician scientists through institutional and individual grants.

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Diversity Programs

The NIDDK offers and participates in a variety of opportunities for trainees and researchers from communities underrepresented in the biomedical research enterprise. These opportunities include travel and scholarship awards, research supplements, small clinical grants, high school and undergraduate programs, and a network of minority health research investigators.

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Small Business

Small Business Programs

NIDDK participates in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. These programs support innovative research conducted by small businesses that has the potential for commercialization.

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Human Subjects Research

Human Subjects Research

NIDDK provides funding for pivotal clinical research, from preliminary clinical feasibility to large multi-center studies.

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Translational Research

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NIDDK provides funding opportunities and resources to encourage translation of basic discoveries into novel therapeutics.

Learn about NIDDK Translational Research Opportunities

Meetings & Workshops

  • NIH Common Fund

    Learn about current projects and view funding opportunities sponsored by the NIH Common Fund.

  • Planning to Apply? Register Early

    Registration is required at eRA Commons and grants.gov and can take 4 weeks.

Last Reviewed October 2023