Research Funding

The Novo Nordisk Diabetes Innovation Award Program

Deadline:  August 1, 2012

Amount:  $125,000-$250,000/year

Novo Nordisk R&D has launched a research award program to support new and established scientists in their exploration of novel hypotheses in the area of diabetes and obesity research. The aim of this new research award program is to help scientists substantiate early innovation research efforts and clarify if their hypotheses could result in new treatment options for diabetes and obesity.

The award program also targets novel research ideas that despite having potentially high impact would not normally attract funding from such institutions as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) or the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

Under the program, Novo Nordisk R&D offers two types of research funding opportunities: “Early Research Exploration” or “Proof of Principle” awards. The awards are reserved for nonclinical research only and projects can be supported for up to two years under the program.


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