1- Terms

This first call for proposals for the 2013 FFRD Research Grants was open on 30 June.

For this first year, the Francophone Foundation for Diabetes Research planned to support 2 research grants: 1 clinical research project and 1 basic research project of €300K each.

This call for proposals is intended for Francophone researchers groups only.

The application forms must be submitted in PDF FORMAT ONLY, with an abstract in French, a CV, references and the project, and by filling in the submission form and sending the application files by email before 9 September.

The Scientific Council has to meet on Monday 7 October to preselect candidates who will be interviewed on Monday 7 November.

2- Preselected

We would like to thank the candidates for their interest in the Francophone Foundation for Diabetes Research through their response to its first call for proposals on 9 September 2013.

In this first year, we received 70 application files

After a very close review of the projects, evaluated first by 3 appointed external experts and then examined at the meeting of the Scientific Council of 7 October 2013, only several of the 70 candidates could be preselected for a face-to-face interview before the Scientific Council, which held at the head office of the FFRD on 7 November 2013.

The FFRD chose to focus on dossiers that primarily met these criteria: originality, competitiveness on the international level, feasibility, cohesiveness of the project and financial appropriateness.

As announced, the FFRD finalised the award of its Research Grants for the year 2013 by supporting 2 projects: 1 clinical research project and 1 basic research project.