1- Terms

The call for proposals for the 2015 FFRD Research Grants was open on 16 February.

For this third year, the Francophone Foundation for Diabetes Research planned to support 2 types of projects from Francophone research groups working on diabetes and its complications, with an amount of €300K each over a period of 1 to 3 years.

Application files must be submitted EXCLUSIVELY IN ENGLISH, with an abstract in French AND in English, a CV, references and the project, in PDF FORMAT ONLY, by filling in the submission form.

The Scientific Council has to meet on Monday 5 October to preselect candidates who will be interviewed on Monday 2 November.

2- Preselected

The FFRD call for proposals for 2015 ended on May 4th.

The Francophone Foundation for Diabetes Research thanks all the candidates for their interest in the Foundation through their response to its call for proposals on last 16 February.

For this third year, the FFRD received 33 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
 6 October, only 7 of the 33 candidates could be preselected for a face-to-face interview before the Scientific Council which held at new head offices of the FFRD in Paris, on 2 November 2015.

After discussion, the Scientific Council of the FFRD made the choice to support, exceptionally this year, 4 projects : 2 clinical research projects et 2 basic research projets.

Thus, 4 FFRD Research Grants have been given in 2015: a €300.000 grant, a €200.000 grant and 2 grants of €150.000€ each.