The Human Islet Research Network (HIRN) announces a new funding initiative to support
investigators developing bold, innovative, and challenging projects that will catalyze the field of
type 1 diabetes research and provide important advances in topics of interest to the network.
To be considered “catalyzing”, the proposed research must address significant and currently
intractable problems by employing approaches or ideas that are currently outside the
mainstream of contemporary research. The program is not intended to expand a current
research program’s funding in the area of the proposed project, but instead must reflect a
fundamental new insight or understanding that will revolutionize the field. Catalyzing advances
may emanate from the application of exceptionally innovative approaches and/or from testing
radically unconventional hypotheses.
December 1, 2021
Click this link to learn more and download the RFP.