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Innovators in Diabetes (IDia)

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Are you an early career researcher with an interest in diabetes? Do you have the potential to develop into a leader in the field?

The exciting Innovator in Diabetes (IDia) programme is your chance to expand your knowledge, gain new skills and network with other like-minded researchers. The IDia programme is now open for applications until Monday 26 January 2015.

About the programme

The aim of the programme is to:

  •     create a vibrant diabetes research network
  •     provide generic skills not available elsewhere
  •     help researchers understand the background and perspectives of different researchers, both basic and clinical
  •     provide continuing support for diabetes research.

The IDia programme is now open for applications until Monday 26 January 2015.

To apply download the application form and send it to  Kamini Shah at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

More infomation can be found at the Diabetes UK IDia website here

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