2015 Helmsley Breakthrough Initiative

The goal of the Helmsley Breakthrough Initiative is to generate new hypotheses about type 1 diabetes (T1D) pathogenesis and new therapeutic strategies. In 2015, the Helmsley Breakthrough Initiative will support early-stage studies of unique clinical cases of type 1 diabetes. These studies of rare patients and clinical outliers may lead to unexpected discoveries that could transform our understanding of the disease. Applicants will submit Expressions of Interest by August 3, 2015. 

  • Helmsley Breakthrough Initiative announcement – JUNE 8, 2015
  • Express of Interest submission deadline – AUGUST 3, 2015
  • Teleconference to coordinate working group – OCTOBER 8, 2015
  • Full grant proposal deadline – NOVEMBER 5, 2015
  • Notification of awards – DECEMBER 31, 2015
  • Earliest anticipated grant start date – FEBRUARY 1, 2016

For more details and specifics on how to apply, visit the following links:

- Call for Expressions of Interest

Portal to submit Expression of Interest, U.S. nonprofits

Portal to submit Expression of Interest, international nonprofits

- Budget template

- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) updated 6/18/2015