Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists


Education & CE Opportunities

ADCES Foundation/CBDCE Mentored Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Integrated Diabetes Management

In collaboration with the Certification Board for Diabetes Care and Education (CBDCE), the ADCES Foundation is pleased to offer a Post-Doctoral Fellowship program supporting the career development of emerging leaders in diabetes care and education, the growth of the profession, and the care of people with diabetes.

The 2022 application cycle is now closed. Please check back in early 2023 for the next application window.  


The fellowship recognizes the need to engage and support promising health services research scientists interested in integrating diabetes management for positive health outcomes. We recognize health services research is a collaborative approach to clinical research and requires a team of subject matter and methodological experts to train the next generation of diabetes care and education specialists.

The Mentored Fellowship in Integrated Diabetes Management is a one-year fellowship supporting a post-doctoral fellow and mentor specializing in diabetes management with a focus on one more of the following:

  • Clinical Integration: Integrating the clinical and self-management aspects of care.
  • Related Conditions: Evaluating the diabetes specialists’ expertise in the full range of cardiometabolic conditions: diabetes, obesity, hypertension and cardiac disorders.
  • Behavioral Health: Implementing programs that support the emotional well-being of the whole person with diabetes.
  • Technology: Creating researched educational pathways for data interpretation, patient training and system implementation.
  • Person-Centered Care: Advocating for every individual with diabetes and cardiometabolic conditions through research to improve access to a diabetes specialist.
  • Quadruple Aim: Implementing programs that positively impact safety, quality, and cost and enhance the experience for both the person with diabetes and the provider

Program Requirements

The Mentored Fellowship in Integrated Diabetes Management supports

  • One-year stipend for a post-doctoral health services research fellow in a research organization providing the integrated structure outlined below.
  • Effort for the primary mentor, including honorary participation on the ADCES Research Committee and consultant to ongoing ADCES research efforts.
  • Travel funds for research dissemination.
  • Maximum of 10% indirect rate according the ADCES Indirect Cost Policy.


The post-doctoral fellow appointment must be in an integrated department, center, or institute with access to support across the various disciplines supporting health services research: statistics, health economics, analytics, and clinical expertise.

The primary mentor is required to submit a report at the end of the year, describing the fellow’s training and outcomes.

Research Committee Participation

The ADCES Research Committee is a national committee comprised of leading researchers in diabetes education and integrated diabetes management. Both the fellow and mentor participate as honorary members of this committee and are encouraged to provide input on all research activities of the committee.

Research Dissemination

The ADCES Fellow is required to submit at least one research abstract (podium or poster) to a national meeting. Examples include:

  • ADA Scientific Sessions
  • Academy Health Annual Research Meeting
  • Other recognized national conference affiliated with the fellow’s discipline or specialty

In addition, the fellow is required to attend the ADCES Annual meeting. An abstract submission to ADCES is encouraged (but not required).

Budget Requirements

The ADCES Fellowship has a maximum budget of $100,000 for one year. The budget must include the following direct budget components:

  • One-year full stipend for the post-doctoral fellow.
  • Effort for the primary mentor.
  • Travel for the two required meetings at $1800/meeting.
  • One year project period must start prior to 12/31/2022.

Indirect costs may be included up to 10% as outlined in the ADCES Indirect Cost Policy.

One year ADCES membership and registration to the ADCES annual meeting is provided in kind to the awardee.

Application Requirements

Applicants must propose a project location in the U.S.

  • Title Page
  • Application narrative: limited to 5 pages (maximum), single-spaced, and must include:
    • A description of the research and training environment. ADCES is looking to support research scientists embedded in collaborative research and training programs with access to a wide variety of expertise and perspective supporting integrated diabetes management.
    • A description of the mentoring program, including access to and structure of both primary and methodological mentoring.
    • A description of the fellow’s proposed research plan
    • Applicant career goals
    • Budget and justification
  • Bio sketches (NIH format), including current and pending other support, for the fellow and all mentors.
    • Concurrent Awards: Grant funding supporting the applicants research projects is allowed. Concurrent fellowship awards supporting the applicant’s effort is not allowed. All grant funding and proposed funding will be reviewed in the application process. Please note any overlap.
  • Institutional letter of commitment supporting the fellows proposed research project, commitment to provide the infrastructure outlined in the proposal, and commitment to the fellow’s participation in ADCES research committee activities.

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