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Network Grant Parameters
Funding Areas Diabetes or Aging
Maximum Funding $300,000 per year
Duration of the Award Four (4) years, subject to annual Foundation approval; thereafter, renewable only by new competitive application
Maximum Allowable Indirect Costs 10%, included in the total grant
LOI Deadline
January 29, 2021
Full Application Deadline
August 27, 2021
Anticipated Start Date January 1, 2022


The purpose of the Hillblom Foundation Network Grant is to facilitate interaction between a network of researchers. It is anticipated that these investigators will be independently funded and have demonstrated productivity in their own field. While it is anticipated that the principal investigator of the network will have a strong background in one of the two areas of stated interest of the Hillblom Foundation, the network might be strengthened by inclusion of investigators with expertise that can enhance the overall focus of the group on the disease process of interest.

Grant Making Procedures

The Network Grant shall be made directly to and administered by the office of contracts and grants at the Qualified Institution, which shall be responsible for the expenditure of grant funds, appointment of researchers and the overall network grant project. Annual renewal of a Network Grant shall be subject to the Foundation’s approval.

Expectations of the Research Network

The proposed network must be led by an established researcher in the field of interest. The proposed Network Grant must be focused on the benefits that the network will bring to the overall research effort. The grant should identify research objectives and/or milestones as well as a time line for achievement of same. If appropriate, indicate whether recognition of the Network Grant will include naming in honor of the Donor, Larry L. Hillblom or the Larry L. Hillblom Foundation. The principal investigator will be required to submit an annual report to the host institution and the Foundation (submitted electronically via the LLHF Grant Management System). Additionally, the principal investigator will be required to attend the Annual Hillblom Scientific Meeting to give a presentation on the findings of their research to date. The annual renewal of any Network Grant for the four year time period will be contingent upon a satisfactory annual report and presentation at this forum. Renewal / non-renewal decisions by the Board of Directors of the Hillblom Foundation are final and not subject to appeal or review.

Research Costs

The Network Grant can seek support in the following categories:

  1. Personnel costs, which are restricted to those named and justified in the budget.
  2. Cross-training of network personnel.
  3. Operation of the research project, including project administration.
  4. Purchase of supplies and equipment for the conduct of the proposed research, both items must be itemized and justified in the budget.
  5. Travel expenses, which shall include mandatory attendance at the Annual Hillblom Foundation Scientific Meeting.

Grant Restrictions

No scientific or monetary overlap is allowed. The network investigators cannot be currently funded to perform the stated research.


All publications and presentations related to the Hillblom Grant should cite support by the Hillblom Foundation.

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