Diabetes UK offers several different types of funding scheme. If you require further information about any of the schemes, please see its page in the menu – or our General guidelines for applicants, which contain more general information on how to apply for funding. You can also contact the Research department for information and advice.
When applying for a grant please ensure that you read the Diabetes UK Research Strategy and Diabetes UK Grant Conditions, and Intellectual Property and revenue-sharing agreement. Please make sure that all applicants and the involved institutes are able to agree to accept and adhere to the Grant Conditions before making your application.
To provide support for research projects for up to five years.
Diabetes UK has calls for research in a specific area of diabetes research. Details of these calls will be posted on the internet and advertised in Diabetes UK publications and scientific and medical press as they arise.
To enable researchers to undertake small research projects or pilot studies for a maximum of 12 months and £15,000.
To enable the purchase of a specific large item of multi-user equipment necessary for diabetes-related research projects.
Sir George Alberti Research Training Fellowship
Sir George Alberti Research Training Fellowships enable graduates currently working in the NHS to work towards a PhD or MD in diabetes research and develop a career in research.
RD Lawrence Fellowships
To provide personal support enabling postdoctoral researchers to establish their independence in diabetes research.
Fulbright Diabetes UK Research Award
Diabetes UK and the Fulbright Commission offer, each year, one award for a period of 12 months to a UK citizen in support of research at any accredited US institution into the clinical or biomedical aspects of diabetes or the social or economic issues faced by people with diabetes.
To enable experienced researchers to recruit outstanding science graduates to study for a PhD in the field of diabetes-related research.