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IDia – Innovators in Diabetes

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.

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.

How to apply

The IDia programme is now open for applications for the 2017 session.  The application deadline is Monday, 23 January 2017.

If you applied this year, the outcome will be communicated to you by email by Tuesday, 28 February 2017 at the latest.

The programme involves attendance at a residential weekend once a year over a three-year period. The next residential weekend will take place from Thursday 18 to Saturday 20 May 2017 at Barnsdale Lodge, Oakham.

Who should apply?

Applicants should be:

  • at least six years post primary degree (BSc or first medical degree)
  • a non-clinical or clinical researcher, including those involved in health services research (based in the UK)
  • enthusiastic
  • committed to diabetes research.


  • Professor Richard Holt
  • Professor John Wilding
  • Professor Finbarr O’Harte
  • Professor Anna Gloyn

IDia is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Eli Lilly.