We offer a wide range of funding opportunities - you can read more about each funding scheme in this section. You can refer to our general guidelines for more information on how to apply.
You can also contact us for information and advice, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to apply for a grant
It is mandatory that all applications are submitted through the online grants application portal.
Read our research grants management system user guide for information on how to submit an application through the online portal and our tips on writing a research grant application to help you write your application.
If you have any questions about the online portal please contact the Research Team at email@example.com.
Please note: You must allow enough time to complete the approval process - all signatories must have approved your application before the specified funding round deadline.
From time to time, we open strategic calls for research in a specific area of diabetes. Details of these calls will be posted online, and advertised in our publications and scientific and medical press, as they arise.
In the past, we have had targeted research calls in the following areas:
- Improving the day to day management of diabetes;
- Novel interventions for complications of diabetes;
- Overcoming barriers to good diabetes care and/or supported self-management;
- Very low calorie diets;
- Immunotherapeutic approaches for the prevention or treatment of Type 1 diabetes.
Recognising the importance of a mixed economy in funding, we encourage and will consider co-funding an application with other research funders where the proposal presents a clear link to diabetes. Our goal is to increase diabetes research capacity, expertise and deliver clear patient benefits.
If you consider your research to be of interest to us and other funders and would like to apply for co-funding, please contact our Research Team in advance of submitting your application. Please consider the following:
- Funders have different processes and timelines for funding and it is therefore important to approach us at the earliest point when you start thinking about your research so that we can consider the request, approach the other funder(s), and review our processes against the other funder(s) processes
At times, funder processes are out of sync so it might be difficult to jointly consider an application. Often, we are approached too late by researchers (or other funders) to consider co-funding an application.
- If co-funding is agreed, we, the other funder(s) or sometimes all funders will want to take the lead to manage the application review process. This will be discussed by all funders and a suitable approach will be agreed.
Together with Kidney Research UK we are open to co-funding research into the relationship between kidney disease and diabetes, and the development of new treatments. Read our joint research statement for more information.
Things to consider
When applying for a grant please make sure that you read our grant conditions and intellectual property and revenue-sharing agreement. Please make sure that all applicants and the involved institutions are able to agree to accept and adhere to the grant conditions and intellectual property and revenue-sharing agreement before making your application.
Involving people with diabetes
We are committed to reflecting the views of people living with diabetes in our decision-making processes. As such, the Grants Advisory Panel (GAP), a panel of people with diabetes and their carers review all project and early-career small grant applications. GAP do not at present review fellowship or studentship applications.
We believe that involving people affected by diabetes at all stages of research produces higher quality, more relevant research. The research application guidelines have been produced in collaboration with GAP. We recommend that;
• Applicants obtain the perspective of people affected by the condition when developing their application, to help guarantee the best chance of success;
• Applicants ensure the application has been reviewed by people living with diabetes.
To find out how you can involve people with diabetes in the development of your grant application, please visit our Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) page.