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Apply for a Diabetes UK research grant

Diabetes UK offers several different types of funding scheme - you can read more about each type in this section, while our General guidelines for applicants contain more general information on how to apply for funding. You can also contact the Research department for information and advice, at research@diabetes.org.uk.

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 before making your application.

Targeted research

From time to time, Diabetes UK makes calls for research in a specific area of diabetes research. Details of these calls will be posted online, and advertised in Diabetes UK publications and scientific and medical press, as they arise.

Changes to grant application process - 2014

Diabetes UK has recently implemented a new research grants management system which includes an online grant application portal.

It is mandatory that all applications for the 2014 Project grant, Equipment grant and Small grant deadlines are submitted through this online portal. Application forms for these schemes are now available here:

While you may continue to access print application forms in order to prepare your application, we ask that you do not complete these forms for submission. Diabetes UK no longer accepts application forms in Word format.

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.

If you have any questions about this change please contact the research team at research@diabetes.org.uk.