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New IDF initiative seeks research proposals to fund

Diabetes UK welcomes an International Diabetes Federation (IDF) initiative that will see funding for research that ‘translates’ clinical research into real improvements for people with diabetes.

The IDF has launced a project regarding translational research. The project is called IDF Bridges ('ringingesearchniabetes tolobalnvironments andystems').

Translational research:

  • transforms currently available knowledge into useful measures for everyday clinical and public health practice
  • aims to assess implementation of standards of care, understand the barriers to their implementation, and intervene throughout all levels of healthcare delivery and public health to improve quality of care and health outcomes, including quality of life.

The Bridges project solicits proposals that support cost-effective and sustainable interventions that can be adopted in real-world settings, for the prevention and control of diabetes.

Projects should be based on interventions already proven to be effective in trials to prevent and treat diabetes, to improve care of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and delay its complications. The interventions proposed should have the potential to be widely disseminated to clinical practice, individuals and communities.

The scope of the funding is to help communities around the globe to identify special needs related to intervention and prevention. Bridges is seeking the best ideas from the global multidisciplinary community interested in diabetes. 

Deadline for this round of application

Deadline to receive the application form

2 November 2007. All applications should be sent tobridges@idf.com

Maximum amount allocated per project

Long term Projects (maximum 2 years): up to US Dollars 65,000Short term Projects (maximum 3 years): up to US Dollars 400,000 For full details visit theIDF Bridges website.

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