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New call for research proposals

We are calling for research proposals aimed at ‘Improving the day-to-day management of diabetes’.

This call is based on the results of the research priorities survey we conducted earlier this year, which was open to everyone and proved to be the biggest consultation we have ever run.

The new call for proposals has been approved by Diabetes UK’s Board of Trustees. They agreed that they should consider research that would change the 'here and now' aspects of diabetes and address quality of life issues.

Research themes included in this call for proposals include:

  • prevention and avoidance of complications
  • prevention and treatment of diabetes using diet and exercise
  • refinement of existing technologies.

Diabetes UK will particularly welcome proposals in the area of prevention and avoidance of hypoglycaemia.

Diabetes UK will commit £6 million of funds raised over the next few years to support research to improve the day-to-day management of diabetes and is seeking to fund ambitious, innovative, multi-centre collaborative research programmes whose outcomes will make a huge difference to the daily lives of people with diabetes. No funding limit has been set for individual projects.

Applications will be assessed on:

  • the potential of the research to make a real difference to the lives of people with diabetes
  • scientific excellence
  • calibre of the applicants
  • value for money.

Outline application forms and further particulars are available to download on the right. 

12 noon on Tuesday 4 September 2007.

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