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Applying for funding

Apply for our funding and join a world-leading team fighting for a world where diabetes can do no harm. We fund wide-ranging research into the causes, prevention and treatment of all types of diabetes and its complications.  

Funding schemes 

We have a broad range of grants, fellowships, studentships, strategic awards and co-funding opportunities to support the best research ideas and to nurture future leaders. Explore our funding schemes to find the one that’s right for you.  

Guidelines on applying for funding 

Find out everything about applying for our funding, from starting an application to financial support and what happens if you’re awarded a grant.  

Involving people with diabetes in your research 

We put people affected by diabetes at the heart of our research. We’re committed to ensuring Public and Patient Involvement (PPI) is a key part of the planning, design, implementation, management and dissemination of the research we fund. 

Training opportunities 

Diabetes UK-funded researchers have access to our networking, training and other career development opportunities. Learn more about the ways we can support your professional development. 

Our funding committees and panels 

Our expert panels of leading scientists and people affected by diabetes ensure the research we fund is of the highest scientific quality, with the greatest potential to change the lives of people with diabetes. Here you will find more about their role and membership. 

Awards and success rates 

Find out more about our research funding outcomes and success rates over the last 10 years. 


Clinical trials, conflicts of interest, and salaries for scientists are all covered by our grant funding policies. 

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