To provide support for high-quality, hypothesis-driven diabetes research projects, lasting up to five years and costing up to £500,000.
At certain times, we open research highlight notices to welcome applications to fill priority research gaps identified by the Diabetes Research Steering Groups.
To enable early-career researchers to undertake small research projects or pilot studies, with the aim of enabling successful recipients to go on to secure further funding.
To provide support for topics that have been identified by the Diabetes Research Steering Groups as priority areas, with the greatest potential to improve the lives of people with diabetes.
To allow outstanding medically qualified professionals, and other clinically qualified professionals to establish themselves as independent researchers, with a view to a long-term career as a clinical research leader in the field of diabetes. This includes nurses, pharmacists, doctors, GPs and members of the Allied Health Professions, who have gained a PhD or equivalent (e.g. MD (Res)).
To provide personal support enabling postdoctoral researchers to establish their independence in diabetes research.
To enable graduates currently working in the NHS to study for a PhD or MD in diabetes research and develop a career in research. Applications are invited from individuals working in a patient-facing role including, but not limited to, doctors, GPs, nurses, midwives, psychologists and dietitians.
To enable experienced researchers to recruit outstanding science graduates to study for a PhD in the field of diabetes-related research.
Our goal is to increase diabetes research capacity and expertise, and deliver clear benefits for people affected by diabetes. We will therefore consider co-funding applications with other funders where there is a clear link to diabetes.
The Type 1 Diabetes Grand Challenge research grants provide funding for expectational scientists and projects with the greatest potential to change the lives of people with type 1 diabetes.
Please visit the Type 1 Diabetes Grand Challenge website to find out more about the partnership and open funding calls.