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For diabetes researchers


Diabetes UK funds diabetes and diabetes-related research through a range of funding schemes.

Through our wide-ranging research programme we work to improve the lives of people living with diabetes – by investing in research projects to explore key research questions, and investing in people to develop the best diabetes researchers for the future.

As well as supporting project grants and early career small grants, we offer funding for research-training opportunities in the form of PhD studentships and research fellowships to support clinicians, scientists and other medical-related health professionals at different stages in their careers. You can find all our available funding schemes on the ‘apply for grant’ page.

Our Research Strategy

Dating back to 1935, Diabetes UK has a strong track record in supporting life-changing research. We continue to fund internationally competitive and collaborative medical research to bring about real improvements for people living with all types of diabetes.

Our Research Strategy highlights the scale of the problem we are facing, the vital need for new investment, and sets out our ambitious goals for 2015-19.

You can find out more by reviewing our approach to research and downloading our strategy document.

Find out more

Further details about all funding schemes can be found on our apply for a grant page, but if you have any further questions please contact the Research Department at

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