Diabetes Australia Research Program

The Diabetes Australian Research Program supports and develops outstanding diabetes research in Australia. We do this by funding a range of grants across the full spectrum of diabetes research through a merit based, competitive, peer review process. Research projects can focus on prevention, management of diabetes or the cure for diabetes.

There are two Millennium Awards of up to $150,000 (one for type 1 diabetes and the other for type 2 diabetes) as well as an unspecified number of General Grants of up to $60,000 awarded each year.

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The Impact of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting and disrupting the lives of all Australians, and the activities of all organisations. This is true for diabetes researchers and the universities, institutes, hospitals and settings in which their diabetes research is conducted.

The health and safety of people with diabetes and other research participants, researchers and support staff is paramount as we take all necessary precautions including social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In light of the current situation, Diabetes Australia will make changes in regard to both currently funded research projects and the coming 2021 Research Grant Round as follows:

Currently Funded Diabetes Research

There are currently over 54 funded diabetes research projects under the Diabetes Australia Research Program.

We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic may impact all of these projects. Researchers may require extensions to project timelines, or adjustments to budget expenditure and timing. Any requests for timeline extensions or to change any other terms and conditions of your research grant should be emailed to Diabetes Australia Research Program at research@diabetesaustralia.com.au.

Diabetes Australia will make all research grant payments scheduled for current projects. However, we are unable to offer any additional funding to existing funded research projects.

2021 Research Grant Round

The commencement of the 2021 Diabetes Australia Research Program grant round has been delayed and will open later this year. The date has not yet been set.

With this delayed opening of the grant round, we will consider a streamlined assessment process to ensure applications are assessed in a timely manner.

Diabetes Australia recognises the importance of the Diabetes Australia Research Program to people with diabetes, our member organisations, and the diabetes research community, especially during these uncertain times.

Diabetes Australia remains committed to supporting Australia’s world-leading diabetes researchers.

Thank you for your patience as we work through these changes.

If you would like to be notified when the 2021 research grant round has opened, please provide your contact details to the Diabetes Australia Research Program via email at research@diabetesaustralia.com.au

Support Diabetes Australia Research Program

The Diabetes Australia Research Program relies on the generosity and support of member organisations, corporates and individual donors. Every extra dollar ensures more vital research is undertaken. You can support Diabetes Australia Research by way of tax deductible donations, estates or sponsorships.

Click on the link to learn how to support us. Learn more about The Cure Club and how to join.

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