At present there is no cure for diabetes. Scientists and researchers around the world are actively working on a cure. As an organisation, Diabetes Australia directly supports diabetes research through our research program and strategic partnerships. We provide funding towards the prevention, management and cure of diabetes, as well as enabling and fostering young and upcoming researchers in the field of diabetes research.

The Diabetes Australia Research Program has invested $36 million in 544 diabetes research projects across Australia over the past 12 years. This year the Diabetes Australia Research Program should provide around $3.6 million to vital diabetes research projects across Australia. Diabetes Victoria which is a very generous and major supporter of the Diabetes Australia Research Program will provide $1.4 million of this funding directly to research projects in Victoria.

Visit the Program Management page to find out more and how to apply.

You can watch some of the Program's researchers talk about their research on our YouTube channel.

All the research funds are held in trust with over 90% of donations going directly toward research grants.

Top-up funding opportunity for graduates interested in diabetes research

Diabetes Australia, in partnership with the NHMRC is pleased to offer postgraduate scholarship top-ups for outstanding diabetes research. For more information, visit our Strategic Research Partners page.

The latest news and researcher profiles are published in the News section of the website under Research.

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