Strategic Research Partners

In addition to the Diabetes Australia Research Program, Diabetes Australia works with the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and the Royal Australian College of Physicians (RACP) as research partners.

NHMRC/Diabetes Australia Postgraduate Award

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. The NHMRC/Diabetes Australia Postgraduate Award will provide up to three successful candidates with up to an additional $20,000 per year for a maximum of three years.

Successful candidates will be outstanding graduates in disciplines relevant to diabetes research with a commitment to a career in diabetes research. We encourage applications from graduates from a diverse range of disciplines, including those with a Medical, Allied Health or Science background.

If you are interested in applying, please visit the NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarships page for full details on how to apply and NHMRC key dates.

RACGP/Diabetes Australia Research Grant

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) is a key contributor to the improvement of Australian health through general practice. Together, the RACGP and Diabetes Australia have established a grant to support research into diabetes in general practice.

One grant of up to $60,000 is available each year to fund research into diabetes management, prevention, and/or clinical care in general practice.

Further information is provided on the RACGP website

In 2016 the Grant was awarded to Associate Professor Michelle Guppy for her project, ‘A rural registry and chronic care model for chronic kidney disease and diabetes." A/Prof Guppy was presented with this award by the President of Diabetes Australia, Hon Judi Moylan AO.

RACP Diabetes Australia Research Establishment Fellowship

The Royal Australian College of Physicians (RACP) in partnership with Diabetes Australia has established a fellowship to promote clinical and basic research into the causes, prevention and treatment of diabetes.

One fellowship of up to $50,000 is available each year and can be used to provide stipend support and/or research support.

Further information is provided on the RACP website.

Outstanding Achievement in Diabetes Research Award

Diabetes Australia’s Outstanding Achievement in Diabetes Research Award is a National Award to honour an individual who has made an outstanding contribution and shown leadership in diabetes related research over a long period of time.

The winner of the Award in 2015 was Professor Peter Colman. Read about Professor Peter Colman's achievements.

The Award is valued at $50,000 and the recipient acts as an ambassador for diabetes research and for Diabetes Australia over a one year period.

Diabetes Australia Member Organisations nominate individuals for consideration by the Board of Diabetes Australia Research Limited.

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