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Grants, Awards and Bursaries

Diabetes Care Trust Grants

The Diabetes Care Trust (ABCD) Ltd offers grants to support our charitable objectives which are directed at achieving a better understanding of diabetes by the people who have diabetes, by the professionals who look after them and by the public at large.  As well as our role in education we also aim to support research projects that contribute directly to the care and wellbeing of people with diabetes.

The DCT’s charitable objectives are:

  • To advance and encourage the education of medical and other health care professionals involved in the care of those with diabetes.
  • To improve the understanding of people with diabetes about their own condition.
  • To advance the knowledge of the public in all matters relating to diabetes and diabetes care.
  • To support clinical research aimed at making direct improvements in the care and wellbeing of people with diabetes.
  • To improve the audit and scrutiny of treatments and technology for people with diabetes.

These are some examples of the types of projects that we support.

The support offered is in various forms and the size of the grant is not limited but is unlikely to be more than £20,000 per year; smaller grants are also considered as well as awards to support preliminary work. In suitable cases bursaries are available to complete research over a set time.  Projects with funding matched by other organisations are also considered. Grants are awarded subject to Diabetes Care Trust Grant Terms and Conditions.

Applicants for DCT grants must complete an application form.

The final conclusions of the project will appear in the British Journal of Diabetes.  This will usually be as a peer-reviewed paper published in full but other formats will be considered after discussion with the chairman of the Trust.