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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.

We are proud to launch a new grant funding scheme from The Diabetes Care Trust and The Association of British Clinical Diabetologists for high quality clinically based studies costing up to £50,000. We would particularly like to encourage applications from those at an earlier stage of their clinical and academic training, and clinical projects relating to the management and care of people with diabetes. The funding scheme will allow access to additional support from the NIHR Clinical Research Networks for research projects, and will also consider projects relating to education, service evaluation and audit.

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.

Find out more about the programme and how to apply.

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.