How Grant Money is Divided

What kind of research does the American Diabetes Association support?

Since the American Diabetes Association launched its Research Programs in 1952, it has invested more than $735 million in more than 4,500 diabetes research projects.

In 2015 alone, the Association made more than $31 million available for research. These funds supported 354 new and continuing research projects performed by 334 investigators at 145 leading academic research institutions across the U.S.

Research Programs Grant Portfolio

The American Diabetes Association provides research support through four major categories of funding:

2015 Research Funding by Grant Type

Research Investments by Diabetes Type

The American Diabetes Association supports grants that are relevant to people with all types of diabetes. Diabetes-related topic areas include type 1, type 2, prediabetes, obesity, gestational diabetes and research relevant to both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

2015 Research Funding by Diabetes Type

Research Investments by Type of Research

The American Diabetes Association's Research Programs support research spanning the spectrum "from bench to bedside," including basic and translational laboratory research and clinical and behavioral science.

2015 Research Funding by Research Type

Research Investments by Topical Focus

The American Diabetes Association's Research Programs fund a broad spectrum of diabetes research topics, driven primarily by investigator-initiated submissions. Funding is allocated based solely on peer-review evaluations of submitted grant applications that assess the merit of the science. The distribution of the research portfolio reflects the applications that the Association receives and provides a snapshot of the current research areas in the field.

2015 Research Funding by Topic Focus

  • Last Reviewed: January 15, 2015
  • Last Edited: January 20, 2016

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