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:
- Core Program (Investigator-initiated awards for research, career development and training)
- Pathway to Stop Diabetes (By nomination only, funds a new generation of brilliant scientists focused on diabetes)
- Collaborative Targeted Research (Research in specific topic areas where a need is identified)
- Research Co-Support (Support for federal/collaborative studies and initiatives)
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.
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.
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.