How We Fund Research
What kind of research does the American Diabetes Association support?
Since the American Diabetes Association started funding research in 1952, we have invested nearly $770 million in more than 4,600 diabetes research projects.
In 2016 alone, the Association made more than $34.5 million available for research. These funds supported 378 new and continuing research projects performed by 351 investigators at 150 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)