Diabetes is the No. 6 leading causes of deaths in the United States, according to 2001 data from the United States National Center for Health Statistics.
Programs and Organizations:
National Institute of Health - Diabetes Research Funding Opportunities
Program staff can provide information about DEM research objectives and programs of interest, and can assist applicants in choosing an appropriate funding mechanism. Staff must be consulted prior to submission of large multi-investigator projects, conference grants, and any grant with anticipated direct costs in excess of $500,000 per year.
The Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) is an international center dedicated
exclusively to the cure and treatment of diabetes. The result of parents of
children with diabetes who banded together more than twenty-five years ago to
focus scientific attention on this disease, the DRI today stands as a world
leader in innovative cure-related research.
The Diabetes Action Research and Education Foundation (Diabetes Action), a non-profit 501(c)3 organization founded in 1990, focuses on reducing the serious medical consequences of diabetes and alleviating the illness and suffering that accompany this disease.
The American Diabetes Association Research Program supports basic and
clinical diabetes research aimed at preventing, treating, and curing diabetes.
The diabetes research projects we support cover the spectrum from islet cell
biology and transplantation techniques, to studies in education and behavioral
issues. We have increased our support for diabetes research, from providing $18
million in 1999, to providing $33.8 million in 2003.
The Michigan Diabetes Research and Training Center (MDRTC) is a
multidisciplinary unit of The University of Michigan Health System. It has been
funded by the National Institutes of Health since 1977 and is one of five
centers in the United States.
Diabetes UK is one of the largest funders dedicated to diabetes research in the UK, with an annual research budget of around ?4.5 million.