Funding guide for diabetes research.
Federal Funding Opportunities
For a continuously updated list of federal funding opportunities (drawn from the COS funding database) for research and development on diabetes and related topics, at UNC-Chapel Hill click here. At other COS institutions, click here.
These funding opportunities include initiatives and programs from the following agencies:
- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) – health care cost and quality, including diabetes care
- Centers for Disease Control (CDC) – translational research in diabetes
- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – environmental factors and chronic diseases including diabetes
- National Institutes of Health –
- Search the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts, the official NIH information source for funding opportunities from all NIH institutes and centers
Listed below are the funding web pages for individual NIH institutes that support research on or related to diabetes:
- National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases – diabetes, kidney disease, endocrine and metabolic diseases, hematologic diseases
- NIDDK Funding Announcements for diabetes research, organized by disease and discipline
- National Eye Institute – diabetic eye disease
- National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute – heart disease and vascular health
- National Institute on Aging – gerontology
- National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease – transplantation
- National Institute of Child Health and Human Development – gestational and Type 1 diabetes, endocrinology, and nutrition
- National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research – periodontal complications of diabetes
- National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke – neuropathy
- National Institute of Nursing Research – patient care, education, health promotion, and disparities
- Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research – behavioral aspects of health issues
Non-Federal Funding Opportunities
For a continuously updated list of non-federal funding opportunities for research on diabetes and related topics, drawn from the COS funding database, at UNC-Chapel Hill click here. At other COS institutions, click here.
- Allen Foundation emphasizes the connections between diet and health, and funds projects that benefit nutritional programs.
- American Association of Diabetes Educators supports research in the profession of diabetes education.
- American Diabetes Association supports a variety of grant programs on diabetes, including the research, clinical research, innovative, and development and training awards.
- American Federation for Aging Research supports basic and clinical research in gerontology.
- American Geriatrics Society and its spin-off, the AGS Health in Aging Foundation, support research in areas related to gerontology and senior health care issues, including diabetes.
- American Health Assistance Foundation is interested in the health concerns of seniors, focusing on Alzheimer’s, macular degeneration, glaucoma, and heart disease, including diabetes as an associated factor.
- American Heart Association supports research in heart disease.
- American Society of Health System Pharmacists supports research in the safe and effective use of medication, especially for chronic conditions.
- American Society of Nephrology funds clinical and basic science research in the field of nephrology through a variety of grants.
- American Society of Transplantation funds work in transplantation, including clinical and basic research and, of special note, a one-year R01 bridge grant.
- American Urological Association funds research that improves patient care and outcomes in various areas of urologic disease.
- Baxter awards grants for innovation, exploration and application of research to advance the knowledge of renal insufficiency and its treatment.
- Bugher Foundation is dedicated to cardiovascular disease research, including hypertension related to diabetes. *Currently the foundation is not accepting grant requests.*
- Johnson & Johnson offers basic research grants and partnerships in various areas of interest.
- Joslin Diabetes Center brings individuals with unique and interesting perspectives to study broad areas of type 1 and type 2 diabetes and related complications in collaboration with Joslin faculty.
- Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation offers a wide variety of grants in diabetes research.
- National Kidney Foundation seeks to further the understanding of kidney disease, offering a clinical scientist award, young investigator grant, and research grants from the Council on Renal Nutrition.
- Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation supports new research on oral and maxilliofacial surgery (including oral diseases associated with diabetes).
- Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation awards grants and fellowships for basic or clinical research on autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) and/or autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD).
- Prader-Willi Syndrome Association (USA) funds research on the Prader-Willi Syndrome.
- Prevent Blindness America focuses on public health issues and clinical research relating to eye diseases.
- Retina Research Foundation is dedicated to reducing blindness caused by retinal disease, and offers basic research grants, research project awards offered in conjunction with other organizations, and career development awards.
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funds research and programs in health care. Some applicable interests include childhood obesity, health disparities, and quality health care.
- Roche Organ Transplantation Research Foundation seeks to advance the science of solid organ transplantation and offers conventional and clinical research grants.
To Find More Funding Opportunities
- View the Funding Portal’s Funding Guide for Stroke Research.
- Carolina students, faculty, and research staff interested in obtaining more information about funding opportunities related to your research are invited to contact your respective support organizations:
- Search COS Pivot – an extensive multidisciplinary database of federal and private grants.