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Australia’s first national research grants supporting people to live well with diabetes

New research grants to enable people to live well every day with diabetes were announced by the ADEA Diabetes Research Foundation.

Worth up to $60,000 per research project, the ADEA Diabetes Research Grants Program supports best diabetes education and care and aligns with the vision, principles and goals of the Australian National Diabetes Strategy 2016-2020.

Professor Trisha Dunning AM, Chair of the ADEA Diabetes Research Foundation Council, said the Research Grants Program was an important initiative that enables research to better support people with diabetes to live well every day.

‘People with diabetes work hard with their families, carers and the diabetes care team every day to manage their conditions and to live well.

‘The ADEA Diabetes Research Grants Program aims to address the research gap in diabetes education and management and complement current research into finding a cure.

‘This Research Grants Program invites submissions for research that is related to the Australian National Diabetes Strategy 2016-2020 and the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013-2023,’ Professor Dunning said.

‘The ADEA Board is excited that the ADEA Diabetes Research Program has commenced and we look forward to funding high quality, rigorous research projects that involves collaborations and engagement with health consumers,’ said ADEA President, Tracy Aylen.

The Research Grants Program invites submissions for research projects that:

  1. Seek to inform diabetes education and care in Australia AND
  2. Support ADEA Members and other health professionals to deliver excellence in diabetes support for all Australians AND
  3. Address one or more of the following goals and potential areas for action in the Australian National Diabetes Strategy 2016-2020:

The ADEA Diabetes Research Foundation was launched on World Diabetes Day 2015 by the Federal Minister for Health, the Hon Sussan Ley MP.

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