Diabetes Research Wellness Foundation: Research Grants

Budget: $100,000

Due Date: December 30, 2017

Research Grants

DRWF accepts research applications related to finding the cause, prevention, treatment, and cure of diabetes and its complications. The maximum support of these grants is up to $50,000 per year for up to 2 years. If the proposed research is within an area of primary interest and is judged as having high scientific merit by the Foundation’s advisors, the Board of Directors may make special grant awards that exceed the stated maximum. Currently, the Foundation’s area of primary interest and focus are islet cell transplantation, macrovascular disease & neuropathy. All other research proposals will not be reviewed.

Research proposals are evaluated along the following parameters:

  • Relevance to the DRWF mission
  • Scientific merit
  • Qualifications and experience of the investigators

Human subjects participating in research supported by DRWF must give their prior legally acceptable and informed consent.

A blank copy of the consent form used should accompany the application. The care and treatment of human and animal subjects should be in compliance with NIH guidelines.

A written progress report describing the accomplishments and or findings of the project is due 3 months after completion of the project or 1 year after the receipt of funds, whichever comes first.

Publications and presentations resulting from research funded in whole or in part by DRWF shall contain this acknowledgment: “Supported by a grant from Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation.” A reprint of any article or publication carrying this acknowledgment shall be provided to DRWF.

Program Grants

DRWF awards a limited number of program grants, the amount of which is based on available funds. The program must be educational or community health oriented, and targeted to people with diabetes or health professionals working in the field of diabetes.


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