DCT / ABCD Research Grant Application

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DCT / ABCD Research Grant Application

We are proud to launch a new grant funding scheme from The Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (Diabetes Care) Ltd and The Diabetes Care Trust (ABCD) Ltd for high quality clinically based studies costing up to £50,000. We would particularly like to encourage applications from those at an earlier stage of their clinical and academic training, and clinical projects relating to the management and care of people with diabetes. The funding scheme will allow access to additional support from the NIHR Clinical Research Networks for research projects, and will also consider projects relating to education, service evaluation and audit.

Please read the following carefully, before commencing with your submission.

Step 1: Read the guidelines

  1. DCT / ABCD Research Strategy
  2. Guidance on how to complete your application

Other information to support your application

We would encourage you to explore whether your study is eligible for NIHR support. Further details about this support can be identified here:

Step 2: Download and complete the PDF application form

Please read the guidance on how to complete your application.

Please download and complete the Research Grant Application PDF Form prior to proceeding with the online submission form. You will be required to upload your completed form and all supporting documents in the final step.

PDF Download Download Research Grant Application Form

Step 3: Collate your supporting documentation

Required supporting documents

  • Supporting letter from host organisation
    This letter must clearly state that they have agreed to host this study at their institution and have reviewed the requested finances
  • Letter(s) of support from all co-applicants and significant collaborators 
    Your application requires letter(s) of support from all co-applicants and significant collaborators, so please ensure you have a signed letter of support before proceeding with the online submission form.
  • SoECAT form, letter from CRN or finance department.

Optional supporting documents

  • Supporting reference(s)
  • Gantt chart

Step 4: Complete the online submission form

Once you have completed the application form and collected your supporting documents, press Start below to begin your online submission.

Deadline for next round of applications: 1st June 2023