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Research Grants

We are proud to re-advertise the clinical grant funding scheme from The Diabetes Care Trust and The Association of British Clinical Diabetologists for high quality clinically based studies costing up to £50,000 relating to the management and care of people with diabetes. Applicants should be in the early stages of their career. 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 and service evaluation.

How to apply

Applications for 2023 are now closed. Please regularly visit this page for updates on future grant opportunities or follow us on social media.


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Grant Committee

  • Susan Wong (Chair), Cardiff School of Medicine
  • Rob Andrews: University of Exeter
  • Steve Bain: University of Swansea
  • Pratik Choudhary: University of Leicester
  • Ketan Dhatariya: Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital
  • Mark Evans: Cambridge University Hospital 
  • Ben Field: University of Surrey 
  • Claire Gillies: University of Leicester
  • Petra Hanson: Warwick Medical School
  • Iskandar Idris: University of Nottingham
  • Parth Narendran: University of Birmingham
  • Katharine Owen: Churchill Hospital Oxford
  • Dimitris Papamargaritis: Leicester Diabetes Centre, University of Leicester.
  • Rose Stewart: Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
  • Emma Wilmot: University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
  • PPI Members

Grant recipients


Lead Applicant: Dr. Rajna Golubic, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Title of Project: Using routine clinical data from hospital records to improve detecting and managing glucocorticoid-induced diabetes


Lead Applicant: Dr Hood Thabit, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Title of project: Automated Fully Closed-Loop Insulin Delivery in Type 1 Diabetes with Ultra-Rapid Lispro (ACOLYTE Study)

ABCD endorses AMRC’s importance of involvement in medical research and it’s AMRC position statement supporting the use of animals in research.