Diabetes UK Project Grant Partnership



This funding round has closed.

We are excited to announce the launch of a new partnership with Diabetes UK, where we are offering funding to support research looking into the role that pharmacy has in supporting people with diabetes.

Diabetes is a serious condition where blood glucose levels are too high. There are two main types. In type 2 diabetes, the insulin (a hormone that allows glucose to enter the cells) you make does not work effectively or you cannot produce enough of it. In type 1 diabetes, you cannot produce any at all. For further information, you can refer to the helpful pages produced by Diabetes UK – What is diabetes?

Pharmacy Research UK (PRUK) believe that pharmacists play a vital role supporting people with many different conditions, from diagnosis to long-term management – particularly those with long-term conditions such as diabetes. We are delighted to be able to partner with Diabetes UK to offer funding to pharmacists and health service researchers to explore how pharmacy can deliver positive health impacts for people with diabetes.

Anyone interested in applying for a Diabetes UK-PRUK project grant, as the principal investigator, is expected to have a tenured post or be able to demonstrate that they will have a salary for the lifetime of the grant. The research must also take place at an established research institution in the UK. Applications will be considered in competition with all other applications submitted to the Diabetes UK Project Grant round.

For further details on the scheme, please visit the dedicated Diabetes UK webpage on their project grants scheme – Project grants.

This scheme opened on the 9th December 2019 and the deadline is now extended to 1st December 2020. All applications are to be submitted through the Diabetes UK project grants scheme on their website:

To apply: https://www.diabetes.org.uk/research/for-researchers/apply-for-a-grant/project-grants

Partnership call launch2nd December 2019
Partnership call deadline1st December 2020
Funding decisionJune 2021

For information about this partnership, please contact office@pharmresuk.org.uk or research@diabetes.org.uk. For any queries relating to the call or application process, please contact research@diabetes.org.uk directly.

You can read more about Pharmacy Research UK’s research strategy and some of our areas of research interest here: http://pharmacyresearchuk.org/our-research/research-strategy/