Translational Research Funding Program - International Diabetes Federation

The International Diabetes Federation, a global advocacy organization representing two hundred diabetes associations in more than 160 countries, has launched a new grant program, BRIDGES (Bringing Research in Diabetes to Global Environments and Systems), to fund projects that adapt science to meet the needs of people living with diabetes and to implement practical solutions for improving diabetes care and prevention worldwide.

The BRIDGES program will fund translational research projects in diabetes.

Projects should be based on interventions already proven to be effective in trials to prevent and treat diabetes, to improve care of type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and delay its complications.

The interventions proposed should have the potential to be widely disseminated to clinical practice, individuals, and communities.

Funding will be provided for pilot projects and outcome studies.

Relevant topics include methods and strategies to improve healthcare delivery to people with/at risk of diabetes, enhance diabetes self management, promote healthy lifestyles or lifestyle change to reduce the risk of diabetes, and identify people with pre-diabetes and undiagnosed diabetes in cost effective ways.

Proposals should support cost-effective and sustainable strategies that can be adopted in real world settings for the prevention and control of diabetes.

The program encourages projects targeting high risk groups and underserved populations.

Expertise and experience is sought from: behavioral scientists, health services researchers, epidemiologists, economists, sociologists, psychologists, anthropologists, political scientists, medical informatics experts, biostatisticians, community experts, people living with diabetes, physicians, nurses, social workers, clinicians, nutritionists, physical activity experts, and pharmacists.

Pilot Projects may receive grants of up to $65,000 each.

Outcome Projects may receive grants of up to $400,000 each.

Program guidelines (available in Arabic, English, French, Manda- rin, Russian, and Spanish) and the application form (which must be completed in English) are available at the IDF BRIDGES Web site.

Deadline: November 2,

Applications received after that date will be considered for next round


International Diabetes Federation

Executive Office
Avenue Emile De Mot 19
B-1000 Brussels
Tel: +32-2-5385511
Fax: +32-2-5385114 Email:

For more information see; Translational Research Funding Program

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