Research grants

Research Grant Applications
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Research Grant Applications

IDDT registered as a charity in 1994 and it aims to help and support people with diabetes. It is run by people who live with diabetes for people that live with diabetes and as such, IDDT has a stated policy of not accepting any funding from the pharmaceutical industry. This enables IDDT to be independent and uninfluenced by funding sources. For this reason the amount of money the Trust has to fund research projects is fairly limited but the Trust has grown and is now in a position to consider awarding research grants. Initially, we are prepared to consider applications for research in the area of primary care up to £30,000 for any one project but is happy to consider joint funding.

The Trust would not wish to interfere in any way with the publication of the research, if the applicants wish to do so.

The Trust is not accepting applications until further notice.

If an application has not been accepted, further applications may not be made for a further 12 months.

Application Procedure
For simplicity and speed, the Trust has four levels of procedure for applying for funding from its Research Fund. These are as follows:

Stage 1
Submission of an interim research application questionnaire (IQ) by the applicant. The IQ will be sent to all interested applicants on request.

The purpose of the IQ is so that it is simple and quick to fill in for the applicant. This should help to stop busy people wasting unnecessary time drafting a full application for research funding when their research field is outside the boundaries of the Trust’s “patient centred” areas of interest.

Stage 2
If the IQ is approved by the Trust’s research group, then the applicant will be invited to submit a full research application. However, we do suggest that the applicant considers Stage 3 carefully before deciding whether to continue with a full research application. i.e. Stage 4

Stage 3
Before submitting a full research application, the Trust suggests that applicants carefully consider what potential benefits the research could have for the average every day diabetic patient (if there is such a thing!).

The Trust is not against any research that might question generally accepted principals in diabetes care, providing it is reasonable and does not potentially put patients’ health or wellbeing at risk.

The Trust would particularly support new ways of thinking and treating diabetes especially when consumer input and consumer experience is put as a key aspect of the research. Learning from patient experiences and patient experts was one of the main reasons the Trust had to be started up to 10 years ago.

Stage 4
Submission of the full research application If approved may be paid in stages and may be conditional.

A full research application should include:

  • Why the research is needed.
  • Aims of the research.
  • Proposed method.
  • Proposed analysis.
  • The amount of consumer involvement.
  • Estimated cost.
  • Size of the research grant requested and details of other funding received or applied for.
  • Ethics committee approval if appropriate.
  • Any areas of potential interests or conflicts of interest.

For application forms please contact:

Jenny Hirst
PO Box 294

tel: 01604 622837
e-mail: [email protected]