Diabetes SA Research Grants Program

Diabetes SA Board announces third round of diabetes research funding

Through the generous support of our Members and the community of South Australia, Diabetes SA is proud to announce the third round of research funding.

In 2018, the Association launched the inaugural Diabetes SA Research Grants Program and awarded $270,750 to six researchers in South Australia and in 2020 awarded $300,000 to three South Australian researchers.

In 2022, Diabetes SA is pleased to offer two $100,000 grants (GST exclusive) to continue our commitment to funding external researchers.

Media release: Diabetes SA launches third round of diabetes research funding – set to benefit all South Australians living with or at risk of diabetes

Applications for research projects will be accepted from appropriately qualified health professionals and researchers aligned to an institution. The institution may be a university, affiliated to a university or major hospital or an independent medical or scientific research institute.

Grant funded projects must have a focus on one of the priority areas of diabetes detection, diabetes prevention or diabetes management, with projects ideally addressing one of the following:

  • Coordination and integration of diabetes care across health services and settings.
  • Reducing health inequities and increasing equitable access with a focus on priority groups (ie: culturally and linguistically diverse communities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with a disability or from rural and remote regions of South Australia).
  • Innovative and novel treatments which may be biomedical, clinical or technology driven.

Applications open 1 November and close at 5pm on 17 December 2021.

The key outcomes of this research will be to provide better outcomes to people living with or at risk of diabetes.

Download: Diabetes SA Research Grants – Application Form

Download: Diabetes SA Research Grants Guidelines

Download: Diabetes SA Research Grants Procedures

Download: Research Governance Framework

Download: Responsible Conduct of Research Policy

Seeking Researchers in the field of diabetes and Consumer Representatives to join the Diabetes SA Research Advisory Committee.

To support the review of research grant applications, a sub-committee of the Board has been established and we are now seeking four researchers and two consumer representatives (living with or at risk of diabetes) to join the Research Advisory Committee.

The aim of the committee is to advance the research agenda of Diabetes SA by ensuring that research has a real impact on people living with or at risk of diabetes and more broadly the health and wellbeing of the South Australian community.

Download: Research Advisory Committee – Terms of Reference  

Researchers must be available between late January and early March to review applications with both researchers and consumer representatives available to attend the first meeting of the Research Advisory Committee on 10 March 2022. Commitment to a 2-year term and attendance at committee meetings is required.

Expressions of interest must be received by 5pm Friday 12 November 2021 by sending a copy of your CV, as well as a covering letter outlining the skills you would bring to the committee to ceo@diabetessa.com.au.

Diabetes SA is committed to delivering on our vision and having a real impact on South Australia’s health and wellbeing. This is a wonderful opportunity to play a pivotal role in advancing the Association’s research agenda. For further enquiries, please contact the CEO Angelique Pasalidis on 8354 5815 or ceo@diabetessa.com.au.