Research & Grants

Research & Grants

The ADA’s research strategy is strategic, targeted, and laser focused. We remain dedicated to supporting all of the key aspects of research that have been part of our commitment for decades: funding for early career investigators, fostering the next generation of leaders, and support for investigator-initiated research that generates discoveries to bring us effective new treatments and paths to a cure.  

Research 5050


ADA has a few different grant initiatives. Calls are broad in scope and encompass basic through clinical research. Significant emphasis will be placed on diabetes clinical research and translation.  

Applications will be evaluated on the potential of the research, if successful, to have a major impact on the development, dissemination or implementation of effective interventions or strategies that improve the outcomes for individuals living with diabetes.

American Diabetes Association’s Pathway to Stop Diabetes program is designed to transform diabetes research by attracting innovative scientists, physicians, and researchers through financial support and professional mentorship.  

ADA is committed to nurturing the next generation of leaders in diabetes research. Our goal with Postdoctoral Fellowships is to support outstanding researchers in their pursuit of innovative and impactful research projects.  

RFA submissions should indicate how the proposed research will have a significant impact on outcomes.  

2023 Research Highlights Released

Check out the American Diabetes Association’s 2023 Research Report—showcasing significant strides in understanding diabetes and the fight to end it, offering insights into innovative approaches for treatment, prevention, and eventually, a cure.

2023 Research Report