Research & Grants

Funded Research

Since the American Diabetes Association started its Research Programs in 1952, we have invested approximately $950 million in innovation studies. While we have learned much, there is much left to discover about diabetes. Today, our research investments are targeted to solve problems critical to people with diabetes. 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, generating discoveries that will bring us effective new treatments to a cure. We're thrilled to highlight the accomplishments of our brilliant researchers in our 2022 Research Report. Read more!

Additional resources related to funded programs can be sourced using one of the useful links below: 

Research Database (Coming Soon)- This ADA's Research Database will allow you to search for useful information on Association-funded research grant awardees. This resource is intended to be an easy way to learn more about the American Diabetes Association's Research Program, and the important work being done through the generous donations of our donors.

Collaborative Co-Support - The American Diabetes Association provides collaborative support for large, independently-funded research initiatives strategically aligned with the Association’s mission to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

Research Excellence - Learn more about the inspiring individuals who have been recognized by the Association for excellence and innovation in diabetes research.