External Funding Resources
American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM)
AACOM's Grants Program includes awards for medical education research and institutional research. Institutional research is a broad category of work done at colleges (and across colleges within a profession) to inform decision-making and planning. Topics related to workforce issues—such as the implications of the expansion of osteopathic medical colleges, branch campuses, additional teaching sites, and class sizes—are of increasing interest.
American Diabetes Association
Since the American Diabetes Association started its Research Programs in 1952, it has invested more than $735 million in more than 4,500 diabetes research projects. In 2015 alone, the Association made more than $31 million available to support 354 new and continuing research projects at 145 leading research institutions.
American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF)
The AOF offers a variety of scholarships and awards, special projects and programs, and grants for members of the osteopathic profession.
Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)
The Appalachian Regional Commission awards grants and contracts from funds appropriated to the Commission annually by Congress. Program grants are awarded to state and local agencies and governmental entities (such as economic development authorities), local governing boards (such as county councils), and nonprofit organizations (such as schools and organizations that build low-cost housing). Contracts are awarded for research on topics that directly impact economic development in the Appalachian Region.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
The research programs at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) help develop, test, and implement new health care financing and payment policies. They also evaluate the impact of CMS programs on beneficiaries, providers, States, and other customers and partners. The scope of these activities embraces all areas of health care: costs, access, quality, service delivery models, and financing and payment approaches.
Diabetes Action Research & Education Foundation
Diabetes Action is committed to funding promising and innovative diabetes research with a special interest in alternative, complementary, integrative and nutritional therapies to prevent, treat and cure diabetes and its complications.
Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation Inc. (DRWF)
The DRWF research program is designed to support bright young researchers, as well as established institutions, as they strive to make the kind of life-changing break-through our diabetes community is hoping for.
Using the Grants.gov system makes it faster, easier and more cost effective for grant applicants to electronically interact with federal grant-making agencies.
Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)
HRSA makes grants to organizations to improve and expand health care services for underserved people, focusing on the following program areas: Health Workforce, HIV/AIDS, Maternal & Child Health,Office of the Administrator, Primary Health Care/Health Centers, Rural Health, Healthcare Systems, and Organ Donation.
The IACOCCA Family Foundation
The Iacocca Family Foundation will accept grant applications to support innovative and promising research projects that will lead to a cure for type 1 diabetes. The Foundation will accept novel projects which directly accelerate a cure for type 1 diabetes or inform the understanding of the disease by a related or complementary mechanism of action. Investigators in traditional type 1 diabetes research, as well as investigators currently working on other autoimmune diseases are encouraged to apply, provided that the proposed project focuses directly on type 1 diabetes and supports the mission of the Foundation.
As the leading charitable funder of diabetes research worldwide, JDRF offers a wide variety of grants and fellowships to qualified researchers.
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
NIH is the largest source of funding for medical research in the world, creating hundreds of thousands of high-quality jobs.
National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
NIDDK supports a wide range of medical research through grants to universities and other medical research institutions across the country. The Institute also supports government scientists who conduct basic, translational and clinical research across a broad spectrum of research topics and serious, chronic diseases and conditions related to the institute's mission.
National Sciences Foundation (NSF)
The NSF funds research and education in science and engineering, through grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements. The Foundation accounts for about 20 percent of federal support to academic institutions for basic research.