EFSD And Lilly European Diabetes Research Programme



The European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes (EFSD) and Lilly European Diabetes Research Programme aims to promote increased European diabetes research and to raise public awareness and political understanding of the magnitude and burden of the disease.

To achieve the goals and objectives of this Programme, EFSD and Lilly invite applications by issuing this “Request for Applications” (RFA). The EFSD/Lilly Programme will accept applications within any area of basic or clinical diabetes research.


Research will be supported through the award of grants, each of up to €100,000. The duration of each award may be one year or longer, depending upon the needs of the project and as justified in the application. EFSD may, on advisement from the Review Committee, recommend an award in a different amount from that requested, but which is considered more appropriate for the proposed studies. In exceptional cases, amounts up to €250.000 may be considered for funding. 

Applications for an EFSD/Lilly Research Programme grant are invited from single non-profit institutions or groups of such institutions from Europe and associated countries. The principal investigator and any co-investigators must be normally employed at a non-profit institution and the study must be performed at their place of work.


Applications for research grants may be subjected to pre-review (or triage) procedures. In this event, any application rejected at pre-review will not be subject to a complete scientific review and no feedback report will be provided to the applicant.

The deadline for receipt of research grant applications for funding this year is 1 September 2022.

All applications must be prepared on the official application form and completed in strict accordance with the detailed instructions to be found on these forms. Applications which do not comply with the instructions given in the application form will not be considered for review.

Please send your application as one complete PDF email attachment to the following address before 12:00 noon (CET) on the deadline date: foundation@easd.org

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