The clinical project award is for clinical research or clinically relevant research, and intended primarily as finance towards an existing project for younger researchers working in the field of diabetes rather than the full funding of projects or salaries of established research workers.  Applications from primary or secondary care are invited.

Who can apply?   
Clinical researchers.

How much is awarded?  
£6k - £12k per project.

Applications invited


Please complete your application form electronically, print and sign, then return to:

Jackie Shuttlewood, The Novo Nordisk UK Research Foundation, 3 City Place, Beehive Ring Road, Gatwick, West Sussex, RH6 0PA


Deadline for applications:

Preliminary applications - date tbc 2019
Shortlisted applicants notified - date tbc 2019
Shortlisted applications for full application - date tbc 2019

For grant application forms or further information please contact Jackie Shuttlewood:


Previous successful applications

£10,840 Freeze-dried broccoli as a dietary intervention to reduce Type 2 diabetes and cardiometabolic risk in women with previous gestational diabetes

£11,834 does acute and recurrent insulin-induced hypoglycaemia alter DNA methylation in human neural cells?

£12,000 Developing a decellularised pancreas model for islet bioengineering and diabetes therapy

£12,000 Investigating the prodrome of Type 1 diabetes in childhood using SAIL and Brecon Group data to reduce ketoacidosis at presentation

£11,812 Investigation of appropriate timing of additional dosing for fat and protein in children with Type 1 diabetes using MDI

£12,000 Changes in diabetes related to genes PPARy and GIPR in patients with impaired glucose regulation followed over time 


Cambridge University £10,000 - Evaluation of a novel method to detect residual  β-cell function by dried blood spots in children and adolescents with a recent diagnosis of type 1 diabetes

£8,637 - Determining the effect of exercise on the gut microbiota of obese men; a pilot study

Oxford University £9,995 - Role of type 1 diabetes (T1D) susceptibility genes in predicting long term pancreas transplant function in T1D patients: pilot study

University of Leeds £10,000 - Hypoglycaemia and thrombosis in diabetes: a potential mechanism for increased mortality in high risk subjects

£9,950 - Novel clay gels as regnerative microenvironments for the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers

£9,490 - The relationship between unbiased estimates of pancreatic beta-cell function and lipid turnover

University of Stirling
Muscle microRNA expression level changes with diet-induced insulin resistance and their alteration with fish oil ingestion

University of Liverpool
Regulation of viability in human retinal pericytes exposed to long chain saturated and monounsaturated fatty acids

Leicester Royal Infirmary
Determination of prevalence and impact of post-stroke hyperglycaemia in a
multi-ethnic population - Pilot Study

King’s College London
Identifying effects of chronic exposure to cannabinoids on islet function

Peninsula College of Medicine & Dentistry
The role of GLP-1 analogues in reducing reperfusion injury after acute stroke in patients with and without diabetes.

The University of Edinburgh
Normalisation of serum testosterone in hypogonadal men with type 2 diabetes by administration of kisspeptin-10

Newcastle University
Fasting glucose, incident diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease and mortality in non-diabetic participants - 40 year follow-up of the Whickham cohort

University of Warwick £13,440.00
Structural Central Nervous System Changes and Cognitive Dysfunction in Children with Type 1 Diabetes

Barts & The London School of Medicine and Dentistry £15,000.00
Elucidation of the Mechanisms of Action of Vitamin D in Prevention of Pancreatic ß-Cell Death in Type 2 Diabetes

Kings College London £14,809.00
Improving survival of transplanted islets in Type 1 diabetes: a role for mesenchymal stem cells?

The University of Birmingham £15,000.00
The impact of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea on Peripheral Neuropathy in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

Non-alcoholic-fatty-liver disease and the role of the insulin sensitive fibrosis promoter SPARC in subjects undergoing bariatric surgery.

Post prandial hypertriglyceridaemia: its impact on systemic inflammation and its association with micro-and macro-vasculature damage in type-2 Diabetes

Kisspeptin in Metabolism (KissMet) Study

The role of a new inflammatory subset of T cells, Th17, in type 1 diabetes

Maternal microchimerism: markers of islet beta cell precursors?

Insulin resistance, adverse metabolic profile and premature ageing in type 2 diabetics patients.

Non alcoholic fatty liver disease and type 2 diabetes – mitochondrial dysfunction as a unifying factor: the role of hepatic mitochondrial dysfunction.

Relationship between glucose, fructosamine and ‘DCCT aligned’ HbA1c in patients with diabetes when HbA1c measurement is inappropriate for clinical guidelines.

The occurrence of specific pregnancy outcomes and their association with demographic characteristics and glycaemic control, in women with type 1 and type 2 diabetes in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (CEMACH).

December 2017