The Novo Nordisk UK Research Foundation

20 January 2021 
Applications for Fellowships and Grants are now closed.
However the Fund award remain open until 1 February 2021.

23 November 2020 - Fellowship and Grant applications
A reminder that the deadline for preliminary Research Fellowship and Grant applications is fast approaching - deadline 10 December 2020.

We look forward to hearing from you.


Are you thinking of applying for a 2021 clinical project award?

Please see below from Freya an award winner in 2019.

The NovoNordisk UK Research Foundation project fund was used to support a group of young people with Type 1 diabetes (T1DM) to produce a short animation informing others about starting secondary school with T1DM in a fun, impactful and empowering way.  The young people also wanted the animation to increase understanding of T1DM and dispel common diabetes myths, for fellow pupils and teachers.  They believed this would help other young people living with T1DM making the journey into secondary school.   The animation has had thousands of views on social media, and many of the comments suggest that it is accessible and raises awareness of how T1DM can affect young people in schools.

Freya Brown, FEND Doctoral Research Fellow. King’s College London.



Awards 2021

The Foundation is now open for applications, awards will be made in 2021. Our advert will appear in the BMJ and Diabetes Update.  The advert can also be found on our home page.

Research Fellowships
Small grants
Clinical projects
Attending national/international meetings

Guidelines and applications forms can be located within this web site.

Paul Chester, Secretary



We are pleased to share some feedback from recipients of awards, we hope you are inspired to apply for funding.


Grant award made in 2018 :  The award has allowed us to investigate an automated closed-loop system for people with type 2 diabetes who require dialysis. Diabetes can be challenging to manage for people on dialysis as the amount of insulin required can be different each day. Our closed-loop system includes a glucose sensor, an App on a mobile phone and an insulin pump. The system automatically delivers insulin to keep the glucose in the target range. So far 11 people have used the closed-loop system and many say they prefer using it to their usual insulin injections and finger-stick glucose checks. We are looking forward to seeing if the closed-loop system improves glucose control too.

Charlotte Boughton, University of Cambridge




Call for applications opened in September 2020, Research Fellowships and Grants are open until 10 December 2020, applicaitons for the Fund award are open until 01 February 2021.


January 2021



Number of applications
Research Fellowship = 9
Grant = 28
Fund clinical project = tbc
Fund course of study = tbc
Fund educational meeting = tbc


Research Fellowship = 16
Grant = 28
Fund clinical project = 12
Fund course of study = 12
Fund educational meeting = 8
Research Fellowship = 2
Grant = 19
Fund clinical project = 13
Fund course of study = 31
Fund educational meeting = 3  
Research Fellowship = 2
Grant = 39
Fund clinical project = 13
Fund course of study = 31
Fund educational meeting = 5
Research Fellowship = 3
Grant = 27
Fund clinical project = 3
Fund course of study = 22
Fund educational meeting = 2
Research Fellowship = 13
Grant = 14
Fund clinical project = 8
Fund course of study = 15
Fund educational meeting = 15