About Us

Changing our Future Through Research

The ADA is committed to innovation and breakthrough research that will improve the lives of all people living with diabetes.

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ADA Research: Science. Progress. Hope.

ADA research provides critical funding for diabetes research. With 100% of donations directed to research, our goal is to ensure adequate financial resources to support innovative scientific discovery that will translate to life-changing treatments and eventual cures.


of our funded researchers remain dedicated to careers in diabetes science


publications per grant, cited an average of 28 times, proving expertise and credibility 


Every $1 the ADA invests in diabetes research leads to $12.47 in additional research funding


ADA Research Impact

Explore some of the latest innovations and discoveries and see how the ADA continues to advance science, leverage investments and retain scientists.

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Research Funds at Work

Imagine what 290 scientists, each working on a unique project at 117 institutions across the U.S. can do. Learn about the research we fund to move the diabetes fight forward.

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Helping People Thrive

Uncover inspiring patient stories and find out how our research is transforming lives.

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Learn about Research Programs

Discover programs on research, career development, training, and more.

Apply for a Research Grant

Learn more about the current opportunities for 2024 research funding.