BRIDGES News

IDF launches new grant programme: BRIDGES Research Net

The International Diabetes Federation is pleased to announce the launch of BRIDGES Research Net, a grant programme that aims to reproduce and implement successful interventions developed by IDF BRIDGES-supported projects.

Since the launch of BRIDGES in 2007, 38 translational research projects in 34 countries have received our support in terms of the provision of both financing and mentoring.

BRIDGES extends reach into new countries

The 4th round of funding for BRIDGES, IDF’s translational research programme, has broken a new record with 57 applications received from 32 countries.

Following a rigorous screening of all proposed projects by international experts, nine projects have been selected and will be financially supported by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF).  

IDF’s translational research programme sees surge in applications

The 4th round of funding for IDF’s BRIDGES (Bringing Research in Diabetes to Global Environments and Systems) programme came to a close on February 15.

BRIDGES project shows that diabetes risk factors in young Sri Lankans are much higher than previously thought

Scientists at King's College London and the National Diabetes Centre (Sri Lanka) have found evidence of a high number of risk factors for type 2 diabetes among the young urban population in Sri Lanka. The study is the first large-scale investigation into diabetes risk among children and young people in South Asia, and provides further evidence that the region is rapidly becoming a hotspot in the growing international diabetes epidemic.

BRIDGES 2011 report showcases activities of the programme

The IDF BRIDGES programme has published an extensive report that provides an overview of its activities since 2007, with a focus on the 29 projects that were selected during the first three rounds of BRIDGES funding and the D-START twinning prevention programme.

BRIDGES sponsored IDF Peer Leader Manual

The International Diabetes Federation recognises the urgent need to reach a great number of healthcare providers with the best diabetes education materials in order to promote improved daily diabetes management and care skills and prevent disabiling complications. Innovative, appropriate educational tools are key to engage and motivate all learners and facilitate effective learning.

Announcement of selected projects 3rd round of funding

The International Diabetes Federation has disclosed the selected projects from BRIDGES 3rd round of funding. 3 new short term and 4 new long term projects will be supported, increasing the total number of supported projects to 29 in 24 countries. 



BRIDGES 4th round of funding launched

The 4th round of funding for the IDF BRIDGES (Bringing Research in Diabetes to Global Environments and Systems) global grant programme is now open. This round is dedicated to short term projects (maximum 2 years and USD 65.000). The deadline to complete the application form is 15 February 2012.