Translational Research

BRIDGES (Bringing Research in Diabetes to Global Environments and Systems) is a programme of the International Diabetes Federation, supported by an educational grant from Lilly Diabetes. BRIDGES funds translational research projects in primary and secondary prevention of diabetes to provide the opportunity to ‘translate’ lessons learned from clinical research to those who can benefit most: people affected by diabetes.

BRIDGES is supporting the best ideas from the global multidisciplinary community interested in diabetes.

BRIDGES solicits proposals that support cost effective and sustainable interventions that can be adopted in real world settings, for the prevention and control of diabetes. Projects should be based on interventions already proven to be effective in trials to prevent and treat diabetes, to improve care of type 1 and type 2 diabetes and delay its complications. The interventions proposed should have the potential to be widely disseminated to clinical practice, individuals and communities. The scope of the funding is to help communities around the globe to identify special needs related to intervention and prevention.

The Programme supports Short Term (up to 2 years and for a maximun of USD 65.000) and Long Term (up to 3 years and for a maximum of USD 400.000) projects.

IDF BRIDGES is currently supporting 43 projects in 34 countries worldwide.