ADA Research Mission: Science. Progress. Hope.
What our research does
ADA research raises major contributions to fund diabetes science conducted through the ADA’s Research Program. With 100% of donations directed to diabetes research, our vision is to ensure the availability of financial resources necessary for the full exploration of all the scientific possibilities that will improve the lives of all people with diabetes while moving us closer toward a cure.
ADA-funded scientific investigations
The ADA funds the highest-quality diabetes research. Investigator-driven submissions identify emerging and rapidly-advancing areas of science, and our independent peer-review process, performed by leading diabetes scientists, ensures grant support of the best research. Our program is comprised of research in type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes, but also in diabetes-related disease states including obesity and prediabetes.
The studies in our portfolio include basic laboratory science, and research carried out in clinical and community settings. Research projects are selected by the Research Grant Review Committee (RGRC), which is made up of highly-respected scientists in the diabetes research community. Through a sophisticated peer review process, the RGRC ensures that the investigators and projects chosen are of the utmost quality and offer the best promise for understanding and treating diabetes.
Support a current research project
When you make a gift of $50,000 or more to the ADA, you will have the opportunity to direct your gift to a currently-funded diabetes research project. Choosing a specific scientific investigation to fund allows you to become personally engaged in an area of diabetes science that is meaningful to you. In addition, you will become a member of the Pinnacle Society, our prominent giving society created to honor our most loyal donors.