Diabetes Victoria strives to support world class research to further the understanding of all types of diabetes, its complexity and lead the next critical development. We do this by funding the annual Diabetes Australia Research Program (DARP) grant and in partnership with Deakin University we support The Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes (ACBRD)

The Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes (ACBRD)

The Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes is the first national research centre internationally, dedicated to investigating the behavioural, psychological and social aspects of people living with diabetes.

The Centre’s focus is improving the quality of life of all people with diabetes and their families. The Centre, established in 2010, is a partnership for better health between Diabetes Victoria and Deakin University. 

ACBRD mission
To provide a strong national focus for applied behavioural, psychological and social research in diabetes, to inform policy and practice, and improve the health and quality of life of all Australians affected by diabetes.
To learn more about ACBRD, please visit acbrd.org.au.


Diabetes Australia Research Program (DARP)

The Diabetes Australian Research Program (DARP) supports and develops outstanding diabetes research in Australia. We do this by funding a range of grants across the full spectrum of diabetes research through a merit based, competitive, peer review process. Research projects can focus on prevention, management of diabetes or the cure for diabetes.

Thanks to generousity of our donor, Diabetes Victoria is one of the biggest funder of this national program. 

Victorian diabetes researchers  have secured 14 innovative research projects representing 40 percent of the 2023 Diabetes Australia Research Program (DARP) grants. To read the full announcement, click here

Diabetes Victoria is delighted the projects focus on all types of diabetes – including prevention, management and the search for a cure – all seeking to bring to an end the often devastating complications of this chronic condition.

Please see below for the list of 2023 DARP recipients in Victoria and their research summary:

2024 DARP recipients in Victoria