Around 1.1 million Australians have diabetes and this number is increasing by about 100,000 every year. ACBRD reseaarchers conduct projects that focus on what it is like to live with diabetes, how to improve self-care, and to reduce its negative impact on well-being and quality of life. Our research is designed to be immediately relevant to the lives of all people affected by diabetes; and to enable us to inform policy and practice. We rely on funding to support our research projects and related activities. We depend on the support of Diabetes Australia – Vic and Deakin University (as our founding partners), as well as on research grants, consultancy income, donations and fundraising.
There are many ways you can support us. Thank you for helping us to find ways to improve the lives of people with diabetes.
We know that our research means a lot to those affected by diabetes. So, our ‘adopt a project’ initiative is designed to enable people who are passionate about research to become involved in funding the projects they are most passionate about. You can nominate to support any of the research listed on our current projects page. Individuals and groups can adopt a research project by making a one-off donation (minimum $100 ) or by making a regular monthly pledge (minimum $25 per month; minimum period one year).
In return for your generous support, we will update you on the progress of your project. For gifts of $5,000 or more, you can request to meet the researcher(s) or visit the ACBRD. Finally, to show our appreciation for your continued support, a special ‘thank you’ will be listed on our website.
If you would like to adopt one of the projects listed on our current projects page, please send the project details and your cheque (made payable to Diabetes Australia - Vic) to:
The Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes
570 Elizabeth Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
If you have any queries about the ‘Adopt a Project’ initiative, please Contact Us.
We often seek volunteers to take part in our research projects. Current opportunities to take part in research projects are listed here.
Every month, we share our research findings, introduce you to our researchers and provide updates about important behavioural and psychosocial research around the world. You can view past issues here and subscribe in the panel on the top left of this page.
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