In 1999, the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD)
increased its commitment to stimulate diabetes research in Europe by creating
the European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes (EFSD). The Foundation is
closely related to the EASD; it is governed exclusively by the Executive Committee
of the EASD, which itself is under the close supervision of the EASD Council and
the General Assembly of the EASD. EFSD operates on a strictly non-profit basis under
the control of the relevant authorities for charity and taxation in order to support
diabetes research. The EASD, as an academic non-profit association, benefits from the
possibilities offered by the legal status of its Foundation to advance diabetes research by various methods.
Since its inception, EFSD has committed
to diabetes research in Europe by various funding means. In the last five years, the Foundation has become
a significant European funding agency for diabetes research, and is continually striving to enhance awareness
in Europe of the severity and magnitude of this devastating disease.
Thanks to the generosity of the funding partners, EFSD is running an increasing number of partnership programmes. Applications are welcome from researchers working in Europe and associated countries. These will be subject to peer review by a panel of leading experts in the field, based on scientific merit.
Further information on EFSD programmes is available under Request for Applications and Deadlines.
If your have any proposals or queries regarding the activities of the Foundation, please contact the EFSD Office at: Foundation@easd.org.
Any donation to the European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes is welcome, please contact Foundation@easd.org for details.