Get Involved

There are several ways to be involved with the Alberta Diabetes Institute. You can support diabetes research through funding diabetes research, participating in a research study, volunteering at various events or joining our team and training with us.

Give to diabetes research

Funding from the community supports innovative, ground breaking research.

Thanks to funding directly from families and other groups, along with other funding support, the Alberta Diabetes Institute was able to provide over 65 awards throughout 2014–2015 totalling well over $1,000,000.

Funding is continuously being awarded including the 2016 Porylo Diabetes/CancerADI Pilot Project grant competition aimed at studying links between diabetes and cancer. Thank you to all of our donors for supporting diabetes research and striving towards acure.Without the support of donations from the community, important research would simply not happen.

If you wish to donate directly to the Alberta Diabetes Institute please visit the University of Alberta's donation page
You will need to indicate your donation is for the Alberta Diabetes Institute.

Thank you for your generous donation supporting diabetes research right here in Alberta. 

Participate in a research study

Clinical research can lead to new ways of treating diabetes. 

Clinical research is the critical step for translating new ideas into proven therapies in patients. At the Alberta Diabetes Institute we perform clinical research studies in vital areas that impact the onset and management of diabetes.

View our currently recruiting studies or join our for future studies that are right for you. 

Train with us

Student and career opportunities in optimal training environments.

The Alberta Diabetes Institute provides an optimal training environment for undergraduate and graduate students as well as post-doctoral fellows supervised by InstituteI members. Financial support is provided by the Institute through various bursaries and awards, including summer studentships.

For more information visit our Students information pages. 

Scientific Collaboration

International networking with world-leading researchers.

The Institute works with individual faculties and departments at the University to strengthen its membership through strategic recruitment. Virtually every year the Institute jointly recruits topnotch scientists who are at the forefront of diabetes research. 34% of Institute member publications had international collaborations in 2014–2015.