Research Grants

The Bo & Kerstin Hjelt Foundation for type 2 diabetes research was established in 2008 and has as a long-term goal to fund research to prevent and cure type 2 diabetes. The Foundation finances diabetes research at the Medical Faculties of Lund University, Sweden and Geneva University, Switzerland.

The foundation solicits applications from independent investigators or young scientists on the way to independence. Preference will be given to novel projects rather than support for on-going research. The subsidy can cover salaries and/or costs for consumables including laboratory rodents. Equipment and other infrastructure will not be financed.

The application period for 2018 is 15 October – 1 December.

Project funding beginning on April 1st, 2019


After completion of your year…

After completion of your year as a grant holder, The Bo and Kerstin Hjelt Diabetes Foundation require a short summary of your project, focusing on the results and importance of the findings for Diabetes type II, at the end of the stipend-period. Project Report deadline: August 31.

Information & Form / Project Report