Grant Guidelines

2015-16 Grants

The Iacocca Family Foundation will accept grant applications to support innovative and promising research projects that will lead to a cure for type 1 diabetes.  The Foundation will accept novel projects which directly accelerate a cure for type 1 diabetes or inform the understanding of the disease by a related or complementary mechanism of action.  Investigators in traditional type 1 diabetes research, as well as investigators currently working on other autoimmune diseases are encouraged to apply, provided that the proposed project focuses directly on type 1 diabetes and supports the mission of the Foundation.


The deadline for submission of proposals is Friday, October 30, 2015.

The Foundation’s 2015 Grant Application and the Grant Guidelines are below, along with a document addressing “Commonly Asked Questions and Answers.”

Proposals will be reviewed in late 2015 and awarded in Spring of 2016.

All of us at the Foundation thank you for your interest – and interest in our shared mission of finding a cure for type 1 diabetes.


Grant Guidelines

Iacocca Family Foundation Grant Application


Commonly Asked Questions and Answers



Be the Cure.

The Iacocca Family Foundation funds innovative and promising diabetes research programs and projects that will lead to a cure for the disease and alleviate complications caused by it.