Grant Guidelines

2017-18 Grants

The next funding cycle for the Foundation is 2017-18 and the submission deadline for proposals is Monday,
October 30, 2017
.  Proposals will be accepted beginning July 1, 2017 until the deadline, then reviewed in late 2017 and awarded in Spring 2018.  More information on the specifics of this next Request for Proposals will be posted in the coming months.

To further explain the year noted above (2017), the Foundation funded scientific research in July 2016.  Therefore, the Board has approved the next funding cycle to be 2017-18.

Appreciating that potential grantees are interested in what the Foundation has looked for in the past, the Foundation’s application, along with a PDF of the Grant Guidelines from the last grant cycle, are included below.  Researchers may also refer to a list of projects previously funded by the Foundation at:

Updated information and documents will be posted by June 1, 2017.  Therefore, applicants are encouraged to visit this website again at that time to review the revised documents and prepare proposals.

If you are interested in being on the Foundation’s e-mail distribution list, please send an e-mail noting such and include: your name, title, institution, address and e-mail address to  The Foundation appreciates that such requests may come from researchers, sponsored research offices, development offices or the like.  All inquiries are welcome.

As the above deadlines approach and documents finalized, the Foundation will send e-mails to those on the list in hopes that all who are interested in applying for the next round of grants will do so.

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.

Wishing you the best with your current research projects!



Grant Guidelines

Iacocca Family Foundation Grant Application


Commonly Asked Questions and Answers



Be the Cure

The Iacocca Family Foundation funds innovative and promising diabetes, primarily type 1 diabetes, research programs and projects that will lead to a cure for the disease and alleviate complications caused by it.