In 2014, the Australian Research Council (ARC) funded a new research initiative to support Type 1 Diabetes research through the ARC's Special Research Initiatives (SRI) scheme. The Australian Government has committed funding of $35 million over five years which is being administered by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Australia (JDRF).


The Special Research Initiative for Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes is funding a national collaborative network to coordinate team-based cross-disciplinary research projects. The network's core function will include significant progress towards finding a cure for Type 1 Diabetes.