Deadline: 9 September 2016
The Thrasher Research Fund is currently inviting applications for its Early Career Awards with an aim to encourage the development of medical research in child health by awarding small grants to new researchers, helping them gain a foothold in this important area.
The Fund will make up to 30 awards total with two funding cycles (15 awards each).
- The Fund is open to a variety of research topics important to children’s health. Both incidence and severity are considered when determining the significance of a problem being studied.
- The Fund is particularly interested in applicants that show great potential to impact that field of children’s health through medical research. Both an applicant’s aptitude and inclination toward research are considered. The quality of the mentor and the mentoring relationship are also considered to be important predictors of success.
Funding Information and Duration
- The grant amount is based on the actual budgetary needs of the project, with a maximum of $25,000 in direct costs for the entire grant.
- The duration of the project can be up to two years.
- Physicians who are in a residency/fellowship training program, or who completed that program no more than one year before the date of submission of the Concept Paper.
- Post-doctoral researchers who received the doctoral level degree no more than three years prior to the date of submission of the Concept Paper.
- A new investigator who holds a National Institutes of Health (NIH) K award (including a K12 award) or a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) is not eligible to apply for the Early Career Award.
- Each project needs to be under the guidance of a mentor. The qualifications and experience of the mentor will be considered in the evaluation of the application. A mentor may have only one Thrasher Research Fund Early Career Awardees at a time.
- There are no restrictions with regard to citizenship. The Fund is open to applications from institutions both inside and outside the United States.
How to Apply
- The Fund uses a two-step process for the Early Career Awards.
- The first step is the submission of a Concept Paper.
- Applicants whose concepts generally fit with the current priorities of the Fund are invited to submit a full proposal.
- The completed proposal should be send via email as a Word document attachment with, “Early Career Award Proposal” as the subject line.
For more information, please visit Early Career Awards.