Gerber Foundation Seeks Proposals for Pediatric Research Projects

The mission of the Gerber Foundation is to enhance the nutrition, care, and development of infants and young children.

To that end, the foundation is accepting concept papers for health and/or nutrition-related research projects with potential to have a significant impact on issues affecting infants and young children from birth to three years of age.

The foundation awards grants for research projects focused on issues faced by care providers that, when implemented, will improve health, nutrition, and/or developmental outcomes for infants and young children. Projects may address etiologic mechanisms of disease; new, improved, or less invasive diagnostic procedures; reduction or elimination of side effects; alleviation of symptoms; new, improved, or less invasive therapies or treatments; dosage or dosing requirements or mechanisms for drugs, nutrient supplementation, or other therapeutic measures (under or overdosing); and preventative measures.

Priority is given to projects offering a substantial promise of meaningful advances in prevention and treatment of diseases, as well as those with broad applicability to the general population on a regional or national level.

The total requested grant size should be no more than $350,000.

Organizations recognized as tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code are eligible to apply. In addition, organizations must be determined not to be a private foundation under Internal Revenue Code Section 509. Grants are not made to individuals.

Concept papers must be received no later than June 1, 2017. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposals by August 15, 2017.

See the Gerber Foundation website for eligibility and application guidelines.

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