Thrasher Research Fund Invites Concept Papers for Early-Career Grants

The Thrasher Research Fund provides grants for clinical, hypothesis-driven research that offers substantial promise for meaningful advances in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of children's diseases, particularly research that offers broad-based applications.

The fund is inviting concept papers for its Early Career Awards Grants program. Through the program, the fund awards small grants of up to $25,000 to new researchers to help them gain a foothold in the area of pediatric research. The program will consider a variety of research topics important to children's health. However, priority will be given to applicants that show great potential to impact their particular field of children's health through medical research. Both an applicant's aptitude and inclination toward research will be considered.

The program is open to physicians in a residency/fellowship training program or who have completed such a program no more than a year before the date of submission of the concept paper, as well as postdoctoral researchers who received the doctoral-level degree no more than three years prior to the date of submission of the concept paper.

Concept papers must be received no later than March 14, 2017. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by April 28, 2017.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Thrasher Research Fund website.