The Gerber Foundation is accepting concept papers for health and/or nutrition-related research projects with the potential to have a significant impact on issues facing infants and young children from birth to three years of age.
Grants of up to $350,000 will be awarded for research projects focused on care provider issues that, when implemented, will improve the health, nutrition, and/or developmental outcomes for infants and young children. In particular, the foundation is looking for practical solutions that can be easily and rapidly implemented on a broad scale within a predictable time frame to clinical application. Major target areas for research include new diagnostic tools that may be more rapid, more specific, more sensitive, and less invasive; new treatment regimens that are improved or novel, less stressful or painful, more targeted, have fewer side effects, and provide optimal dosing; symptom relief; preventative measures; assessment of deficiencies or excesses (vitamins, minerals, drugs, etc.); and risk assessment tools or measures for environmental hazards, trauma, etc.
Preference is given to projects offering a substantial promise of meaningful advances in the prevention and treatment of diseases and those with broad applicability to the general population on a regional or national level.
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.
Concept papers must be received no later than December 1, 2017. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by February 15, 2018.
See the Gerber Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.