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 but will give priority to applicants who show great potential to impact children's health through medical research. Both an applicant's aptitude and inclination toward research will be considered.
The program is open to 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, 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 13, 2018. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by April 27, 2018.
For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Thrasher Research Fund website.