The Gerber Foundationis accepting concept papers for health and/or nutrition-related research projects focused on improving the health, nutrition, and/or development of infants and young children.
In particular, the foundation is looking for practical solutions that can be rapidly implemented on a broad scale and 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 less 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 will be given to projects offering a substantial promise of meaningful advances in prevention and treatment of diseases and those with broad
Grant amounts will range up to $350,000.
Organizations recognized as tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code are eligible to apply.
Concept papers must be received no later than November 5. 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.