The Gerber Foundation works to enhance the quality of life for infants and young children. To that end, the foundation is accepting concept papers for health and/or nutrition-related research projects designed to have a significant impact on issues affecting infants and young children.
The foundation awards grants for research focused on issues faced by care providers that, when implemented, will improve health, nutrition, and/or developmental outcomes for infants and young children. Projects can address the etiologic mechanisms of disease; new, improved, or less invasive diagnostic procedures; the reduction or elimination of side effects; the 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 will be given to projects offering a substantial promise of meaningful advances in prevention and treatment of pediatric diseases, as well as 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 private foundations under Internal Revenue Code Section 509. (No grants will be awarded to individuals.) The total requested grant size should be no more than $350,000.
Concept papers must be received no later than June 1, 2018. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by August 15, 2018.
See the Gerber Foundation website for eligibility criteria and application instructions.