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 who show great potential to impact the 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 who are in a residency/fellowship training program, or who have completed such a program no more than one year before the date of submission of the concept paper, and postdoctoral researchers who received a 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 September 18. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by November 2, 2018.
For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Thrasher Research Fund website.