Thrasher Research Fund: Early-career Awards for Children’s Health
Deadline: Concept papers due March 19, 2024
Category: Pediatrics; Research,
The purpose of this program is to encourage the development of researchers in child health by awarding small grants to new researchers, helping them gain a foothold in this important area. The goal is to fund applicants who will go on to be independent investigators. The Fund will make up to 32 awards total with two funding cycles (16 awards each).
The Fund is open to a wide variety of research topics. We do not focus on a particular disease, but all our funded projects deal directly with children’s health.
In the Early Career Award Program, the Fund is particularly interested in applicants that show great potential to impact that field of children’s health through medical research. Both an applicant’s aptitude and inclination toward research are considered. The quality of the mentor and the mentoring relationship are also considered to be important predictors of success.
Those eligible to apply include:
1. Physicians who are in a residency/fellowship training program, or who completed that program no more than one year before the Concept Paper deadline.
2. Post-doctoral researchers who received the doctoral level degree no more than three years before the Concept Paper deadline.
Please contact Lynn Wong if you are interested in applying to this opportunity.