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Gerber Foundation: Pediatric Research Award

Grant Amount: Up to $350,000, up to three years 
Deadline: Concept Papers Due May 15, 2023

Additional Information -
The mission of The Gerber Foundation, to enhance the quality of life of infants and young children in nutrition, care, and development, has remained the guiding beacon for Foundation giving throughout its history. Accordingly, priority is given to projects whose primary beneficiaries are young children from birth to three years of age. The Trustees of The Gerber Foundation expect the Foundation’s grant dollars to make a significant impact on issues facing infants and young children.

The primary funding focus area, supported by over 70% of grant-making, is applied research focused on health and nutritional issues affecting infants and young children. Research projects aimed at finding solutions to common every-day issues and problems regarding children’s health and nutrition are sought. Of particular interest are those offering a substantial promise of meaningful advances in prevention and treatment of diseases and those with broad applicability to the general population.

Novice Researchers (up to $30,000)
Applications for Novice grants follow the same process as regular grants and are limited to no more than $30,000 in total (inclusive of indirects). They are identified by the amount requested in the application.

Eligible applicants include physicians, PhD candidates, PharmD candidates, and other similar degree candidates:

  • in a residency or fellowship training program or those who are no more than one year post training
  • have not received a K01 award from the National Institutes of Health
  • have an assigned mentor for the project and a current development plan

Applicants who hold or have received a K01 award from the National Institutes of Health are not eligible to apply to the Gerber Foundation under this program.
Projects need to be under the guidance of a mentor. The qualifications and experience of the mentor will be a consideration during evaluation of the application.

Link to Complete RFP

Please contact Lynn Wong if you are interested in applying for this opportunity.