Research Funding

Eating Disorders Research Grants Program

Klarman Family Foundation

Eating Disorders Research Grants Program

Deadline:  March 14, 2017
Amount/Duration:  up to $750,000 over 3 years

Scientific scope:  Research projects that investigate the underlying biology of anorexia nervosa.

What we are looking for:

  • Proposals that directly investigate the underlying biology of anorexia nervosa, and the questions of how and why it develops and persists
  • Applications that bridge the gap between human and animal research
  • Collaborative applications with deep engagement of both neuroscientists and clinical researchers
  • Investigators who commit to share renewable reagents and data with other qualified investigators

Who is eligible:

  • Researchers who hold a faculty appointment at a nonprofit academic, medical or research institution in the United States, Canada or Israel
  • Researchers with a strong track record in another field who can bring a new approach to anorexia nervosa research
  • Faculty members aiming to establish careers in eating disorders research

Research topics NOT within the scientific scope of this program:

  • Obesity
  • Normal feeding behavior and/or negative energy balance
  • Behavioral therapy
  • Medical complications of eating disorders
  • Clinical trials
  • Sickness-induced anorexia or other types of anorexia distinct from the psychiatric disease anorexia nervosa

For further information:

Grant categories:
3-year projects of $450,000 – $750,000 USD, inclusive of up to 10% indirect costs
1-year pilot studies of up to $150,000 USD, inclusive of up to 10% indirect costs

Application deadline:

March 14, 2017

Application materials available by: December 22, 2016

Online submission open from: January 14, 2017

Decisions by: June 23, 2017

Funding begins: July 1 – Oct 1, 2017

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