2018 Thrasher Research Fund Early Career Awards


Entries are currently been accepted for the 2018 Thrasher Research Fund Early Career Awards, all applications are to be submitted before the deadline.

 Thrasher Research Fund is now accepting applications for the Early Career Awards 2018. The Fund recognizes that young investigators may find it difficult to remain in pediatric research because of a lack of funding. Therefore, the purpose of The Early Career Award Program is to encourage the development of medical research in child health by awarding small grants to new researchers, helping them gain a foothold in this important area.


Level:Research awards

Eligible countries:all


  • There are no restrictions with regard to citizenship. The Fund is open to applications from institutions both inside and outside the United States.

Those eligible to apply include:

  • Physicians who are in a residency/fellowship training program, or who completed that program no more than one year before the date of submission of the Concept Paper.
  • Post-doctoral researchers who received the doctoral level degree no more than three years prior to the date of submission of the Concept Paper.

A new investigator who holds a National Institutes of Health (NIH) K award (including a K12 award) or a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) is not eligible to apply for the Early Career Award.

Each project needs to be under the guidance of a mentor. The qualifications and experience of the mentor will be considered in the evaluation of the application. A mentor may have only one Thrasher Research Fund Early Career Awardee at a time.



Applicants who excel in this category have demonstrated commitment to a research career that will find solutions to children’s health problems. These applicants should demonstrate the potential to eventually become independent principal investigators.

This is judged in part by
  1. Publication record relative to where the applicant is in training
  2. The applicant’s role in developing the research project
  3. Prior funding, grants, and recognitions


This is judged in part by

  1. History of successful funding
  2. Publication record
  3. Expertise in the topical area
  4. Mentoring track-record
  5. History of working with the applicant


Early Career Award applications are submitted using two-step process.

First, complete and submit the Concept Paper by email.

Applicants whose concepts generally fit with the current priorities of the Fund are invited to submit a full proposal. Full proposals are reviewed by the Fund’s Advisory Committee.

Deadline: March 13, 2018

For more information, visit Early Career Awards .

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