Obesity Society Grants

Obesity Society Grants

Questions about the grants? Please email: grantsandawards@obesity.org.  

The Obesity Society's grants program demonstrates our commitment to promote, reward, and encourage research in the field of obesity.



The Obesity Society’s Grants Program – Call for Letters of Intent

The Obesity Society will announce the 2018 Call for Grants in a few weeks.  Please continue to visit our website for updates.
All applicants and their mentors must be TOS members. An applicant cannot receive more than one award or grant within a given calendar year. 

Early Career Research Grants

Early Career Research Grant (ECRG) – The Early-Career Research program funds studies proposed by new investigators who have completed their doctorate within the past 5 years with a PhD or 8 years with an MD. One grant will be funded up to $25,000 for a 1-year pilot study.


Early Career Grant Challenge

Early Career Grant Challenge (ECGC) – The winner receives a $25,000 research grant based on presentation of a research idea during The Obesity Society’s Opening Session at ObesityWeek. Four to five finalists will receive a $1,500 travel grant to attend ObesityWeek to present their oral arguments to a panel of judges and the audience.


Weight Watchers Karen Miller-Kovach

Weight Watchers and The Obesity Society have partnered to create the Karen Miller-Kovach Research Grant. The grant will focus on the development of digital tools that employ evidence-based behavioral weight management strategies. The purpose of the grant is to help investigators collect pilot data to successfully compete for larger extramural funding. One grant will be funded for $50,000 for a one-year period.  

Contact Us

Please contact us at 301-563-6526 or grantsandawards@obesity.org if you have any questions.