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.

 

2018

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


The Obesity Society is pleased to announce the 2018 Call for Grants!


We will begin accepting Letters of Intent (LOIs) Friday, April 13, 2018.  

 
All applicants and their mentors must be TOS members. An applicant cannot receive more than one award or grant within a given calendar year. 

For more detailed information and to apply for a grant, please click here.  Letters of Intent must be received by Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 11:59 pm (EST).  Below is a list of the grants being offered this year:
 

Early Career Research Grants (ECRG)

This program is offered by The Obesity Society, as a member service, to foster and stimulate new research ideas in any area of investigation related to obesity. The program targets junior-level investigators and postdoctoral trainees by funding proposals that demonstrate a high likelihood of resulting in new and innovative approaches in obesity research. Early-Career investigators are defined as individuals who have received a PhD within the past five years or MD within the past eight years and who currently have a full-time, entry-level position (e.g., post-doctoral fellow, instructor, assistant professor) at an established academic/research institution. Applicants may request up to $25,000.

 

Early Career Grant Challenge (ECGC)

This program is offered by The Obesity Society, as a member service, to foster and stimulate new research ideas in any area of investigation related to obesity. The program targets junior-level investigators and postdoctoral trainees by funding proposals that demonstrate a high likelihood of resulting in new and innovative approaches in obesity research. Early-Career investigators are defined as individuals who have received a PhD within the past five years or MD within the past eight years and who currently have a full-time, entry-level position (e.g., post-doctoral fellow, instructor, assistant professor) at an established academic/research institution.

Four to five finalists will be selected to present their oral arguments to a panel of judges and the audience during ObesityWeek. They will each receive a $1,500 travel grant. One winner will be awarded the research grant for up to $25,000 for a one-year study.

 

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.  

Criteria for evaluating applications

  • Responsiveness to the intent of the announcement
  • Novelty of the research
  • Scientific design
  • Feasibility and adequacy of proposed timeline and schedule of deliverables within a one year timeframe
  • Potential for the awardee to use the funded project to lead to future research (e.g., pilot data for submission of an R01 or similar project, broader application of tools developed in the funded project).


Important Dates for All Grants

  • Letter of Intent Submission Deadline: May 15, 2018
  • Full Proposal Request Notification:  July 11, 2018
  • Full Proposal Submission Deadline:  August 13, 2018
  • Grant Recipient Notification:  September 2018
  • Grant Start Date:  November 2018


For more detailed information and to apply for a grant, please click here.


Contact Us

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

 
 
 
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