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 is pleased to announce the 2017 grants to be awarded this year. The grants program demonstrates our commitment to promote, reward, and encourage research in the field of obesity. The grants program will be administered in 2 sessions. The first announcement will be made March 15th and the second announcement will be April 26th.

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

Members of The Obesity Society are encouraged to apply by sending in their Letters of Intent by the deadline of April 14, 2017 for the first announcement (Early Career grants) and June 1, 2017 for the second announcement (Weight Watchers).

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.

The deadline is closed. 

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.

The deadline is closed. 

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.   The deadline is closed.

Contact Us

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