Fellows Research Grant Program
The Spring Grant Cycle is closed and awards will be announced in April. The Fall Cycle applications will open June 10.
- Research Proposal of no more than 2,000 words
- Graphs and Images submitted in the Optional Documents Section
- Budget for Grant Funds
- Applicant's C/V
- Statement from Applicant's Mentor
- Human Research Committee Approval
- Animal Research Committee Approval
- Committee on Biohazards Approval
Endocrine fellows working at medical institutions both inside and outside of North America are eligible to apply. The applicant must be sponsored by a full-time faculty member of a university, medical school, or research institution, and both the applicant and the sponsor must be recommended by the chairperson of the department in which the proposed research is to be undertaken.
The applicant’s institution, the sponsor, and the applicant will be jointly responsible for the accuracy and validity of the information contained in the application. All parties will need to sign-off on the application via the application portal.
2022 Program Details
Spring 2022 Cycle
• Application Dates: January 10 – March 10, 2022
• Project Dates: June 1, 2022 – May 31, 2023
Fall 2022 Cycle
• Application Dates: June 10 – August 10, 2022
• Project Dates: November 1, 2022 – October 31, 2023
Grant recipients will be required to make regular progress reports to the Board of Directors of the Endocrine Fellows Foundation. The first such report for fellows will be due six months from the starting date of the research project, and the final report due at the end of twelve months. The final project report to include a reconciliation of the actual project expenses compared to the originally submitted budget for the grant. ANY changes to the proposed research or budget must be approved by the Endocrine Fellows Foundation Board of Directors.
Grants applications are reviewed by a national faculty team of research thought leaders. The Endocrine Fellows Foundation will supply critique comments if the research proposal is not accepted. Applicants are welcome, if not funded the first time, to resubmit their grant for possible funding in the next cycle.
Each grant will be a one-time award and terms and conditions will depend on the nature of the award. Fellow grants are for a one-year time frame, The Endocrine Fellows Foundation will not fund indirect research costs (i.e., salaries of any kind including vendors, computers, software, durable equipment, faculty support, etc.), organization memberships, or tuition support for degree enhancement. Expenses submitted in a project budget can include experimental supplies, animal costs contingent on compliance with applicable PHS Policy requirements, and expenses for clinical studies including costs for participation of subjects and evaluation of results. Publication costs should not exceed 25% of the submitted budget.
Endocrine Fellows Foundation research grants will be awarded to the institution on behalf of the fellow. The institution will then administer the funds. Unused EFF grant funds must be returned to the Foundation thirty days after the project ends or the fellow awardee leaves the designated institution.