Foundation / Corporation
The Gerber Foundation (TGF)
02/15/20 10:00 PM ET
Grants to USA and Territories nonprofit organizations, IHEs, public governmental institutions, and individuals for research projects focused on health and nutrition for infants and young children, ages 0-3. Applicants must submit a brief summary of the project prior to the full proposal. Priority funding is intended for research in the areas of nutrition, development, and care of infants and young children from the first year before birth to three years of age.
The Foundation is particularly interested in fresh approaches to solving common, everyday problems or emerging issues within the defined focus area. Projects should focus on issues faced by care providers that, when implemented, will improve the health, nutrition and/or developmental outcomes for infants and young children. The board is particularly looking for practical solutions that can be easily and rapidly implemented on a broad scale with a predictable time frame to clinical application.
Major target areas for research include:
- New diagnostic tools that may be more rapid, more specific, more sensitive, less invasive
- New treatment regimens that are improved or novel, less stressful or painful, more targeted, have fewer side effects, provide optimal dosing
- Symptom relief
- Preventative measures
- Assessment of deficiencies or excesses (vitamins, minerals, drugs, etc.)
- Risk assessment tools or measures for environmental hazards, trauma, etc.
Note that the Foundation is looking for projects that will result in ‘new’ information, treatments or tools that will result in a change in practice. The board rarely funds projects that are focused on sharing current information with parents or caregivers (parent or provider educational programs).
Laboratory studies are funded occasionally. However, it is expected that the basic science is a preliminary step required to support a clinical trial and that a clinical study will follow shortly after the funded project is completed.
GrantWatch ID#: 176904
The Foundation generally receives approximately 130 concept papers for each concept paper deadline. Depending on funding availability and the mix of requests, 10-12 of these are selected for full proposal submission. For full proposals, the selection rate for funding averages 75-90%.
For organizations, grants will be up to $350,000, with no more than $125,000 per year. Applications for Novice grants are limited to no more than $20,000 in total.
Research projects may be no longer than 3 years in length. If approved, project start dates may fall as early as July 1 or January 1.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Register and submit the concept paper online:
Researchers may contact the Foundation at any time during the application process for assistance or guidance with their submission. Contact 231.924.3175 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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