Each academic year, the Foundation awards a maximum of 18 research grants. Typically, the grants are awarded in two cycles; however, other cycles may appear throughout the year. Applications can be submitted for the two main cycles in either early January or again in July. Grants are reviewed by endocrinologists across the country, and all of the final decisions regarding the allocation of the grants are made by the Board of Directors of the EFF. Decisions are based on the quality and potential value of the research proposed the applicant's experience and enthusiasm, the institution, and the mentor.
Research Proposal of No More Than 2,000 Words
Graphs and Images Should Be Included in the "Additional Documents" Section
Statement from Applicant's Mentor
Human Research Committee Approval
Animal Research Committee Approval
Committee on Biohazards Approval
The applicant must hold a MD or a DO degree and have completed residency training. Further, the applicant must have at least ONE (1) full year of fellowship remaining. For the Spring 2021 Grant Cycle, this means you should not complete your fellowship prior to June 2022. MD-PhD applicants should have no more than two years post- doctorate experience. Past recipients of an Endocrine Fellows Foundation grant award are eligible to apply.
The applicant must be sponsored by a full-time faculty member of a North American 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.
Grants are in the amount of $5,000.
All applications must be received through EFF's grant system by the designated closing date. Late or incomplete submissions will not be reviewed; this includes institution sign-off.
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. Young Investigators will be required to complete a one-year progress report and a two-year final report. 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.
Publications, including abstracts of presentations at scientific meetings, resulting from a project supported by an Endocrine Fellows Foundation research grant must carry the following acknowledgment: “Funding for this project was received from the Endocrine Fellows Foundation.”
See the Grant Application FAQs page for additional information.
The Endocrine Fellows Foundation research grant recipients must agree to present the results of their research at a future designated Endocrine Fellows Foundation event. If an appearance at a forum or educational session is requested, a stipend towards travel and hotel will be provided. This is in addition to the grant.
All application materials submitted will be kept strictly confidential.
Grant funding determines the number of awardees for each cycle. Applicants are welcome, if not funded 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, Young Investigator grants are for two years. The Endocrine Fellows Foundation will not fund indirect research costs (i.e., salaries of any kind, computers, software, equipment, faculty support, etc.) 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.
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 60 days after the project ends or the fellow awardee leaves the designated institution.