Each academic year, the EFF 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
All Applications Must Be Received Through EFF's Grant System - We Do Not Have a PDF Application
The applicant must hold an MD and have completed residency training. Further, the applicant should be in the first or second fellowship year and all applicants must have a one full year remaining in their fellowship (2021 completion date). M D-PhD applicants should have no more than two years of postdoctorate experience.
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.
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.
Grants are in the amount of $5,000.
The Endocrine Fellows Foundation research grants will be awarded to the institution on behalf of the fellow. The institution will then administer the funds.
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."
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.