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Grants to USA Nonprofits, IHEs, and Individuals
for Research That Benefits Children

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Gerber Foundation (TGF)

Conf. Date:

10/15/20

LOI Date:

11/15/20

Deadline Date:

02/15/21 10:00 PM ET

Description:

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Grants to USA and territories nonprofit organizations, IHEs, public governmental institutions, and individuals for research projects that emphasize health and nutrition for infants and young children. 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, ages 0-3.

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#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176904

Number of Grants:

The number of grants awarded depends on the overall size of projects selected. Generally 10-15 are selected each year for approval. The goal is to have an approval rate of 60-90% during each grant cycle.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Total grant size should be no more than $350,000. Applications for Novice grants are limited to no more than $20,000 in total.

Term of Contract:

Research projects may be no longer than 3 years in length.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations recognized as tax-exempt under Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3) are eligible to apply for Foundation grants. Public governmental institutions such as universities are included in this definition. Organizations must also be determined not to be private foundations under Internal Revenue Code 509.

With few exceptions, only organizations with principal operations in the United States and its territories are eligible for funding. Within the United States, there is no geographic limitation to the Foundation’s grantmaking.

Eligible Novice Researcher grant applicants include physicians, PhD candidates, PharmD candidates, and other similar degree candidates:
- In a residency or fellowship training program or those who are no more than one year post training
- Have not received a K award from the National Institutes of Health
- Have an assigned mentor for the project and a current development plan
- Applicants who hold or have received a K award from the National Institutes of Health are not eligible to apply to the Gerber Foundation under this program.
- Projects need to be under the guidance of a mentor. The qualifications and experience of the mentor will be a consideration during evaluation of the application.

Budget Guidelines for Novice Research Grant:
- Indirect costs are limited to no more than 10% of the total direct costs.
- No more than half of the total budget may be applied to salary for the developing researcher (including fringe benefits).
- The remainder of the funds are to be used for research-related expenses, including supplies.
- The cost of attendance at one conference to report findings resulting from the project is allowed during the grant period. Travel costs for this conference may not exceed $2,000.

Pre-proposal Conference:

The Foundation will be hosting a webinar on research applications. The webinar will provide general information about research focus areas, the application process, and provide time for questions. Space will be limited. Register by emailing the Foundation with your preferred date and time:
- Monday, October 12 at 1pm (Eastern Time)
- Wednesday, October 14 at 10am (Eastern Time)
- Thursday, October 15 at 1pm (Eastern Time)

Pre-Application Information:

The Foundation conducts two grant rounds each year. Concept papers are due May 15 and November 15. Invited full proposals are due August 15 and February of each year, respectively.

The Concept paper provides a brief summary of the project, enabling the Foundation to assess how well the proposed research fits with the Foundation’s interests. Concept papers are reviewed within five weeks of the deadline. You should expect to receive word on the outcome of the review by June or December 20th.

Applications for Novice grants follow the same process as regular grants. They are identified by the amount requested in the application.

General focus areas:
http://www.gerberfoundation.org/focus-areas/

Pediatric Health focus area:
http://www.gerberfoundation.org/pediatric-health/

Pediatric Nutrition focus area:
http://www.gerberfoundation.org/pediatric-nutrition/

Environmental Hazards focus area:
http://www.gerberfoundation.org/environmental-hazards/

FAQs:
http://www.gerberfoundation.org/faq/

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit the concept paper online:
https://gerberfoundation.smartsimple.com/

Register for a webinar and direct questions to:
231.924.3175
tgf@gerberfoundation.org.

The Gerber Foundation
4747 West 48th Street, Suite 153
Fremont, MI 49412-8119

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

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