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Endocrine Fellows Foundation
Spring Research Grant Applications
Applications Due August 31, 2021 at 11:59 PM ET

Grant Eligibility
The applicant must hold a MD or DO degree and have completed residency training. Further, the applicant must have at least ONE (1) full year of fellowship remaining. For the Fall 2021 Grant Cycle, this means you should not complete your fellowship prior to June 2023. 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, department leadership, and the applicant are jointly responsible for the accuracy and validity of the information contained in the application and for the proper administration of awarded funds. As such, the applicant, the sponsor/mentor, the program director, department chair, and a designated financial officer will need to sign off on the application via the submission portal. A single person may be designated to fil multiple roles.

Application Requirements

  • Research Proposal of no more than 2000 words
  • Graphs and images should be included in the "Additional Documents" Section
  • Project budget
  • C/V
  • Statement from Applicant's Mentor
  • Human Research Committee Approval
  • Animal Research Committee Approval
  • Committee on Biohazards Approval
  • Institution sign-off for the proper administration of funds from the Foundation to the sponsoring institution, the maintenance of accurate and complete financial records documenting the use of these funds, and the guidance of the fellow to make appropriate fiduciary decisions.

Award Administration
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.

Program Details
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.

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.

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.

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.”

Notify the Foundation of all such publications at This information will be shared with Grant donors. We would like to share your success with the Endocrine Fellows Foundation Community via our newsletters, website, or social media. Please let us know if you would prefer that your work not be shared.

All application materials submitted will be kept strictly confidential.
Additional information can be found on the EFF website – Grant Application FAQs page.

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