Anorexia Nervosa Research Grants

Scientific scope: Research projects that investigate the underlying biology of anorexia nervosa

Amount/duration: Up to $750,000 over 1 - 3 years 

What we are looking for:

  • Proposals that directly investigate the underlying biology of anorexia nervosa, and the questions of how and why it develops and persists
  • We encourage human and animal studies that are directly relevant to the disease, and also large-scale studies addressing its genetic basis, building on results from a large, recently completed, Genome-Wide Association Study of ~ 17,000 cases including nearly 13,000 cases from the Anorexia Nervosa Genetics Initiative (ANGI), an initiative of The Klarman Family Foundation 

Who is eligible: 

  • Researchers who hold a faculty appointment at a nonprofit academic, medical or research institution in the United States, Canada or Israel
  • Researchers with a strong track record in another field who can bring a new approach to anorexia nervosa research are also encouraged to apply

Research topics NOT within the scientific scope of this program: 

  • Obesity
  • Normal feeding behavior and/or negative energy balance 
  • Behavioral therapy 
  • Medical complications of eating disorders
  • Clinical trials 
  • Sickness-induced anorexia or other types of anorexia distinct from the psychiatric disease anorexia nervosa 

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Application Due Date

Thursday, February 14, 2019

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