The VALIDATE Network - Vaccine development for complex intracellular neglected pathogens
E.W. "AI" Thrasher Awards, 2018-19
The Thrasher Research Fund has been awarding grants for children's medical research for over 40 years. The purpose of the E.W. "Al" Thrasher Awards is to improve children's health through medical research, with an emphasis on projects that have the potential to translate into clinically meaningful results within a few years. The Fund awards grants two times per year, with no fixed number of awards given in each funding cycle or in each year.
Ideal applications for the E.W. "Al" Thrasher Award address significant health problems that affect children in large numbers and offer the potential for practical solutions to these problems. Such solutions should be innovative and have the potential for broad applicability with low financial and/or technical barriers to implementation. Hypothesis-driven research is preferred over exploratory, hypothesis-generating research. Projects with a shorter distance to clinical applicability are given priority.
The next round of awards will be decided in late March 2019. The one after that will be in September 2019. First a concept paper must be submitted and reviewed, snd then a proposal must be submitted and reviwed before any award decisions can be made.
Find out more and how to start an application here.