National Eating Disorders Association

The Feeding Hope Fund for Clinical Research

In 2017, NEDA will be awarding a total of three research grants. Two grants will be awarded through the Feeding Hope Fund for Clinical Research grant program ($100,000 each) and one grant will be awarded through the Eating Recovery Foundation Early Career Investigator grant program ($50,000).

The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is committed to providing help and hope to those affected by eating disorders. To this end, NEDA’s Feeding Hope Fund for Clinical Research aims to support projects that will improve the lives of individuals affected by eating disorders.

Use of Award Funds

The Feeding Hope Fund for Clinical Research will support research projects that cover a range of research domains relevant to the treatment and prevention of eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder.

•Two research awards will be granted annually.

•One award will be given annually to an investigator examining novel treatments for eating disorders.

•A second award will alternate in focus every other year. One year a grant will be awarded for prevention research and the following year the grant will be awarded for treatment dissemination research.

•In 2017, two grants of $100,000 each will be awarded over a two year period ($50,000 each year).

•One grant will go toward novel treatment development research, and one grant will go toward prevention research.

Eligibility for Feeding Hope Fund Grants

Investigators who are United States citizens or lawful permanent residents conducting research at institutions within the United States at the time of submission are invited to apply. We are interested in geographic, gender, and racial diversity and we encourage women and minorities, as well as investigators from around the U.S., to apply. The candidate’s research track record and other sources of funding will be considered when selecting awards. 

The Eating Recovery Foundation Early Career Investigator Grant

The goal of the Eating Recovery Foundation Early Career Investigator Grants Program is to expand eating disorders research while drawing promising new scientists into the field. Through this grant program we hope to advance the field of eating disorders with innovative clinical research that will lead to effective treatment and sustained recovery for those suffering from eating disorders.

Use of Award Funds

The Eating Recovery Foundation Early Career Investigator Grant will support research projects that cover a range of research domains relevant to the treatment and prevention of eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder.

•One research award will be granted annually.

•The award will be for a total of $50,000 over a two year period ($25,000 each year).

•Applications will be accepted in the areas of innovative treatment research, training dissemination research, and early intervention research.

Eligibility for Early Career Investigator Grant

Any junior investigator early in their career working in the field of eating disorders in the United States who has completed their training and has a post graduate degree or beyond is eligible. Trainees, e.g. (students, grad students) are not eligible. Applicants should be within 7 years of completion of training, but exceptions to this will be considered on a case by case basis. We are interested in geographic, gender, and racial diversity and we encourage women and minorities, as well as investigators from around the U.S., to apply. The candidate’s research track record and other sources of funding will be considered when selecting awards. 

Timeline for All Grants

Proposals due: September 15, 2017, 11:59 PM PST

Review Process Completed: October 31, 2017

•Award Announcements will be made in November, 2017

Please submit all application materials to kdonohue@nationaleatingdisorders.org