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Klarman Family Foundation Grants Program in Eating Disorders Research

Grants for Research into Causes and Treatment
of Disturbances in Eating Behavior

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Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Klarman Family Foundation

Deadline Date:

02/01/12 12:00 PM EST


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Grants totaling $16,000,000 will be awarded to individual researchers in the U.S., Canada and Israel who are working to understand unhealthy disturbances in eating behaviors. The goal of this funding opportunity is to help fast track research in this area with the expectation of developing appropriate treatments for bulimia, anorexia, and binge eating. The program's short-term goal is to support the most outstanding science and expand the pool of scientists whose research explores the basic biology of eating disorders. The long-term goal is to improve the lives of patients suffering from these conditions.

Examples of funding areas include, but are not limited to, molecular genetic analysis of relevant neural circuit assembly and function; epigenetic research; animal models created by genetically altering neural circuits; and testing of new chemical entities that might be used in animal models as exploratory treatments. Investigators conducting research in the neuro-circuitry of fear conditioning or reward behavior may also apply but must justify the relevance of their research projects to the basic biology of eating disorders.

Please note that imaging studies involving humans are not eligible and clinical psychotherapeutic studies, medication trials and research in the medical complications of these disorders are outside the scope of this program.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 126515

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

2 year awards: $200,000/year; pilot studies: $150,000

Term of Contract:

2 year awards - June 1, 2012 – May 31, 2014; 1 year pilot studies - June 1, 2012– May 31, 2013


  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility
  • Single entities

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Investigators with a faculty appointment at a non-profit academic, medical or research institution in the United States, Canada or Israel
Applicants do not need to be nominated by their institutions.
Investigators working outside the field of eating disorders research are encouraged to apply

Contact Information:

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

Gay Lockwood
Senior Program Officer
The Medical Foundation, a division of Health Resources in Action
Klarman Family Foundation Grants Program in Eating Disorders Research
95 Berkeley Street, #208
Boston, MA 02116
617-279-2240, ext. 702

Geographic Focus:

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Canada: Alberta   British Columbia   Manitoba   New Brunswick   Newfoundland and Labrador   Northwest Territories   Nova Scotia   Nunavut   Ontario   Prince Edward Island   Quebec   Saskatchewan   Yukon


International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.