• Proposal: 10/07/2019


  • Amount: $82,500 per year (inclusive of 10% institutional overhead)
  • Duration: 2 years


The Charles H. Hood Foundation was incorporated in 1942 to improve the health and quality of life for children through grant support of New England-based pediatric researchers. In total, the Hood Foundation has distributed over $70 million to New England investigators, many of whom are now leaders in child health research.

The intent of the Child Health Research Awards Program is to support newly independent faculty, provide the opportunity to demonstrate creativity, and assist in the transition to other sources of research funding.

Research Focus: Clinical, basic science, public health, health services research, and epidemiology projects must be hypothesis-driven with direct relevance to child health.

Eligibility & Submission Requirements

Please see the Application Guidelines for detailed information on resubmissions and submitting with current or prior funding. 

  • All applicants must have completed their training at the time of application and be within five years (for PhD scientists) and seven years (for physician-scientists) of employment following conclusion of training.
  • Applications from physician-scientists are encouraged.
  • All applicants must have a doctoral degree, lead independent research programs, hold a faculty appointment at a nonprofit academic, medical or research institution in the six New England states (Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut) and be working in that institution by the application deadline.
    The Applicant must have demonstrated research independence confirmed by the Department or Division Chair.
  • By the application deadline of 10.7.2019, applicants must be employed at least four days each week (0.8 full-time equivalent) at a nonprofit academic, medical or research institution in New England.

Contact Information

Charlene Mancusi
Program Officer, The Medical Foundation