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Each academic year the EFF awards a maximum of 18 research grants. Typically the grants are awarded in two cycles, however other cycles may appear throughout the year. Applications can be submitted for the two main cycles in either early January or again in June. Grants are reviewed by Endocrinologists across the country and all of the final decisions regarding the allocation of the grants are made by the Board of Directors of the EFF. Decisions are based on the quality and potential value of the research proposed, the applicants experience and enthusiasm, the institution and the mentor.


Research Grant in Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
This research grant is made possible by our sponsor, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals.  This grant is limited to studies involving diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism (both clinical and basic research). Funding will vary. All applicants to this grant will be considered for attendance at a winter meeting in Dallas, Texas in 2020. The meeting takes place in late to early January and is organized by the Endocrine Fellows Foundation. Recipients of the grant will be required to present at this meeting.
The EFF Endocrine Research Grant
Our traditional grant, the EFF grant in general endocrinology is awarded twice a year and is for general endocrine topics including, but not limited to, thyroid, bone, adrenal, pituitary, growth, and reproductive disorders. Grant funding varies depending on funding, and exceptionalism of the applications.


Research Grant for Young Investigators
Also made available by AstraZeneca, this research grant is geared towards young investigators whom finished their fellowship within the past year or two and are looking for further research opportunities in diabetes, obesity, and metabolism. Funding varies.



The applicant must hold a M.D. and have completed residency training.  Further, the applicant must be in the first or second Fellowship year with at least ONE (1) full year remaining (2017 completion date).  M.D.-Ph.D. applicants should have no more than two years post- doctorate experience.

The applicant must be sponsored by a full-time faculty member of a North American university medical school or research institution, and both the applicant and the sponsor must be recommended by the chairperson of the department in which the proposed research is to be undertaken.

The applicant’s institution, the sponsor, and the applicant will be jointly responsible for the accuracy and validity of the information contained in the application.

Past recipients of an Endocrine Fellows Foundation grant award are eligible to apply.



  • Research Proposal of no more than 2000 words
    • Graphs and images should be included in the "Additional Documents" Section
  • C/V
  • Statement from Applicant's Mentor
  • Human Research Committee Approval
  • Animal Research Committee Approval
  • Committee on Biohazards Approval

All applications must be received through EFF's grant system.


Program Details



Endocrine Fellows Foundation research grants will be awarded to the institution on behalf of the fellow.  The institution will then administer the funds.

The Endocrine Fellows Foundation will supply critique comments if the research proposal is not accepted.  Applicants are welcome, if not funded the first time, to resubmit their grant for possible funding in the next cycle.



Publications, including abstracts of presentations at scientific meetings, resulting from a project supported by an Endocrine Fellows Foundation research grant must carry the following acknowledgment: “Funding for this project was received from the Endocrine Fellows Foundation.”


Special Conditions

Endocrine Fellows Foundation research grant recipients must agree to present the results of their research at a future designated Endocrine Fellows Foundation event. If an appearance at a forum or educational session is requested, a stipend towards travel and hotel will be provided.  This is in addition to the grant.

All application materials submitted will be kept strictly confidential.


Grant Awardees

Past Grant Awardees

Endocrine Fellow Foundation
PO Box 310
Marion, CT 06444
P: 860.586.7574

The EFF is a 501c(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to foster the advancement of fellows in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism through mentoring, education, research funding and career support. ©