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Charles H. Hood Foundation Child Health Research Awards Program

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 Foundation has distributed over $63 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.

Two-year grants of $150,000 ($75,000 per year inclusive of 10% indirects) are awarded to researchers who have completed their fellowship training at the time of application and are within five years of their first faculty appointment by the funding start date. Applicants must be working in nonprofit academic, medical or research institutions within the six New England states. Grants support hypothesis-driven clinical, basic science, public health, health services research, and epidemiology projects focused on child health. Application deadlines occur in the spring and fall of each year. Funding begins every January 1st and July 1st.

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Last updated on Thursday, August 25 at 4:36 pm
Submission Deadline:
September 19, 2016 at 12:00 Noon, Eastern Daylight Time

Funding Begins:
January 1, 2017
Gay Lockwood Gay Lockwood, MSW
Senior Program Officer

Gay Lockwood Ms. Lockwood manages a variety of grant programs, oversees annual scientific poster sessions, and works with award recipients throughout the funding cycle to monitor their research progress and fiscal obligations. She brings organizational, resource and program management skills from prior positions in both diplomatic and healthcare settings. Ms. Lockwood’s expertise in developing grant contracts, conflict of interest policies and application guidelines is informed by over 20 years of solid relationships with academic research institutions and senior scientists. She also serves on the Grants Administration Working Group of the Health Research Alliance which develops best practices in biomedical research grantmaking.