Deborah Munroe Noonan Memorial Research Fund
The Deborah Munroe Noonan Memorial Research Fund was established in 1947 by Frank M. Noonan in memory of his mother, to improve the lives of children who were left crippled by polio. The Noonan Research Fund supports innovative clinical and service system research and demonstration projects from both nonprofit organizations and academic institutions that serve children with physical or developmental disabilities and associated health-related complications with one-year grants up to $80,000 (inclusive of 10% indirect costs). Eligible organizations and target population must be within the Fund’s geographic area of interest of Metropolitan Boston. A complete listing of the eligible cities and towns is contained in the guidelines.
For the 2014 Noonan Research funding cycle, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee of The Sara Elizabeth O’Brien Trust, announces the addition of one award dedicated to supporting a research project in the area of blindness in children and adolescents.
New investigators are encouraged to submit proposals. Neither a faculty position nor an advanced degree is required. Senior investigators exploring new areas outside of their prior research are also welcome to apply.Proposals for basic science research will not be considered nor will applications for capital costs such as buildings, renovations, or major equipment items. The Noonan Fund does not support direct service, primary prevention projects, primary medical conditions such as obesity or device development. Drug trials are rarely supported by the Noonan Research Fund.