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 Greater Boston. Please see the Application Guidelines for the complete listing of eligible cities and towns.
As Trustee of The Sara Elizabeth O’Brien Trust, Bank of America, N.A., will support up to one additional research project submitted to the Noonan Research program focusing on research related to 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 (except for proposals focused on blindness funded by the O’Brien Trust), 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.