Other Funding Opportunities

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.
Last updated on Monday, November 24 at 12:41 pm

The 2014 application cycle has closed. The next application cycle will open in November for a September 2015 funding start date.

Jeanne Brown Jeanne Brown
Program Officer
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Jeanne Brown Ms. Brown’s experience is in project management, operations management and client relations in both healthcare and academic settings. She applies her knowledge and best practices in the management of several programs including one international grantmaking program. Ms. Brown specializes in building processes for the delivery of efficient and complete grantmaking services for our clients. She brings core skills such as planning, budget management and problem solving to the team.