Charles H. Hood Foundation | GRANTS
By identifying innovative pediatric advancements and providing funding in the critical phases of development, we are able to expedite high-impact breakthroughs that improve the health and lives of millions.
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Grants that Change Lives and Launch Careers

By identifying innovative pediatric advancements and providing funding in the critical phases of development, the Foundation allows high-impact projects to both begin and succeed earlier. The Foundation believes that supporting brilliant minds early in their careers helps position them to secure long-term funding from other private and government sources. In the end, this kind of leverage helps propel the pediatric research community forward for decades to come while continuing to uncover transformative breakthroughs that impact the health and well-being of children and families in New England — and around the world.

Three Major Areas of Support:

Child Health Research Grants

Typically, five to six grants of $165,000 each are awarded per cycle and distributed over a two-year period. This grant is given in two cycles each year to support scientific research and advance the careers of promising scientists at premier New England medical and health institutions in a variety of pediatric disciplines.

Applicant, Project, and Geographic Eligibility for Child Health Research Grants
  • PhD Scientists within five years and Physician Scientists within seven years of employment following conclusion of training (inclusive of any independent research positions in a for-profit or other professional setting)
  • United States citizenship or residency is not required
  • Research with relevance to child health
  • Hypothesis-driven clinical, basic science, public health, health services research and epidemiology projects
  • Nonprofit academic, medical research institutions in New England

 

Application materials for Child Health Research Grants and additional information is available on the Health Resources in Action website.

Major Grants

One or two major grants are given per year in the amounts of $350,000 – $450,000, distributed over a two-year period. These grants are currently focused on the areas of Neonatology and Brain Science and Child Brain Development and are awarded based on a competitive solicitation of proposals from a smaller, select group of institutions for work that is innovative, has measurable outcomes, and will have a significant impact on child health.  Major Grants are awarded based on a separate set of guidelines through an internal RFP process.

Program Related Investments (PRIs)

A relatively new area for the Foundation, investments of this type have been in the range of $250,000 per year with the goal of providing funds that fill the gap between translational research and clinical development and application of pediatric-related initiatives.  PRI projects are selected through an internal vetting process.