On an annual basis the National Pancreas Foundation provides multiple research grants in the amount of $50,000. NPF has given over $5 million to fund over 130 ground-breaking research projects.
The proposed research must have direct relevance to the diagnosis and/or treatment of pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer or pediatric pancreatitis. Grants are awarded for a period of one year. Researchers are employed by a medical institution engaged in health-related research. The researcher is a physician or holds an advanced degree (MD, DO, PhD or international equivalent) working in any country within 10 years of obtaining his/her medical degree.
Grant research will directly address questions in basic, experimental or translational pancreas disease research, including, but not limited to acute, chronic, & pediatric pancreatitis, pancreatic cysts, pancreatic insufficiency, pediatric pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer, including early detection and treatment of these disorders. The research, in most cases, should be for a pilot project, where the results can lead to valuable preliminary data that could lead to a larger grant that could be transformative.
International applicants are encouraged to apply but need to be affiliated with an institution engaged in healthcare-related research.
There is a standing NPF Committee Grant Review Committee composed of pancreas disease clinicians that reviews all research grant applications.
- October – February: Promotion of NPF Research Grants to Medical Community
- Grants Due to National Pancreas Foundation: February 15, 2024
- Committee Review & Final Grants Approved: April 1st
- Donor Notified