ADVANCING CHILD HEALTH THROUGH THE SUPPORT OF MEDICAL RESEARCH SINCE 1942
The Charles H. Hood Foundation was incorporated in 1942 to improve the health and quality of life for children through grant support of New England-based pediatric researchers. In total, the Foundation has distributed over $63 million to New England investigators, many of whom are now leaders in child health research.
The intent of the Child Health Research Awards Program is to support newly independent faculty, provide the opportunity to demonstrate creativity, and assist in the transition to other sources of research funding.
Two-year grants of $150,000 ($75,000 per year inclusive of 10% indirect costs) are awarded to researchers who have completed their fellowship training by the application deadline and are within five years of their first faculty appointment. Applicants must be working in nonprofit academic, medical or research institutions within the six New England states. Grants support hypothesis-driven clinical, basic science, public health, health services research, and epidemiology projects focused on child health. Application deadlines occur in the spring and fall of each year. Funding begins every January 1st and July 1st.