The Hilda and Preston Davis Foundation Awards Program for Eating Disorders Research: Junior Faculty Inevstigators


The Hilda and Preston Davis Foundation (administered by The Medical Foundation)


September 29, 2017 (12 Noon EST)


The primary goal of the new Hilda and Preston Davis Foundation Awards Program for Eating Disorders Research is to support innovative, clinically relevant research that seeks to understand the underlying biology of eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, leading to improved patient care.  To meet this goal, the Program provides vital support to Senior Postdoctoral Fellows and Junior Faculty Investigators working in non-profit academic, medical and research institutions in the United States to build a strong workforce dedicated to the etiology of eating disorders, its associated pathologies, and to drive therapeutic and treatment development.


Junior Faculty must meet the following eligibility requirements by the Funding Start Date:

  1. Hold a Ph.D., M.D., or comparable degree and work at a non-profit academic, medical or research institutions in the United States;
  2. Applicants must have a full-time independent faculty appointment and their first faculty appointment must have been received no more than five (5) years prior to the award’s funding start date. The first independent faculty appointment is the first faculty appointment after completing either postdoctoral fellowship training (for PhDs) or an ACGME-certified subspecialty training program, or equivalent (for MDs and MD, PhDs);
  3. Must be independent and have institutional commitment, confirmed through a letter from the Department or Division Chair;
  4. Research must have clinical perspective, confirmed through a Letter of Support for the project from a clinician with proven experience and qualifications for treating eating disorders (see below);
  5. Must have less than $500k total federal or non-federal funding in direct costs at the time of funding;
  6. There are no institutional limitations on the number of applicants who may submit applications;
  7. United States citizenship is not required; visa documentation is not required.

The RFP contains additional eligibility guidelines. Please review the full RFP below.

Available Funding:

The funding level of the two-year Junior Faculty Award will be $200,000 USD ($100,000 per year, inclusive of 5% indirect costs). Funding will begin April 1, 2018 – March 31, 2020.

Link to Full RFP: