THRIVE grant program

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Principal investigator(s) must hold an M.D., Ph.D., D.V.M., or equivalent degree.  Candidates for these degrees along with their Principal Investigator may apply. All candidates must have an accredited faculty, medical institution, or other research institute appointment and have the ability to conduct independent research with publications in established peer-reviewed medical and scientific journals. This funding opportunity is open internationally. Awardees must be willing to participate in the annual HESI THRIVE research forum – an opportunity to share results and build a network of experts.


Funding is available in the range of US$20,000 to US$50,000 for up to 24 months of direct costs.

  • Funding awards will not exceed US$50,000 per awardee with most awards in the $20,000-$40,000 range. Awards will provide for up to 24 months of total direct costs only.
  • Submissions must include a proposed timeline for initiation and completion of the experimental work. All experimental work is to be completed within a maximum of 24 months.
  • Awardees will be required to provide a written study update at the 12 month mark and at completion of the study.
  • Upon receipt of a signed notification and agreement to THRIVE award terms (including IRB or IACUC approval) THRIVE will disburse 75% of the funds. The remaining 25% of the award is provided upon completion of the study milestones. Exceptions may be made.
  • If funding permits, awardees may also receive additional travel funds to support their participation in the HESI THRIVE annual research meeting and networking event.