Grants & Awards

Funding Agency:
National Pancreas Foundation

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.

Research Grant submissions are due by Feb. 15, 2024.

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Applicants must be employed by an institution engaged in health-related research. 
  2. Applicants must hold an advanced degree (MD, DO, PhD, or international equivalent).
  3. Applicants must be early-stage faculty within 5 years of their first faculty or staff appointment. Postdoctoral fellows may apply if they will hold a faculty position at the time the grant starts. The position must be confirmed at the time of the application.
  4. An exception to the 5-year window may be granted for interruptions of work experience due to extenuating circumstances and clinical training. Applicants whose time on faculty exceeds the 5-year window and who believe they may be eligible should contact the NPF to confirm eligibility before submitting the application.
  5. Applicants are required to include a mentor or senior scientist collaborator on the project. The mentor/collaborator’s Biosketch should be provided. For international applicants, mentor needs to be a member of a US society or Association (APA, AGA, AAS/SUS, etc). Each applicant should provide an attestation from the mentor that they will be responsible for the conduct of the research.



Amount Description

Grants will be made for one year only. The maximum award will be $50,000 for one year. Funding is to cover direct costs only, and costs should be reflected in the budget.

Funding Type



Junior Faculty
Post Doctoral Fellows


Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

February 15, 2024