Advancing a Cure

The FARE Investigator in Food Allergy Awards

A crucial goal of FARE’s strategic plan for research is to expand the participation and involvement of the scientific and medical community in food allergy research, with a particular emphasis on attracting new investigators to the field.

To achieve this goal, the FARE Investigator in Food Allergy Awards provide salary and research support over a two- to five-year period, allowing outstanding new and mid-career investigators to direct, or redirect, their career toward the study of food allergy, including developing the theories, tools, methods or approaches to study this area.

FARE announced the recipients of its inaugural FARE Investigator in Food Allergy Awards on March 23, 2015. Click here to read more about the five awardees and their research projects

About the Awards

The following awards are offered:

  • The New Investigators Award ($75,000 annually for two years) supports the development of an academic research career by providing salary support and laboratory expenses (up to $10,000 per year) for research conducted by individuals (MD, PhD, MD/PhD or DO) who have completed at least two years of allergy/immunology training and who will be entering their third or fourth year of fellowship training. The funding supports investigators involved in education and basic and/or clinical research on the mechanisms and treatment of food allergic diseases. Applicants must be either certified or on track toward certification by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology, and must conduct their research at an allergy/immunology training program in the United States. Only U.S.-based researchers will be considered.

  • The Mid-Career Investigators Award ($150,000 annually for five years) focuses on established investigators holding the academic rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, or the equivalent in non-academic research settings. Recipients must have records of scientific accomplishment and independent, peer-reviewed federal or private research grant funding. These awards are available to investigators who have proven themselves capable of performing cutting-edge research in other areas, but now want to transition to work in food allergy. They do not support individuals in primary training or those without demonstrated competence (i.e., grants and publications) in other areas. Candidates are not required to have active research grant support at the time of application. The purpose of the award is to provide candidates with support for intensive research experiences over a period of up to five years to acquire new capabilities that are within the FARE research mission. It is expected that the proposed career enhancement plan will represent a novel extension of the research of the candidate to the pathogenesis or treatment of food allergy. Such experiences will afford candidate investigators protected time in order to facilitate the introduction of food allergy research into the candidate’s existing research program. The award will provide $150,000 per year, for five years, for salary and lab expenses, which may not exceed $20,000 annually. Only U.S.-based researchers will be considered.

Application Process

Proposals are peer-reviewed by a FARE-organized panel of distinguished scientists and biotechnology experts. Applying for grants is a two-step process. First, all applicants must submit an Initial Request for Research Support. Second, select applicants will be invited to submit full applications detailing their grant request.

FARE will be accepting the next round of submissions for the FARE Investigator in Food Allergy Awards in the Fall of 2016.

For more information about FARE Investigator in Food Allergy Awards, please contact Mary Jane Marchisotto, Senior Vice President of Research, at or 212-207-1974.