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Founders: Padma Lakshmi, Tamer Seckin, MD
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EndoFound Research Grants

The Endometriosis Foundation of America (EndoFound) Request for Proposals award funding. EndoFound plans to award grants of a maximum of $50,000 each, which will be dispersed over two years ($25,000/year).

Our philosophy is to support research that improves the standard of care for endometriosis patients. We are pleased to advance endometriosis science. Click here to read about our commitment to research.


The 2024-2026 grant cycle application ended Dec 1, 2023.
The 2025-2027 grant cycle application is planned to open on September 1, 2024, and close on December 1, 2024.


  • The grant period is for two calendar years.
  • The grant will cover direct costs related to the research. Indirect costs are limited to 10% of the overall budget per year (e.g. if the requested amount is $50,000, indirect costs will cover a maximum $2,500 per year). The grant will not cover costs that include:
    • Travel for an investigator to present research findings at a professional meeting, conference, or seminar;
    • Acquisition of computers or other electronic hardware;
    • Capital acquisition of equipment.
  • If there are presentations and publications produced as a result of the research, grant recipients are expected to acknowledge EndoFound.
  • Grant recipients are expected to provide an interim (1-year) and final report (2-year)  to Endofound.


Click here to view interviews with past grant recipients and here for all recipients.