Call for Thyroid Research Grants  
Opens: December 21, 2020 
Deadline: February 22, 2021 

The ATA is pleased to announce the availability of funds from ThyCa, ATA, and Bite Me Cancer to support new investigator-initiated research projects in the area of thyroid disease and thyroid cancer.  

Research awards are intended to assist new investigators, US or international, in obtaining preliminary data for submission of a more substantial application (e.g. to the National Institutes of Health [NIH]). Please review the 2021 Call for Research Proposals before proceeding.

The ATA Research Committee will commence their review of the short proposals in February 2021 and subsequently invite selected proposals for to submit a full application in March/April. Long applications will be reviewed through May and the final decision will be emailed in June/July 2021. Be sure to check back here for updates on the status of your research grant application.  

  • Short Proposal Due Monday, February 22, 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
  • First Round Decisions and Invitations to Submit a Long Application by March 31, 2021
  • Long Application Due in April 2021  (Date: TBD)
  • Final Decisions and Award Notifications Sent in June/July 2021. 

We look forward to reviewing your thyroid research project.



These grants are made possible by the funds raised for thyroid research by the generous members and donors of the following three organizations.Learn more about the various campaigns for the Thyroid Research Grant Program and how can you support the programs by clicking the logos below: 

ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc.

Bite Me Cancer

American Thyroid Association


 For questions and information regarding the Thyroid Research Grants please contact the ATA Thyroid Research Grants staff via email: research@thyroid.org or phone: 703-998-8890.
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