Student Research Grants

Student Research Grants

Application Deadline:  Closed

The purpose of the AED Student Research Grant Program is to support innovative and cutting-edge research conducted by student members of the AED.  In 2014, the AED will award up to two grants of $1,000 each to support any aspect of a student research project, including (but not limited to) participant payments, support staff salaries, and costs related to study assessments and/or database management.  However, funds may not be used for travel or salary/stipend support for the awardee. 

Applicants must be AED student members, or a membership application must be submitted with the grant application. AED student members must be full-time students in a degree program, or physicians-in-training with interest or involvement in the field of eating and related disorders.  Postdoctoral trainees and residents do not qualify for the AED Student Research Grant Program.

Students may apply for either an AED Student Research Grant or an AED Travel Scholarship (see scholarship descriptions above), but not both during the same award year.  Instead, students are encouraged to apply for these mechanisms in different years.

Awardees will be honored during the Awards Ceremony at the 2014 ICED.  Awardees are encouraged (but not required) to attend the convocation and the annual meeting. Awardees will be required to acknowledge the award in presentations and publications emanating from the research and to provide yearly updates to the AED Scientific Committee on research progress. 

Please submit all application materials to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . All applications are due no later than October 11, 2013.

Eligibility:

  1. Applicants must be a current student AED member or a completed membership application must accompany the grant materials.
  2. Applicants must be nominated by a non-student member of AED.
  3. In the same year, students may apply for a either an AED Student Research Grant or an AED Travel Scholarship, but not both. However, students are encouraged to apply for these mechanisms in different years.

Application Materials:

Materials Submitted by Nominee
Applicants should submit the following materials:

1. The AED Common Application form

2. A current curriculum vita.

3. A two-page, single-spaced Research Plan outlining the specific aims of the project, the background literature, the study procedure and methods and the timeline for completion. Within the research plan, nominees should provide a brief statement that indicates: 1) whether the research fulfills a degree requirement (i.e., a thesis, a dissertation; NOTE: the information on whether the research is for a degree is not a requirement, but is helpful information for the review committee); and 2) how the funds will be spent in the conduct of the research.

4. A detailed budget that lists materials and other items and their costs.

Materials Submitted by Nominators/Referees

Nominators/Referees should submit the following materials:

1. A nomination letter from a non-student member of the AED. This letter can be no longer than 500 words in length and should comment on the Nominee's research plan, his/her potential as a researcher and the potential for the successful completion of the proposed project.

2. One additional letter of support from a faculty member from the Nominee's institution or in the eating disorders field. This letter should be no longer than 500 words in the length and should address the importance of the Nominee's proposed research and the Nominee's contributions to this work.

Application Process:

1. Applications will be reviewed by the AED Scientific Committee. 

2. All application materials should be sent electronically to the AED Headquarters at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

3. Applications are due no later than October 11, 2013.

Post-Award Procedures:

Awardees will be encouraged (but not required) to attend the AED International Conference on Eating Disorders to receive their award and research funds.