Eating Disorders Research 

Eating Disorders Research Grants Program

The fundamental aim of this grants program is to understand the biology underlying the psychiatric disease anorexia nervosa, with the goal of accelerating progress toward prevention and treatment.  We fund grants to academic researchers for 1 – 3 year projects to research the biology of this disease, and the questions of how and why it develops and persists.  We encourage approaches that incorporate neurobiology with an up-to-date understanding of the symptoms and dysfunction associated with anorexia nervosa.

The 2020 Request for Applications Deadline has passed. 

2020 Application Materials and Resources

2020 RFA Application forms Budget template Application instructions 
Grant policies Selection criteria & FAQ  Scientific review committee Previous grant recipients
Clinical overview of anorexia nervosaRecording of a webinar for basic researchers who want a better understanding of the clinical aspects of anorexia nervosa. KFF will not use/share your contact information with external parties. 
Between wellness, relapse, and remission: Stages of illness in anorexia nervosa: Publication and summary poster of a KFF-funded Delphi Panel study to define longitudinal stages of illness in anorexia nervosa.




The ANGI study collected clinical information and DNA samples from over 13,000 anorexia patients in the United States, Sweden, Australia, and Denmark, and compared this to DNA from people without a history of eating disorders in order to detect genetic variation that contributes to this potentially life-threatening illness. The study was published in Nature Genetics in July of 2019. Please click here to learn how to access data from ANGI and other study cohorts.

Please contact us at EDresearch [at] with questions relating to project eligibility, the application process, to be notified of future RFAs, or any other questions about the Eating Disorders Research Grants Program.

Exceptional opportunities to address unmet needs

In addition to the grants program, we are interested in bold, imaginative, game-changing research with high potential impact and importance to Anorexia Nervosa. Please contact us at EDResearch [at] for an initial di scussion.