Research Grant Program

The deadline to apply for a research grant from the IOCDF for the 2021 award cycle has passed. The Foundation for OCD Research (FFOR) also provides grants to support innovative research that will advance the understanding and/or treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder. Detailed information is available at:

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The International OCD Foundation is pleased to announce that we will be offering research grants to scientists investigating OCD and related disorders in 2021! The generosity of our donors has allowed us to make over $750,000 in research funding available this year.

Grants will be awarded through a competitive application process. To apply, please complete and submit an application any time between January 4, 2021 and March 1, 2021. Learn more about the available grants below.

2021 Research Grant Awards:

The generosity of the IOCDF’s donors has allowed for us to offer over $750,000 in research funding in 2021 through two grant types: the Michael Jenike Young Investigator Awards, and the Innovator Awards.

Innovator Awards

These $300,000 grants are intended for senior researchers investigating OCD. The goal of these awards is to support research with the potential to revolutionize scientific understanding of OCD, accelerate progress toward new and more effective treatments, and discover ways to prevent OCD from taking hold in the first place. The Innovator Awards are made possible through the generosity of an anonymous donor to the IOCDF.

Michael Jenike Young Investigator Awards

These grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded to early career researchers pursuing projects investigating OCD, BDD, hoarding disorder, or other disorders related to OCD. The Jenike Awards are made possible by thousands of individual donors who contribute to our research grant fund.

Race, Ethnicity, and Culture

Through funding raised by OCD Jacksonville, the IOCDF has created a dedicated fund to support research on the role that race, ethnicity, and culture play in OCD and related disorders, including how they influence symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and treatment access. These awards will be made through the Jenike Award program, and are available to all early career researchers.

Questions? Please contact us at to learn more about the IOCDF Research Grant Program and funding opportunities available in 2021.