Research Grant Program


Apply for a Research Grant

The International OCD Foundation is pleased to announce that we will be offering research grants to scientists investigating OCD and related disorders in 2023! The generosity of our donors has allowed us to make over $1.5 million in research funding available in 2022 alone.

Grants will be awarded through a competitive application process that will open in January 2023. Learn more about the available grants and sign up for email alerts below!

2023 Research Grant Award Types

Innovator Awards

Two $300,000 grants for senior researchers pursuing high-risk, high-reward OCD research. Eligible research projects must investigate topics in the field of OCD, with a focus on finding a cure for OCD. These may include prevention (i.e., keeping OCD from taking hold) and treatment (i.e., effectively achieving significant reduction in symptoms or remission).

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. One area of particular interest this year (tied to the Research Appeal) is expanding our knowledge of the relationship between neuroinflammation and the sudden onset of OCD, as found in PANDAS/PANS. The Jenike Awards are made possible by thousands of individual donors who contribute to our research grant fund.

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