The Thrasher Research Fund has been awarding grants for children's medical
research for over 40 years. The purpose of the E.W. "Al" Thrasher Awards is to
improve children's health through medical research, with an emphasis on projects
that have the potential to translate into clinically meaningful results within a
few years. The Fund awards grants two times per year, with no fixed number of
awards given in each funding cycle or in each year.