Research Managers are available by e-mail or telephone to answer questions that may arise while preparing either a Concept Paper or a full proposal. We suggest contacting them to make sure that your proposed work is a fit with the Thrasher Research Fund.
Thrasher Award amounts and time periods vary depending on the specific needs of each proposal. Projects are supported for up to three years. Awards from the Fund have ranged from a $100,000 to over $500,000. The Fund's median award is $350,000, with most between $200,000-$400,000.
Early Career Awards are limited to a maximum of $25,000 in direct costs, plus up to 7% indirect costs. Early Career Awards are made for a maximum of two years.
The Fund approves 8-10 E.W. "Al" Thrasher Awards per year, and at least 32 Early Career Awards each year.
Click here for deadlines for the E. W. "Al" Thrasher Awards.
Click here for deadlines for the Early Career Award Program.
The Fund makes every attempt to move projects through the review process as expeditiously as possible. Many factors can increase or decrease the amount of time for review. It typically takes eight to ten months to complete the review process and receive a final decision on the completed application.
Applicants to the Early Career Award Program click here for specific timelines.
Instructions and templates for Concept Papers and the Proposal Application are found on the website under each award. Proposal Applications are only to be submitted upon invitation. The Budget template to be submitted with the Proposal Application is also available on the website.
The following links will direct you to the templates for each award:
E.W. "Al" Thrasher Award
E.W. "Al" Thrasher Award Concept Paper Template
E.W. "Al" Thrasher Award Proposal Application
E.W. "Al' Thrasher Award Budget Template
Early Career Award
Early Career Award Concept Paper Template
Early Career Award Proposal Application