The ATA is committed to supporting research into better ways to diagnose and treat thyroid disease. The generosity of members, patients, industry, and donors in the workplace has enabled the ATA to award 71 thyroid research grants totaling $1,875,000 since the inception of the Research Fund.

ATA Research Grant Submission Deadlines

  • 2016: February 1, 2016
  • 2017: January 31, 2017
  • 2015: February 2, 2015


Research Grants

ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc. has provided funding in support of 47 special research grants totaling $1,306,250 focused on thyroid cancer and medullary thyroid cancer since 2003. ThyCa supported 3 research grants in 2014 and 3 renewing grants. ThyCa is a member of the ATA Alliance for Patient Education.

Bite Me Cancer is a new grant funder who supported one medullary thyroid cancer grant in 2014 for $28,750.

Thyroid Head and Neck Cancer Foundation (THANC) has funded sixteen grants for a total $460,000.

ATA Call for Research Grants

2016 Call for Research Grant Proposals (PDF File, 169 KB)

Research Grant Submission Site (opening late November 2015)

For further inquiries about the research grant application process, please contact Sharleene Cano at 703.998.8890 or

Publications from ATA Grants

The following represent thyroid-related publications from all ATA-supported grant recipients, arranged by the year the award was made, covering the five year period following the award.

Publications from Research Grants

Meet the Grant Recipients

Meet the Thyroid Research Grant Recipients 2015

Meet the Thyroid Research Grant Recipients 2014

Meet the Thyroid Research Grant Recipients 2013

Meet the Thyroid Research Grant Recipients 2012

Research Grants and Recipients Awarded

Research Grants Awarded – by year

ATA Research Grants

ThyCa ATA Grants

Bite Me Cancer