The Celiac Disease Foundation is committed to driving diagnosis, treatments, and a cure for celiac disease. One way we fulfill this mission is by funding research at renowned institutions. In 2016, the Foundation created the Young Investigator Research Grant Award with the North American Society for the Study of Celiac Disease (NASSCD). Because of the acute lack of funding from NIH and other grant sources for celiac disease research relative to other autoimmune and digestive diseases, young researchers were gravitating toward diseases with greater opportunity for funding and advancement. We created this award with the intention of keeping some of the best and brightest researchers focused on finding treatments and a cure for celiac disease.

Another way we fulfill our mission of driving diagnosis, treatment, and a cure is through our Research Prizes. A decade ago, the Celiac Disease Foundation participated in the awarding of the William K. Warren Prize for Excellence in Celiac Disease Research, a legacy gift to recognize investigators whose research was judged to have made a significant contribution to the field of celiac disease research. Continuing in this tradition, in May 2022, the Celiac Disease Foundation established two annual international celiac disease research prizes to promote breakthrough scientific research so we can, one day, live in a world free of celiac disease: the Celiac Disease Foundation Prize for Excellence in Celiac Disease Research and the Young Investigator Prize.