The Celiac Disease Foundation is committed to driving diagnosis, treatments, and a cure for celiac disease. Funding research at renowned institutions is critical to fulfilling this mission. In 2016, the Foundation created the Young Investigator 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. Today, in addition to supporting junior investigators, we fund investigator-initiated research, including basic, translational, and clinical research to accelerate the science toward our vision of a world free from celiac disease.