Application Window Now Open for 2024 Boston Marathon Medical Research Funding Program

July 19, 2023

BOSTON /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) is now accepting letter of intents from scientific researchers interested in being part of the 2024 Boston Marathon Medical Research Funding Program at the 128th Boston Marathon presented by Bank of America, to be run on April 15, 2024.

The B.A.A. Medical Research Funding Program provides an annual request for proposal for scientific researchers to conduct research at the world’s oldest annual marathon. Investigators are asked to submit scientific proposals for projects that can be conducted in conjunction with the race.

All letters of intent received by the August 10, 2023, submission deadline will be considered by B.A.A. leadership, medical directors and an external panel of scientific experts. Awardees will be chosen and notified with ample time to secure institutional review board approval. This program will provide investigators with a one-time itemized budget of up to $25,000 to complete the proposed work, though the B.A.A. may choose multiple proposals at lower amounts to support depending on submissions received.

Proposals for field studies aimed at delineating key aspects of athlete health and performance are encouraged, as are studies inclusive of Para athletes and studies that examine issues related to gender and diversity. Proposals and any program questions should be emailed to medical@baa.org for review and response by the B.A.A.

Information on submission requirements, judgement criteria, and a timeline of the Medical Research Funding Program can be found here.


Established in 1887, the Boston Athletic Association is a non-profit organization with a mission of promoting a healthy lifestyle through sports, especially running. The B.A.A. manages the Boston Marathon, and supports comprehensive charity, youth, and year-round programming. The Boston Marathon is part of the Abbott World Marathon Majors, along with international marathons in Tokyo, London, Berlin, Chicago, and New York City. Starting in 2024, the Boston Marathon’s presenting partner will be Bank of America. The 128th Boston Marathon is scheduled to take place on Monday, April 15, 2024. For more information on the B.A.A., please visit www.baa.org.


Chris Lotsbom

Director of Race Communications & Media