Research Grants

Fitrockr and Garmin support innovate research through grant programs that provide the tools to conduct health data research studies based on wearable data.

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Research Grant – 
Americas 2023

The Fitrockr & Garmin Health grant is supporting innovative use of our data and ecosystem to researchers in selected countries. 

Apply here for a grant which will provide support for research projects with up to 50 participants.

Application deadline: Nov 30, 2023 – closed

Awardee will receive: 

5 Garmin wearables

3 months unrestricted access to the Fitrockr Health Solution Platform for up to 50 users

Opportunity to be featured on Garmin Health blog

Application Requirements

Eligible Researchers

Postgrads, PhD, Postdocs and Senior Researchers who:

  • plan or have a research study that utilizes health data from wearable devices.  
  • are working at a university or research institution.

Eligible Research Studies

Research studies that utilize data from Garmin wearables such as daily health and activity data, workout details, sleep, HRV, heart rate, stress, steps, pulse oxygen, respiration, zero crossing, accelerometer or gyroscope. 

Timing & Deadlines

Application deadline: Nov 30, 2023

Grant decision: Dec 31, 2023 

Study start: Jan 1, 2024 – Jun 30, 2024

Data collection timeframe: up to 3 months

Application Requirements

  • Abstract of planned project / study (max. 500 words)
  • Personal introduction (max. 200 words)
  • CV incl. publication list

Selection Criteria

  • Quality, feasibility, innovation and goals of the proposed project
  • How the grant will support the project
  • Scientific merit
  • Applicant’s expertise and capability to execute the study

All applications will be reviewed by a selection committee consisting of the following experts:

Jesse Blackstock

Garmin Health

Dr. Leon Brudy

Garmin Health

Scott Burgett

Garmin Health

Joerg Fehlinger

Fitrockr Health Solutions

Eligible Countries

For our grant, we currently invite researchers from any country in North or South America.


Garmin Health provides custom enterprise business solutions that leverage Garmin’s extensive wearable portfolio and high-quality sensor data for applications in the corporate wellness, population health, and patient monitoring markets. As part of a global company that designs, manufactures and ships products worldwide, Garmin Health supports its customers’ commerce and logistics needs, allowing enterprises to scale with a single, trusted partner. 
The Fitrockr platform is an innovative platform to run health data research projects based on Garmin wearables. It provides access to high resolution health data recorded via Garmin wearables for research studies. 

This grant is now closed. 

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