2017 Early Career Grant Challenge. For the third year in a row, the TOS Opening Session will feature the Early Career Research Grant Challenge competition offered by The Obesity Society (TOS) as a member service to foster and stimulate new research ideas related to obesity. Four finalists have been selected from early career member applications to pitch their research ideas on stage during this session. Each finalist will have five minutes to present their proposal. A panel of judges, as well as the audience, will select the winner who will receive a $25,000 research grant. Finalist announcement coming soon!