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Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation Research Grants Program
The Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation strives to foster research that will have the greatest potential impact on Sjögren’s patients, ensuring new therapeutics are developed and a cure found.
One important way in which we strive for change is to promote innovative research that will have the greatest impact on the lives of those who have this prevalent and devastating disease. We want to help spur the research community to generate fresh ideas that will bring novel approaches to treatment and the development of new therapeutics and lead to a cure. The SSF currently focuses on many initiatives to reach this goal, including: the development of Clinical Practice Guidelines, the launching of a Clinical Trials Consortium, advocacy among federal research entities, and through the SSF Research Grants Program.
The SSF Research Grants Program places a high priority on both clinical and basic scientific research into the cause, prevention, detection, treatment, and cure of Sjögren’s, with support provided to investigators at every career level from student to junior investigator to senior-level leader.
SSF Research Funding Priorities
Innovation is key for all SSF research funding. We must inspire new ideas and the gathering of data necessary to determine if those ideas are viable so that investigators can take a risk to pursue a concept that could prove to be a major breakthrough in Sjögren’s.
Funding decisions for SSF grants will be based on the following priorities:
• Innovative and creative concepts
• Novel diagnostics and relevance to the SSF Breakthrough Goal
• Direct relevance to Sjögren’s
• High quality science
• Preliminary data; probability of SSF seed money leading to an NIH grant
• Potential practical importance through the use of human tissues or blood samples
• Outcome could define new therapeutic target in SS
• Collaborative aspects of project
• Focused and achievable in the time lines
• Author on peer-reviewed articles
• A young investigator who has already displayed a productive commitment to SS research and a potential career in the field
• Letters of recommendation (if required) praise commitment, focus, high standards and excellence Financial support important for the salary support and execution of the research
•Excellent lab environment and mentorship available if young investigator
Grants will be awarded in amounts ranging between $15,000 and $50,000 a year for two years, depending on satisfactory progress. A human study that reviewers deem to be the most innovative project will be eligible for a $50,000 grant. All investigators will submit a budget for$35,000 and revise the budget once an award offer is accepted.
SSF research grants are open to basic and clinical scientists holding an advanced degree (MD, DDS, DMD, or PhD) at any U.S. university or research institution. Both junior and senior investigators may apply. For physicians, advanced clinical training in a specialty related to Sjögren’s, such as rheumatology or ophthalmology, is desirable.
The application receipt deadline is February 1, 2015. The grant funding period is July 1 through June 30.
Sjögren's Syndrome Foundation
6707 Democracy Boulevard
Bethesda, MD 20817
Toll Free: (800) 475-6473
Local call: (301) 530-4420
Fax: (301) 530-4415
Call for Research Grant Applications: Cicatricial Alopecia Research Foundation
The Cicatricial Alopecia Research Foundation (CARF) seeks original, focused, and innovative research grant applications dealing with primary cicatricial alopecia (PCA). Applications will be accepted from laboratories around the world. The proposed project must serve to further CARF's research goals, namely, to understand the pathogenesis of PCA, an understanding that will lead to effective prevention and therapy. CARF will give priority to research proposals based on the following topics.
Role of lipids and lipid metabolism in normal hair follicle stem cell biology and cycling
Role of PPARs and other lipid regulators in the pathogenesis of PCA
Role of peroxisomes in hair follicle biology
Role of neuroinflammation in PCA
Role of environmental triggers in the pathogenesis of PCA
Function of sebaceous glands in normal hair follicle biology.
Mechanism of hair shaft egress from the terminal hair follicle
Hair follicle regeneration in a site of tissue repair
GUIDELINES: All applications for grant requests should clearly state research goals, rationale, brief background, and brief experimental protocol. The planned study may not exceed two years in duration. Included in the submission should be a discussion of anticipated results and their potential significance to understanding PCA. Typical awards are $5,000 to $20,000.
A final progress report must be submitted at the end of the funding period. A progress report must be submitted at the end of the first year to obtain a second year no-cost extension. CARF must be acknowledged on all presentations and publications resulting from CARF funded grants.
Applications are reviewed and funded on an annual basis.
Annual application deadline: March 15. Funding decisions made by June 15.
Cystinosis Foundation Deanna Lynn Potts Scholarship
Deanna Lynn Potts was born with Cystinosis and lived to be 27 years old. Before she died, she discussed her wishes to start a scholarship fund for children with Cystinosis.
We know how devastating a chronic illness can have on a family emotionally, physically, socially, and financially. Children with Cystinosis are living longer, thanks to medical science and therefore, embarking on careers.
These careers require education. Education is expensive, yet something we do not want to deprive our children of in our world today. Due to the financially draining medical costs, it might prove difficult to send a child to college.
Through this fund, we hope to help some of those students.
PURPOSE: To provide supplemental financial assistance to an undergraduate student diagnosed with Cystinosis enrolled in an accredited collegiate or vocational program.
SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: A $1000 scholarship awarded annually. The award is contingent upon the winners acceptance to an accredited college, university, or vocational program and will be payable to the education institution to be applied to tuition, room and board.
ELIGIBILITY: Each candidate must be a current high school senior, who has Cystinosis and have a financial need.
Documentation/verification of Cystinosis (e.g. letter from physician.)
An official copy of high school transcript.
Two letters of recommendation from current teachers/faculty members and/or counselors regarding applicant's scholastic aptitude and personal qualifications.
An essay of 500 words. We want to know a person who has played a vital role in student's life. How? Why? The essay should be typewritten and double spaced
A copy of the previous year's income tax return.
JUDGING CRITERIA: The essay will earn a possible 40 points and will be judged on the basis of rationale, grammar and comprehension. Transcripts and letters of recommendation will carry a possible additional 20 points. The Cystinosis Foundation Board will establish an independent judging panel to evaluate and rate the applicants. The decision of the judges is final. Finalists may be interviewed before selection is made.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: Application and all accompanying documents must be received at the Cystinosis Foundation Office in a single, flat package by March 30th of each year. You can call the Cystinosis Foundation for an application 888-631-1588.
Remember, the deadline for receiving applications is March 30th of each year.
Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome Foundation Grants
Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome (SDS) is a multi-system autosomal-recessive disorder characterized by exocrine pancreatic dysfunction, and varying degrees of marrow dysfunction with cytopenias. Many associated clinical problems have also been described, including skeletal anomalies, metaphyseal dysostosis, rib abnormalities, cleft palate, dental abnormalities and others. Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome Foundation (SDSF) is a nonprofit support organization actively helping the victims of this disease. SDSF is accepting grant requests for research relevant to this disease. Any high quality, innovative research proposal deemed relevant to SDS will be considered. The following are areas of particular interest:
Investigate or evaluate potential novel therapies or potential novel therapeutic strategies- preferred applications
Evaluate predictors of bone marrow abnormalities to determine their correlation with the disease
Determine the causes of and investiagte treatments for bone marrow failure and leukemia
Evaluate protocols and regimens for bone marrow transplants
Evaluate causes and investigate treatments for graft vs host disease and other infections of post bone marrow transplants
Investigations related to adult patient presentation, management, and care including transition from pediatric-centered to adult care
Persons applying for these grants must be in a faculty position with authority to hold an independent research grant (not a training position).
Letter of Intent
The potential applicant should write a one-page letter of intent to the SDSF, indicating the applicant’s position and affiliation, describing their planned project, and explaining its relevance to Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome. These letters are reviewed by SDSF’s Medical and Scientific Advisory Board (MSAB) grant review process.
This letter will be used to identify applicants who will be asked to provide a full application.
The letter is due no later than March 12th. All those who have submitted a letter of intent will receive a reply by April 5th. All Grant Applications must be submitted by May 15th. The final grant decision will be announced by July 31st with a November 1st start date.
Terms of Support
Support may be provided for up to two (2) years in an amount not to exceed $35,000 per year, including expenses. The second year funding will not be released until a Progress Report has been reviewed and approved by the MSAB. The date for the Progress Report is October 1st. Applicants may submit only one grant application at a time, and may hold only one grant at a time.
If you would like us to send you a grant application, have any questions regarding the grant process or have an interest in the disease, please contact SDSF at the address indicated on the home page of our website, call toll free 1-888-825-SDSF (7373) or via email at email@example.com.
Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Foundation Research Grants
The CdLS Foundation has a vision and researchers have the determination to find treatments to help individuals with CdLS overcome many of the challenges they face.
Previous Foundation grants have supported research on a range of topics, including dental anesthesia, behavior, aging, parental stress, thrombocytopenia, cell-based studies, and animal models.
$20,000 in funding is available annually. Applications are due by April 15 of each year.
For questions, call 800-753-2357.
FSH Society Research Grants and Fellowships
We are the world's largest and most progressive grassroots network of facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) patients, their families and research activists. The FSH Society harnesses the power and insight of a patient-driven model, as it was founded on a promise between two research scientists with FSHD never to let the disease be forgotten or neglected. We are a cause without borders.
FSH Society research and fellowship grant awards provide vital start-up funding for investigators in FSHD and research projects on FSHD. The research milestones and insights gained are demonstrably significant.
The fellowship program allows innovative and entrepreneurial research to develop and ultimately to be able to attract funding from large funding sources such as the US National Institutes of Health (NIH). The FSH Society meets an important need in funding and developing new ideas and supporting new investigators in FSHD research by giving them the funds needed to develop data and to carry their ideas to the next stage of development. Without the FSH Society research and fellowships program, many key initiatives in FSHD research might never have had the chance to begin. Well over 300 peer-reviewed papers have been published by FSH Society-funded researchers.
Since 1998, the FSH Society has transformed FSHD research. The field is on the verge of significant breakthroughs. It is essential to fund new ideas and support new investigators and new lines of investigation when tackling a disease as complex as FSHD.
Deadlines for receipt of grant, research fellowship and postdoctoral fellowship applications are February 28/29 and August 31 of each year.
CurePSP Grants Program
CurePSP has always believed that truly effective clinical interventions will follow good, solid basic scientific research. For this reason, CurePSP promotes research that helps generate an integrated picture of PSP and CBD at the molecular and cellular levels. CurePSP believes that in the long term, research of this nature will prove indispensable in developing a prevention or cure for PSP and CBD.
CurePSP has carefully structured its research program and has identified the programs that have been the most successful and those that need strengthening. With an increased research budget made possible through improved donor support, CurePSP will be able to markedly intensify the efforts to cure the disease in a way that promises relief for those afflicted today as well as hope for those who may be afflicted tomorrow.
Investigator-Initiated Research Projects
CurePSP accepts proposals for research projects by other investigators. CurePSP's Scientific Advisory Board reviews all submissions and recommends the most appropriate ones for funding. Details surrounding the submission of grants are as follows:
Grant application deadlines are quarterly on January 15, April 15, July 15, and October 15
Applicants will be notified when the grant is received by CurePSP
The Scientific Advisory Board will submit recommendations for funding at CurePSP's quarterly Board of Directors meeting
The maximum total grant amount awarded is $100,000. The period of the grant may be up to 3 years in duration but the total cannot exceed $100,000. However, greater or lesser amounts and durations may be offered depending on resources available
Any investigators interested in submitting a grant application should first review CurePSP's Research Policies and Procedures.
Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance General Research Grant
FARA accepts LOIs from qualified investigators for projects that target FARA’s research priorities twice per year (due February 1 and July 15).
For those invited to submit a full application, the deadlines for submission are April 1 and September 15, respectively.
On the Main Grant Page, put “General Research” in the “Grant Type” field.
The applicant may request a budget of up to $150,000 per year for one or two years.
General Research Grant Subtype:
Postdoctoral Trainees and Ph.D. Students
Salaries for all those contributing to the research project (PI, postdocs, graduate students, research associates, etc.) can be requested under personnel costs in the budget of a General Research Grant application.
Additionally, FARA has an application subtype specifically for PIs requesting only salary (plus applicable benefits) to support postdoctoral trainees and Ph.D. students in their laboratory. The PI is encouraged to involve the trainee/student in the preparation of the research plan to be submitted with the application. The name and CV of the postdoctoral trainee or Ph.D. student must be included in the application.
The guidelines for General Research Grants should be followed, but the only allowable budget item is salary for the postdoctoral trainee or Ph.D. student (plus applicable benefits and tuition support) and the requested amount must not exceed the appropriate NIH stipend level.
Bronya J. Keats Award for International Collaboration in Research on Friedreich's Ataxia
FARA accepts LOIs focusing on FA research that relies on international collaboration among investigators in at least two different countries. Special consideration will be given to proposals that bring new scientists to the FA community. The rationale for the collaboration needs to be convincing and must clearly demonstrate that the research goals could not be achieved by just one of the participating groups and that the synergy among the groups is essential for the success of the project.
The deadline for the LOI is May 15. For those invited to submit a full application, the deadline for submission is July 15.
On the Main Grant Page, put “Keats Award” in the “Grant Type” field. The applicants may request a combined budget of up to $200,000 per year for one or two years.