Call for Research Grant Applications: Histiocytosis Association
Application Deadline: July 31, 2012
Grant Award Amount: Up to $50,000 USD each
Grant Award Date: December 2012
A Rare Community
The Histiocytosis Association is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing the unique needs of patients and families dealing with the effects of histiocytic disorders while leading the search for a cure. It is the only organization of its kind, connecting the patient and medical communities to:
Grow and share knowledge of histiocytic disorders,
Provide critical emotional and educational support to patients and families, and
Identify and fund key research initiatives that will lead to a world free of histiocytic disorders.
Funding the Path to a Cure
Research Grant Applications are being accepted for studies into the causes, mechanisms, and improved means of treatment for histiocytic disorders. Grant applications by new investigators are strongly encouraged. Grant applications will be evaluated on the basis of science, feasibility, and relevance. Listed below are some areas of interest; however, all relevant grant applications are encouraged and will be considered.
Biology of dendritic cells, macrophages and/or lymphocytes in the pathogenesis of histiocytic disorders
CNS pathology in histiocytic disorders
Cytokine production in histiocytic disorders
Focused studies on the more rare histiocytic disorders including Erdheim-Chester disease, Juvenile xanthogranuloma and Rosai-Dorfman disease
Histiocytic disorders in adults
Immune function studies in histiocytic disorders
Marker studies for histiocytic disorders
Mechanism of dendritic cell homing
Mechanisms of disease pathogenesis in histiocytic disorders
Neuropsychiatric consequences of histiocytic disorders
Studies of surface antigen profile of LCH lesional cells
Research Grant Applications will be reviewed and evaluated by the Histiocyte Society Scientific Committee for relevance, scientific impact and feasibility. The Histiocytosis Association receives the composite score from this review, and the grant applications are then ranked for funding based upon programmatic needs and the availability of funds in each grant application cycle.
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