Center for Orphan Disease Research & Therapy

Rare Disease Overview ODC Opportunities

RFA-Improved Therapies for Rare Diseases - MDBR Pilot Grants and Postdoctoral Fellowships

As a result of the Million Dollar Bike Ride, the Orphan Disease Center announces a Request for Applications (RFA) to support research from fundraising efforts for $50,000 - $65,000 Pilot Grants, and $35,000 Postdoctoral Fellowship Grants.  International applications are welcome; the RFA is not restricted to Penn/CHOP or USA researchers.

Pilot grants are available for research related to: Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD), Congenital Hyperinsulinism (CHI), Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM), Mucolipidosis Type IV, Niemann Pick Type C (NPC), Pitt Hopkins, and RASopathies

Postdoctoral Fellowships are available for research related to: Congenital Muscular Dystrophy (CMD), Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia (HoFH), Friedreich's Ataxia (FRDA), Hemophilia, Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS), Niemann Pick Type C (NPC), and Tay-Sachs and related disorders

The timeline for the RFA/grant program is as follows:

     RFA Posted: August 1, 2014

     Pre-application deadline: September 15, 2014, documents are to be uploaded no later than 5pm - PRE-APPLICATION IS CLOSED!

     Invitation to submit a Full-application by September 23, 2014

     Full-application deadline: October 20, 2014 (by invitation only) documents are to be uploaded no later than 8PM EST

     Anticipated start date: December 1, 2014


                         Postdoctoral Fellowship

                                     Postdoctoral Fellowship Application Guidelines

                                     Postdoctoral Fellowship Cover Page/Institutional Signature Form

                                     Postdoc online application

                        Pilot Grant

                                     Pilot Grant Application Guidelines

                                     Pilot Cover Page/Institutional Signature Form

                                     Pilot online application

                       Budget template

                       NIH Biosketch sample

All applicants must become a member in the Orphan Disease Center to participate in this RFA. Please view our membership details.