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FAST IMPACT Award (Angelman syndrome | clinical trial | worldwide)

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The FAST IMPACT (Innovative Methods to Advance Angelman Syndrome Treatments Towards Clinical Trials) Award from the Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics (FAST) provides funding for translational research projects that move from early studies to potential drugs for clinical trials in Angelman syndrome. The grant encourages innovative proposals focused on moving therapeutic options forward for individuals with Angelman syndrome. FAST is interested in considering proposals that have strong scientific and biological foundations, encompassing both clinical and pre-clinical approaches. These proposals should directly address the fundamental mechanisms involved in Angelman syndrome.

Eligibility:

  • Individuals should possess training and experience at least equivalent to the PhD or MD level.
  • Institutions receiving grants must be recognized as non-profit.
  • Awardees are required to pursue their research and academic activities on a full-time basis, or as specified by the sponsoring institution in accordance with its policies.

The grant provides a maximum funding of 1 million USD per year for a period of 1-2 years (up to 5% indirect costs). Each award includes a 3,000 USD travel stipend to facilitate the PI and one trainee, if applicable, to attend the annual FAST scientific symposium, where they may be asked to present their current research progress.

Applicants are encouraged to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) to FAST at science@cureangelman.org to assess the feasibility of a potential request before applying. LOIs must be submitted as one PDF file containing the following information:

  • A brief description of the project, including objectives and rationale.
  • An estimated budget and duration of the project.
  • Preliminary data supporting the project.
  • A CV/Biosketch.

The entire LOI (excluding the CV) should not exceed 3 pages. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

This grant has rolling submissions. Submit applications at any time.

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