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Prader-Willi Research Grant

The Prader-Willi Research Grant from the Foundation for Prader-Willi Research (FPWR) provides funding for innovative, high risk/high reward research addressing Prader-Willi syndrome. Current funding priorities are given to:

  • Genotype to phenotype: understanding PWS genetics / how the loss of PWS-critical region genes leads to the phenotype
  • Neurobiology of hunger/feeding behavior in PWS
  • Neurobiology of cognitive deficits, maladaptive behavior, and mental illness in PWS
  • Clinical care research: evaluation of existing drugs and interventions to improve health and quality of life in PWS
  • Therapeutics development for PWS- Genetic therapies; novel pharmaceuticals; drug repurposing for PWS

Applicants worldwide must have a primary faculty appointment at the level of Instructor or above. Funding of up to 100,000 USD per year in direct costs for up to 2 years is available. Applicants may apply for up to 8% in indirect costs funding.

Autumn 2022 application round: letters of intent are due September 9, 2022; full applications are due November 18, 2022.

Challenge: Rare Diseases

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