Million Dollar Bike Ride Grant Program

September 23 is the Deadline to Apply for Two FOP Research Grants

The IFOPA is pleased to partner again this year with the Orphan Disease Center (ODC) at the University of Pennsylvania to expand FOP research grants through the 2019 Million Dollar Bike Ride Pilot Grant Program

Two FOP research grants valued at $40,208 each are now seeking applicants. The Orphan Disease Center’s application process is two steps – a Letter of Interest (LOI) due at 8 pm EST on September 23, 2019, followed by an invitation to complete a full application. This Request for Applications (RFA) is open to the international community. All individuals holding a faculty‐level appointment at an academic institution or a senior scientific position at a nonprofit institution or foundation are eligible to respond to this RFA. The two areas of FOP research focus for grant consideration are:

  1. Research that seeks to identify biomarkers, including novel imaging techniques, capable of measuring and predicting early FOP disease progression and/or treatment response.
  2. Research that investigates and further elucidates the immunologic mechanism in FOP.
Awardees of the research funding may have access to the IFOPA’s FOP Mouse Model (IFOPA will support the cost of animal models with the exception of shipping) or available samples from the IFOPA's FOP Biobank, if needed. Please contact the IFOPA at grants@ifopa.org for further details on these resources.

These grants are made possible by Team #cureFOP riders who participated in the Million Dollar Bike Ride and the IFOPA.

Review all program details and application instructions


Official Program Announcement From the Orphan Disease Center

The Orphan Disease Center (ODC) at the University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce the 2019 Million Dollar Bike Ride Pilot Grant Program. The program is now open and offering up to 38 different research grant opportunities focusing on 30 different rare diseases. This program provides a one‐year grant to support research related to a rare disease represented in the 2019 Million Dollar Bike Ride. Number of awards and dollar amounts vary per disease based on fundraising totals by each disease team. This Request for Applications (RFA) is open to the international community. All individuals holding a faculty‐level appointment at an academic institution or a senior scientific position at a nonprofit institution or foundation are eligible to respond to this RFA. We ask that you please share this funding opportunity with your department or other relevant researchers. 

For more details about this grant program, rare disease focus areas, and how to apply, please visit the Orphan Disease Center. The RFA Guidelines are available. Letters of Interest (LOIs) are due no later than Monday, September 23, 2019 by 8 pm EST. Please refer to our website for instructions on LOI submission.  

Questions?
Please contact Samantha Charleston by email, or call +1 215-573-6822 with any questions.

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