Two New FOP Grants Available

Letter of Interest (LOI) due September 10 


The IFOPA is pleased to partner this year with the Orphan Disease Center (ODC) at the University of Pennsylvania to expand FOP research grants through the 2018 Million Dollar Bike Ride Pilot Grant Program. Two grants valued at $37,633 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 10, 2018 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
Winners 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 Biobank, if needed. Please contact the IFOPA at [email protected] 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. 

Please contact Samantha Charleston at [email protected] or (215) 573-6822 with any questions.

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