July 28, 2014
The Foundation for Prader-Willi Research (FPWR), a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting research to advance the understanding and treatment of Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS), announces the availability of funds to support innovative research relevant to PWS. FPWR is particularly interested in supporting projects that will lead to new interventions to alleviate the symptoms associated with PWS.
Priority will be given to the following areas of research, although alternative areas of high scientific merit will also be considered:
- Molecular basis of the PWS phenotype
- Regulation of appetite and energy homeostasis in individuals with PWS; development and evaluation of therapeutic interventions to regulate appetite and satiety in PWS
- Etiology of medical, behavioral and psychiatric complications in PWS; development and evaluation of therapeutic interventions
- Development of novel therapeutic interventions using in vitro and in vivo models of PWS
A more complete list of research priorities may be found here.
Funds Available: Applicants may request up to $100,000 USD in direct costs for the initial year of support, with the possibility of a second year of funding upon competitive renewal. Indirect costs of up to 8% are allowed.