2 Grants Available for GLA/GSD Research

microscopeThe Orphan Disease Center (ODC) at the University of Pennsylvania invites researchers to participate in the 2017 Million Dollar Bike Ride Pilot Grant Program.  The program is now open and offering 33 different research grant opportunities focusing on 23 different rare diseases.   This program provides a one‐year grant to support research related to a rare disease represented in the 2017 Million Dollar Bike Ride.

Two grants are available for basic science and/or clinical research on Generalized Lymphatic Anomaly (GLA; a.k.a. lymphangiomatosis) and Gorham-Stout Disease (GSD). One is for $80,185 and the other is for $52,109. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, genetic analysis, biomarker identification, cell line creation and characterization, and imaging. These grants are made possible by Team LGDA (Lymphangiomatosis & Gorham’s Disease Alliance) and Team LMI (Lymphatic Malformation Institute).

This 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 non-profit institution or foundation are eligible to respond to this RFA.

For more details about this grant program, rare disease focus areas, and how to apply, please visit the ODC website, here.  Letters of Interest (LOIs) are due no later than Monday, September 18, 2017 by 8pm EST.  Please refer to UPenn Orphan Disease Center website for instructions on LOI submission.