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Funding Opportunities

In order to assure the future of rare disease research, training the next generation of early-stage investigators is key. Our consortium offers both fellowship and grant funding opportunities.

NPKUA Call for Research Proposals

Opportunity Type: Pilot Grants and Other Requests for Applications

Goal: The NPKUA is seeking proposals that will help us meet the above strategic goals as well as to close existing gaps in the knowledge and science of PKU, and to further support existing PKU-related projects.

Sponsor: National PKU Alliance

Eligibility Criteria: Eligible applicants must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degrees and currently hold a full-time position at any level (post-doctoral, research scientist, assistant/associate/full professor, etc.) at an established academic/research institution. Applicants will be considered from both the United States and internationally.

Application Due Date: 2022-05-01

Term: One Year with Potential of Renewal

NPKUA Development/Validation of Function-Based Neurocognitive Testing Tools

Opportunity Type: Pilot Grants and Other Requests for Applications

Goal: The NPKUA is seeking proposals that will help us meet the above strategic goals as well as to close existing gaps in the knowledge and science of PKU, and to further support existing PKU-related projects.

Sponsor: National PKU Alliance

Eligibility Criteria: Eligible applicants must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degrees and currently hold a full-time position at any level (post-doctoral, research scientist, assistant/associate/full professor, etc.) at an established academic/research institution.

Application Due Date: 2022-05-01

Term: One Year with Potential of Renewal

NPKUA Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Opportunity Type: Education and Career Development

Goal: The NPKUA is seeking proposals that will help us meet the above strategic goals, promote and encourage young investigators into PKU-related research, to close the existing gaps in the knowledge and science of PKU, and to further support existing PKU-related projects.

Sponsor: National PKU Alliance

Eligibility Criteria: Eligible applicants must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degrees and have an opportunity to hold a full-time fellowship position at an established academic/research institution. Both United States and international academic institutions will be considered.

Application Due Date: 2022-05-01

Term: Two Years

PHEFREE Pilot and Feasibility Projects

Opportunity Type: Pilot Grants and Other Requests for Applications

Goal: The objective of the PHEFREE pilot/feasibility program is to provide funding for studies of innovative ideas or hypotheses which, if successful, could lead to improvement in the understanding, prevention, diagnosis and/or treatment of hyperphenylalaninemia, biopterin defects and related conditions.

Sponsor: Phenylalanine Families and Researchers Exploring Evidence (PHEFREE)

Eligibility Criteria: M.D., Ph.D., or M.D./Ph.D. investigators are eligible to apply.

Application Due Date: 2023-01-06

Term: One Year

PHEFREE Research Fellowship

Opportunity Type: Education and Career Development

Goal: The primary mission of this program is to train and attract new investigators to research on hyperphenylalaninemia, biopterin defects and related conditions that is directly relevant to improvement in patient care, treatment and quality of life.

Sponsor: Phenylalanine Families and Researchers Exploring Evidence (PHEFREE)

Eligibility Criteria: Graduate and postgraduate trainees, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty within 10 years from the completion of their degree/residency/clinical training are eligible.

Application Due Date: 2023-01-06

Term: One Year