Research Western
Funding Opportunites - Research
Further details regarding this announcement can be found at:

Grant Amount: $50K USD
Deadline: Dean's: Contact your Faculty Research Office for deadline details.
Internal: Nov 26, 2010
Sponsor's: Dec 03, 2010

Subject Areas: Failure To Thrive, Energy Balance, Hypothalamus, Genetics, Obesity, Therapeutic Strategies, Prader - Willi Syndrome

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.

The mission of the Foundation for Prader-Willi Research (FPWR) is to eliminate the challenges of PWS through the advancement of research. Applications meeting the technical requirements will be reviewed on the basis of merit by scientific reviewers with expertise in the research area. An advocate reviewer will evaluate the relevance of the proposed research to the PWS community. Final funding decisions will be based on scientific merit, relevance and the suitability of the research with respect to the programmatic goals of FPWR.

Application Details:

Principal Investigators must have a primary faculty appointment at the level of Instructor or higher. This grant program will be useful for junior faculty in the early stages of their careers, established investigators in other areas of research who wish to enter the field of PWS research, or investigators in the PWS field who are seeking funding to support pilot studies in a new area of PWS research. FPWR seeks to support innovative, high-risk/high reward research in its early stages.

The research plan is limited to a 5-page description. Application guidelines, review considerations, a list of currently funded projects, and programmatic information can be found at The grant proposal should be converted to a single pdf file and submitted by email to The first page should be signed, scanned and included in the pdf file. Alternatively, the application can be accompanied by an email from the administrative official authorized to sign for the Institution stating that the grant has been reviewed and approved by the institution's grant administration.


NOTE: Letters of Intent and Full Applications are to be processed through Research Development Services for institutional signatures, and are to be accompanied by a completed RDAF form (bearing applicant, Chair and Dean signatures). Requests for Institutional signatures should be received no less than 3 days prior to the posted Sponsor deadline.
Western Contacts: Pocock,Katy
Russelo,Theresa M

Sponsor Contacts:

209 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Suite 229D
Washington, District of Columbia, United States