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

Grant Amount: UP TO $3500
Deadline: Dean's: Contact your Faculty Research Office for deadline details.
Internal: Apr 26, 2015
Sponsor's: May 03, 2015

Subject Areas:

Rare or 'orphan' diseases include nearly 7000 disorders and affect 2-3 million Canadians. For children with rare diseases, standard medical approaches often do not meet their needs, necessitating further research. However, research precedent often does not exist for rare diseases and never exists for uncharacterized diseases. Thus, the traditional research funding paradigm, which requires precedent and evidence of prior funding in an area of expertise, is unsuitable to fund research into rare or uncharacterized diseases. The Rare Disease Foundation has recognized this problem and identified a new model for improving care of patients with rare disorders. For patients with rare conditions, research IS care. To this end, the Rare Disease Foundation, in collaboration with BCCHF, provides microgrants to expedite exploration of new ideas for understanding rare diseases and improving patient care.

Applications may be submitted by anyone (faculty, staff, or student) as long as they have a supervisor associated with a Canadian institution or a Registered Institution.

Application Details: Projects must involve a rare disease or rare subtype of disease; directly impact patient care for one or more patients; be scientifically valid and feasible. Ethics approval are required before project activation, where applicable.Please see sponsor website for application form.
NOTE: All Letters of Intent and Full Applications must be processed through Research Development & Services for institutional approval. Requests for Institutional approvals should be received no less than 3 days prior to the posted Sponsor deadline. A ROLA Proposal (bearing applicant, Chair and Dean electronic approvals) is required for each submission.
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Sponsor Contacts:

4500 Oak Street, Room C234
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada