Fund Discovery Research
Tips for Success
- Check with other group leaders who have run successful fundraising programs, grant programs, or formed strategic partnerships early in the discovery phase of therapy development.
- Search for research funding that may be available through special programs in your state.
- Think outside the box, network, and stay alert for emerging innovative companies focused on rare disease research or branches of large philanthropic organizations newly supporting the development of therapies for rare diseases.
- Persistence is key. Successfully finding funding can rely on:
GARD Guide for Researchers: Finding Funding Opportunities Genetics and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD) (link)
Milken Institute Center for Strategic Philanthropy Milken Institute (link)
FasterCures Toolkit Foundation-University Relationship Milken Institute FasterCures (link)
Federal Funding Opportunities
NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Award (R21) National Institutes of Health (NIH) (link)
Parent Announcements (For Unsolicited or Investigator-Initiated Applications) National Institutes of Health (NIH) (link)
Information on the Orphan Products Natural History Grants Program U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (link)