CHARGE Syndrome Foundation Scientific Research Grant Program
The CHARGE Syndrome Foundation, Inc. announces the availability of scientific research grants of up to $50,000 each.
The purpose of these grants is to promote:
a) new biomedical research into the etiology, genetic and molecular mechanisms and treatment of CHARGE syndrome or
b) new research into the medical diagnosis and treatment of CHARGE syndrome.
Both established and new investigators are encouraged to apply. Proposals are for funding from September 1, 2017 through September 1, 2018 and may be in any area of basic, translational or epidemiological research. Preference will be given to investigators who are new to CHARGE research and/or to new projects with clear potential to lead to future funding from other agencies. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dates for 2017 Basic Science Research Awards
Grants Due: June 1, 2017
Award start date: Sept 1, 2017
2016 CHARGE Scientific Research Grant Awardees
M. Albert Basson, King’s College London
Project Title: “The neurological basis of executive dysfunction in CHARGE syndrome”
Chuntao Zhao and Q. Richard Lu, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Project Title: “Functional Analysis of CHARGE Syndrome-related Chromatin Remodelers in CNS Myelination”
Nicolas Pilon, University of Montreal
Project Title: “Characterization of a new candidate gene for CHARGE syndrome”
Announcement of paper by Albert Basson:
Dr. Albert Basson from King’s College London, and his research group, recently published a seminal study in the Journal of Clinical Investigation entitled “The chromatin remodeling factor CHD7 controls cerebellar development by regulating reelin expression”. In the study, they show that CHD7, the gene disrupted in CHARGE syndrome, contributes to development of the cerebellum, a critical brain structure that controls movement, cognition, and processing of sensory information. They show that loss of CHD7 regulates other genes known to be involved in cerebellar function, and that mice with reduced levels of CHD7 have abnormalities in cerebellar development. Dr. Basson is a recipient of a 2016 CHARGE research pilot award from the foundation. We congratulate him and his colleagues on their achievements.
CHARGE Syndrome Foundation Clinical Research Grant Program:
The CHARGE Syndrome Foundation, Inc. announces the availability of clinical research grants of up to $25,000. Most awards are anticipated to be in the range of $2,000 – $5,000. The purpose of these grants is to promote clinical research on the treatment, intervention, prevention, and support of individuals with medical, health, and behavioral issues, and their families. Both established and new investigators are encouraged to apply.
Proposals are for funding from July 15, 2017 through July 15, 2018. Preference will be given to projects that include investigators who are new to CHARGE research and to projects with clear potential to lead to future funding from other agencies.
Dates for 2017 Clinical Research Awards
Grants Due: April 30, 2017
Award start date: July 15, 2017