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The CHARGE Syndrome Foundation is dedicated to promoting high quality clinical and scientific research into the cause and treatment of CHARGE syndrome. We have come a long way over the past couple of years, but know there is way more to be done. 

CHARGE Syndrome Foundation Scientific Research Grant Program

Over the years we have been fortunate to fund high quality research into the treatment and cause of CHARGE syndrome. Many of our grant recipients have published their research in prestigious journals. Our research grant recipients have gone on to receive over $6,500,000 from the NIH. This does not include additional funding outside the NIH or from other countries.

If you are a researcher or know anyone who would be interested in this opportunity, please see the below scientific research grant program details. Grants are available for up to $50,000 each.

The purpose of these grants is to promote:

  • New biomedical research into the etiology, genetic and molecular mechanisms and treatment of CHARGE syndrome, or
  • New research into clinical and medical diagnosis and treatment of CHARGE syndrome.

Both established and new investigators are encouraged to apply. 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.

Grant Program Details

For additional information, please contact info@chargesyndrome.org.

*Deadline for the Current Research Grant Cycle is November 1, 2022


CHARGE Syndrome Foundation Clinical Research Grant Program:

The CHARGE Syndrome Foundation, Inc. is pleased to announce the availability of clinical research grants of up to $25,000.  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.

Funding is for a 12 months of research. 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.

Clinical Research Grant Application


Grants Are Due: On-Going Basis
Award Start Date: 30 Days After Notification

If you have any questions for the Foundation, please contact david@chargesyndrome.org.



2021 Research Grant Summary

The CHARGE Syndrome Foundation research awards began in 2012 and have been providing annual support for research ever since.

The 2021 awardees were:

Title of project: Combining the power of C. elegans for genetic and drug screenings and in vitro models to study CHD7 and semaphorin interactions and identify novel pharmacological targets for CHARGE syndrome therapies.

Principal Investigators:  Dr. Anna Cariboni, Associate Professor in Experimental Biology – University of Milan, Italy and Dr. Elia Schiavi, CNR, Italy. 

Title of Project:  Understanding and treating sleep disturbances and other behavioral features in CHARGE syndrome.

Principal Investigator:  Dr. Annette Schenck, Professor Translational Genomics of Neurodevelopmental Disorders,  Mireia Coll-Tané – Radboud University, Netherlands

Title of Project:  Ephedrine and derivatives for treating neurological symptoms of CHARGE Syndrome

Principal Investigators:   Kessen Patten, PhD, Associate Professor – Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS) – Quebec, Canada and Dr. Nicolas Pilon, Professor of Molecular Biology, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Montréal, Canada.


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