New Hope Research Foundation: Research Grants

The New Hope Research Foundation is accepting applications to support pre-clinical or clinical research projects that will be beneficial in achieving the Foundation’s mission of finding a genetic cure for GM2 gangliosidosis and other lysosomal storage diseases that affect the central nervous system and providing hope to patients and their families facing these diseases. Award amount up to $40,000 for one (1) year.

The UNC Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations has identified the following private funding opportunity:

New Hope Research Foundation: Research Grants
http://www.newhoperesearch.org

The New Hope Research Foundation is accepting applications to support pre-clinical or clinical research projects that will be beneficial in achieving the Foundation’s mission of finding a genetic cure for GM2 gangliosidosis and other lysosomal storage diseases that affect the central nervous system and providing hope to patients and their families facing these diseases. Preference will initially be given to proposals directly related to finding cures for GM2 gangliosidosis, but as funding permits, will also be extended to related lysosomal storage diseases affecting the central nervous system. Funding will not be granted in cases where intellectual property will be exclusively retained by the individual or organization conducting the activities and where the intellectual property might later lead to restricting or delaying the therapy availability or might cause economic hardship to patients wishing to receive the therapy. Indirect costs up to 10% will be allowed. The Foundation’s current RFP is focused on the following research areas:

  • Induction of Immune Tolerance towards HexM
  • Clinical assay of GM2 glanglioside in leukocytes and cerebrospinal fluid
  • Methods for broadly delivering AAV vectors within the CNS of large animals
  • Gene therapy clinical trial development

Application Guidelines for the award: http://newhoperesearch.org/grants.html

The UNC Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations is available to provide assistance to UNC personnel in pursuing privately funded opportunities. If you have any questions about this funding opportunity, please email cfr@unc.edu or phone 919.962.2867.