Partners Seeking a Cure (PSC): Research Grant

PSC is accepting applications to fund research projects that have the potential to discover a cure for primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), and/or identify novel therapies that may significantly delay time to liver transplantation, prevent disease recurrence following liver transplantation, and/or improve the quality of life for those with PSC. Award amount is up to $30,000 per year for up to two (2) years. The application deadline is May 1, 2017.

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

Partners Seeking a Cure (PSC): Research Grant
http://www.pscpartners.org

PSC is accepting applications to fund research projects that have the potential to discover a cure for primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), and/or identify novel therapies that may significantly delay time to liver transplantation, prevent disease recurrence following liver transplantation, and/or improve the quality of life for those with PSC. They are interested in funding research that explores PSC-related diseases (IBD, UC, and Crohn’s disease) in ways that they impact, enable, or perhaps cause PSC. PSC Partners encourages research that will be complementary to the goals and objectives of the International PSC Study Group, including investigation of the functional roles of genes associated with susceptibility to and severity of PSC. Other priority areas for research include the mechanisms of PSC pathogenesis and colorectal and cholangiocarcinoma carcinogenesis as well as strategies for prevention. Applicants must be at an academic institution with an interest in pursuing PCS as an indication for treatment. The purpose is to encourage investigators to conduct research in promising new areas with the goal that data generated will lead to federal (NIH) funding. Indirect costs will not be allowed.

Application Deadline: May 1, 2017. Award notifications will be made by August 2017. Application Guidelines for the award: http://pscpartners.org/research-grants/grant-application/

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

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