Foundation / Corporation
Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE)
09/13/22 9:00 PM ET
Grants to USA, Canada, and International researchers at IHEs, research institutions, and biotechnology companies for medical research. Applicants must submit a letter of intent prior to submitting a full proposal. Funding is intended to support the development of innovative therapies and interventions for epilepsy.
CURE Epilepsy’s grant programs seek to accelerate promising research leading to new treatments and cures for people living with epilepsy. CURE prioritizes innovative projects that address its mission to cure epilepsy, affirming CURE's core belief that the only acceptable final goal is “no seizures, no side-effects.”
CURE funds research that has the potential to truly transform and save lives. The purpose of this funding opportunity is to stimulate and accelerate discovery and development of new, transformative therapies for epilepsy, moving promising, well-supported preclinical and/or clinical research closer to clinical application. The award is intended to support nimble development of data necessary to attract larger commercialization funding opportunities and is not intended to replace those opportunities. Projects based on novel biological pathways and/or highly differentiated therapeutic approaches which are likely to have a high probability of success transitioning to clinical development are strongly encouraged.
Projects supported by this award mechanism should advance research to clinical trial readiness through development of biomarkers, optimization of new entities based on entities with established proof-of-concept including pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics, safety profiles and/or improved formulations, as well as studies that advance preclinical findings to pilot clinical trials. Proof-of-concept of the entity being developed is required.
Prospective pilot clinical trials where limited testing of a novel intervention is needed to inform the next step in the translational research may be considered. Priority areas include:
Funding requests may include salary support for the PI, technical staff and/or collaborators, supplies, animal costs, etc., and travel to an epilepsy-related conference if the PI is presenting his/her CURE Epilepsy-funded research. Limited equipment purchases that are required to complete goals will be considered.
GrantWatch ID#: 189574
Requests may be made for up to a maximum of $250,000. Awards of lesser amounts and shorter duration that will accomplish key milestones needed for clinical advancement are strongly encouraged. CURE Epilepsy reserves the right to fund only select specific aims or stage funding of proposals based on achievement of milestones.
Please note that there is a travel cap of $1,500 USD for international applicants and $1,000 USD for U.S. applicants per year, which can be budgeted for a maximum of 2 investigators (the PI and Co-PI).
Requests may be made for funds paid over 2 years.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
LOIs must be submitted through proposalCENTRAL (https://proposalcentral.com/).
Questions regarding grant guidelines are welcome and should be directed to the Research Team at Research@CUREepilepsy.org or 312-255-1801.
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