The new Therapy Grants Program is a partnership between two leading epilepsy nonprofit organizations, the Epilepsy Therapy Project and the Epilepsy Foundation. Both organizations are funding projects and request proposals from scientific and clinical investigators working on innovative projects. Grant funding will range from $50,000 to $500,000.
The goal is to advance new therapies, medicine, and therapeutic devices that demonstrate a clear path to commercialization to help children with epilepsy. All grant proposals must demonstrate a clear path from the lab to the patient.
The reviewers will take into consideration whether the program can lead to a new therapy that is approvable by FDA or can meet other criteria for reimbursement. Preference will be given to proposals that already have a commercial partner assisting with development and to proposals that have committed or have matched funding from a sponsoring institution, commercial partner, or other third party source. Proposals originating from outside the U.S. are welcome.
The Letter of Intent (LOI) is due on March 2, 2011 and if the LOI is accepted, the full application is due on April 13, 2011. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.epilepsy.com/etp/support_translational?print=true.