The Endometriosis Foundation of America is inviting all institutions and investigators conducting research in disease origin, diagnosis, treatment, epidemiology and the economic impact of endometriosis, among other topics, to apply for its 2018 funding opportunities.
The foundation is offering 10 grants of up to $25,000 to researchers and scientists who want to lead the next generation of endometriosis research by pursuing preliminary evidence to make scientific advancements in the field.
Projects using innovative methodologies will be given priority, as well as projects with research objectives that aim to advance the scientific community’s understanding of the disease in a significant way. Researchers with a strong record of leading studies that impact the clinical care and health outcomes of those facing endometriosis in a meaningful way also will be preferred.
To apply, institutions and/or researchers must complete the preliminary form. Upon submission, applicants will receive a “Full Proposal Application Form” and instructions to continue with the process through the email provided in the preliminary form. Those applications must be sent to the foundation no later than Friday, February 16.
The 10 grant winners will be announced March 1, 2018, at the start of international Endometriosis Awareness Month.
On March 24 the worldwide #EndoMarch2018 will take place in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, New York City, and Atlanta, among other locations across 50-plus countries. Check here to find more information about the event and how to support the community and help raise awareness for endometriosis.
If you can’t make it to any of the events, there will be a virtual EndoMarch.
Last year, the foundation awarded $200,000 to 10 research projects focused on endometriosis and related topics. Among the winners were Stanford University and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. All 10 winning projects are listed here.
In 2016, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) had a total budget of $32.3 billion, of which only $11 million was allocated for endometriosis research. In 2017, the same amount was set aside, according to the Endometriosis Foundation of America.
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