Join a renowned international community of researchers committed to finding better treatments and a cure for Fanconi anemia. We offer two Research Grant Award (RGA) application cycles annually. The RGA awards up to $200,000 for one- to two-year projects that address our research priorities. Projects may be pre-clinical or clinical in nature. Preliminary data is not required but is preferred. We encourage investigators to submit innovative project ideas that have the potential to make significant impact for people with Fanconi anemia.
Researchers who hold a PhD, MD, or equivalent degree from both US and international academic, nonprofit or for-profit institutions are invited to apply. Researchers previously funded by FARF, or those new to the FA field, including assistant, associate, and full professors, are all encouraged to apply.
Please refer to the following timeline for application process deadlines. Letters of intent (LOIs) must be uploaded to our grant submission site by 5:00 pm Pacific time. Applications must also be uploaded to the site by 5:00 pm by the full proposal deadline. Funded investigators must submit interim and final reports. Templates for these reports can be found below.
Application process open: August 22, 2018
Letters of intent due: October 12, 2018
Full proposal invite sent to investigators: October 26, 2018
Full proposals due: January 11, 2019
Board of directors vote: March 15, 2019
PIs notified of funding decision: March 22, 2019
Application process open: March 1, 2019
Letters of intent due: April 15, 2019
Full proposal invite sent to investigators: May 10, 2019
Full proposals due: August 15, 2019
Board of directors vote: September 30, 2019
PIs notified of funding decision: October 7, 2019
All LOIs are reviewed by the Proposal Review Committee (PRC), comprised of expert FA scientists and clinicians, FA family members, and FARF staff. The PRC will then invite full proposals from PIs with LOIs that are aligned with the organization’s research goals and have high scientific merit.
RGA full grant proposals are reviewed in a three-tiered process