Apply for Grant Funding

Join a renowned international community of researchers committed to finding better treatments and a cure for Fanconi anemia. The Research Grant Awards (RGA) are for 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.

Am I Eligible To Apply?

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.

How Do I 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.

​When Can I Apply?

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: April 15, 2019

PIs notified of funding decision: April 30, 2019


Grant Review Process

Letters of intent review and selection

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.

Review process

RGA full grant proposals are reviewed in a three-tiered process

  1. Two to three expert external reviewers will review and score each proposal according to the guidelines established in the instructions to scientific reviewers.
  2. The PRC reviews the application in conjunction with the external reviewers and makes a funding recommendation to the board of directors.
  3. The board of directors will approve or deny funding based on the scientific merit of the proposal alignment with FARF’s research priorities, and budget considerations.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Do you accept late LOIs or applications? No. Late submissions will not be accepted.
  2. What is the typical duration of a research grant award? 1-2 years.
  3. What is the funding range for an RGA? $150,000-$200,000.
  4. Can I include PI salary? Yes.
  5. Does the RGA cover indirect costs? No.
  6. Does the grant cover pre-clinical or clinical research? RGAs can be used for both preclinical and clinical studies.

​Other Questions?

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