The Sanfilippo Children’s Foundation’s 2017 grant-funding round is now open for medical research into Sanfilippo syndrome. They are accepting expressions of interest until April 3, 2017. Successful expressions of interest will be notified in mid-April 2017. The deadline for full applications is May 19, 2017. Funding decisions will be made in August 2017.
The Sanfilippo Children’s Foundation funds Sanfilippo syndrome medical research internationally, and has two types of grants available: ‘Incubator’ and ‘Translational.’ They also fund PhD scholarships within Australia, where the Foundation is located. The Sanfilippo Children’s Foundation is particularly interested in three focus areas:
• halt disease progression through therapies such as enzyme replacement, gene therapy and cell therapy, and employ strategies to enhance the effectiveness of such emerging therapies;
• repair and reverse the cell damage caused by Sanfilippo syndrome, which could include the application of neuroregeneration advances made for other neuro-degenerative diseases; and
• improve quality of life through palliative care and symptom management specific to Sanfilippo syndrome.