Sanfilippo 2018 Grant Competition Now!

The Sanfilippo Children’s Foundation’s 2018 grant-funding round will open on March 1, 2018 for accepting “Expression of Interest” applications. The 2018 grant competition information will be available beginning March 1, 2018. They are accepting Expressions of Interest until April 3, 2018.

The Sanfilippo Children’s Foundation, located in Australia, funds Sanfilippo syndrome medical research internationally. They plan to invest between AUD$500,000 – $700,000 in their grant-funding program annually across four grant types:

• Translational research grants

• Incubator grants

• Scholarships and Fellowships

• Travel grants

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 neuro-regeneration advances made for other neuro-degenerative diseases; and

• improve quality of life through palliative care and symptom management specific to Sanfilippo syndrome.

Beginning March 1, 2018 be sure to visit their web site for more information. They are accepting e-mail inquiries also.

Sanfilippo Grant Competition Now!

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.

Be sure to visit their web page for more information. They are accepting e-mail inquiries also.

Sanfilippo Children’s FDN in Australia

The Sanfilippo Children’s Foundation in Australia is currently calling for “Expressions of Interest” for their 2016 Project Grant Round. This opportunity is not limited to researchers in Australia. These grants include translational research grants which provide funding for projects with significant potential to move through the translational pipeline towards treatment of Sanfilippo syndrome. This includes pre-clinical and clinical research to develop new treatments.

These grants also include incubator grants which focus on small-scale projects investigating bright new ideas in treatment of Sanfilippo syndrome. These small-scale projects should have the potential to generate the kind of results that can attract larger-scale funding.

Deadline for the submission of expressions of interest is April 29, 2016. Successful expressions of interest will be invited to submit a full application in mid-May. Deadline for full applications is June 25, 2016. Funding decisions will be made in August 2016. Visit their Web site: Click here for details.