Overview of the FPWR Grant Program

The Foundation for Prader-Willi Research (FPWR) is dedicated to supporting research to advance the understanding and treatment of Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS).  We invite applications for funding on an annual or semiannual basis, in response to a Request for Applications.

FPWR accepts applications in all areas of research relevant to PWS, but we are particularly interested in supporting projects that will lead to new interventions to alleviate the symptoms associated with PWS.  A more detailed description of FPWR’s funding priority areas is available.

FPWR accepts applications from academic, government, non-profit or for-profit research entities.  Academic research applicants should have a primary faculty appointment at the level of Instructor or higher.  This grant program will be useful for junior faculty in the early stages of their careers, established investigators in other areas of research who wish to enter the field of PWS research, or investigators in the PWS field who are seeking funding to support pilot studies in a new area of PWS research. FPWR seeks to support innovative, high-risk/high reward research in its early stages.  Application instructions from the most recent RFA  are found here: Request for Applications

Applications meeting the technical requirements are reviewed by scientific reviewers, who have expertise in the research area, as well as an advocate reviewer who evaluates the relevance of the proposed research to the PWS community.  Final funding decisions are based on scientific merit, relevance to PWS, and the suitability of the research with respect to the programmatic goals of FPWR.  Please review the scientific and advocate review considerations.  You may also want to review our previously funded projects.

If you have questions or would like to receive information about future funding opportunities, please contact Jessica.Bohonowych@fpwr.org .

Grant Application Deadlines

FPWR is proud to offer two grant cycles a year!

2017 Dates (Tentative)

Spring 2017

Letters of Intent due March 1st, 2017

Proposals due May 10th, 2017

Fall 2017 

Letters of Intent due September 15th, 2017

Proposals due November 15th, 2017