Conquering the Histiocytic Disorders
2013 Request for Research Proposals
The Histiocytosis Association funded more than $300,000 in scientific research in 2012.
Applications for 2013 funding were accepted online from May 15 to July 31, 2013.
A Rare Community
The Histiocytosis Association is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing the unique needs of patients and families dealing with the effects of histiocytic disorders while leading the search for a cure. It is the only organization of its kind, connecting the patient and medical communities to:
- Grow and share knowledge of histiocytic disorders,
- Provide critical emotional and educational support to patients and families, and
- Identify and fund key research initiatives that will lead to a world free of histiocytic disorders.
Funding the Path to a Cure
Proposals for scientific research are being accepted for studies into the causes, mechanisms, and improved
means of treatment for histiocytic disorders. Proposals will be evaluated on the basis of science, feasibility, and
relevance. All proposals should address one or more of the histiocytic disorders; below are areas of particular
interest; however, all relevant areas of interest will be considered.
- Mechanisms of disease pathogenesis
- Biology (maturation, migration and immune function) of dendritic cells, macrophages and/or lymphocytes in disease pathogenesis
- Derangements of cytokine production or function
- CNS pathology
- Neuropsychiatric consequences
- Studies of rare forms -- Juvenile xanthogranuloma, Erdheim-Chester disease, Rosai-Dorfman disease
- Studies of histiocytic disorders in adults
- Discovery of new disease markers
- Startup support for pilot studies/clinical trials
Research Proposals will be reviewed and evaluated by the Histiocyte Society Scientific Committee for relevance, scientific impact and feasibility. The Histiocytosis Association receives the composite score from this review, and the research proposals are then ranked for funding based upon programmatic needs and the availability of funds in each grant application cycle. Follow this link for more information on the Association’s competitive funding process.
For questions regarding Research grants, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Research Proposal application is now closed. Thank you to all that participated. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance around December, 2013.