2022-2023 PFIC Network Small Grant Award

Small Grant Funding Opportunity

The application period is now open for the 2022-2023 PFIC Network Small Grant Funding Opportunity. Apply below.
*We have extended the deadline from March 31, 2023 to April 14, 2023*

Key Dates

Release Date: December 5, 2022
Application Due Date: The Due Date has been extended to April 14, 2023.
Review: May 15, 2023
Earliest Start Date: June 1st, 2023


The PFIC Network Small Grant Program provides funding to qualified applicants for scientific and/or clinical research. The 2022-2023 announcement invites applications that address any impact PFIC and PFIC-related diseases and/or PFIC diagnosis or treatments may have on patients and/or the patient environment. Studies that include patient-reported outcomes (PRO), measures of health-related quality of life, or that otherwise incorporate the patient and caretaker perspective are especially welcome.  


PFIC Network is committed to improving treatment options, slowing disease progression, and ultimately finding a cure for PFIC diseases. The Small Grant Program is designed to contribute to this mission by funding research that ultimately leads to improvements in the lives of PFIC patients and their caretakers. The 2022-2023 Small Grant Opportunity is focusing on projects that improve the understanding of disease impact. Including the patient experience in this endeavor can support progress toward a better understanding and integration of research results within the PFIC community. 

Award Information

In this cycle PFIC Network will award one small grant with a budget limit of $30,000. The award period is one year. A virtual progress report meeting will be scheduled 6 months after the starting date, and a written study report detailing outcomes is expected after one year. PFIC Network invites applications for independent studies, pilot research, or studies that extend (aspects of) ongoing or recent research. 

Eligibility Information

PFIC Network requires all applicants to have 1) a full-time position at an academic, non-profit, or government institution and 2) a PhD or a comparable certification. We encourage individuals from historically underserved or underrepresented communities to apply.

Application Submission

Required elements of an application include: 

  1. Research Plan (4 page limitation)
    The research plan should include
    – A brief lay abstract
    – An overview of background and study aim(s)
    – Research strategy describing the study design, methods, and planned analyses. In case the proposed research involves human subjects it is necessary to include the participant demographics, recruitment plan, and IRB approval from the applicant’s organization
    – Deliverables describing the tangible results of the proposed study
  2. Applicant Biosketch (2 page limitation)
  3. Budget
Review Process

PFIC Network will use the following patient/caretaker and scientific criteria to review applications:

  • Relevance for PFIC Network’s mission and grant program
  • Benefit for PFIC patients and community
  • Burden for Study Participants
  • Scientific impact/innovation
  • Research Approach
  • Applicant/Environment
  • Budget
Notification and Award Conditions

All applicants will be notified electronically via email after the review cycle has concluded and an award decision has been made. PFIC Network will disbursed award funds upon receipt of the signed regulatory documents (“Terms and Conditions”).

Conditions: Terms and conditions can be found here. Compliance to terms and conditions is a condition for the disbursement of funds.

Questions and Additional Information

For any questions please contact us.

Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis Advocacy and Resource Network, Inc. (PFIC Network, Inc.) is a registered non-profit organization with the mission to improve the lives of patients and families worldwide affected by PFIC.