2022-2023 PFIC Network Small Grant Award

Research Grant Opportunity

The application period has not yet opened for the 2022 Research Grant Opportunity. The application is period will open in December 2022.

Key Dates

Release Date: December 5, 2022
Application Due Date: March 31st, 2023
Review: April 30th, 2023
Earliest Start Date: June 1st, 2023

Purpose

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.  

Background

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

Applicants are required to have a full-time position at an academic, non-profit, or government institution, and are required to have a PhD or a comparable certification. Individuals from historically underserved or underrepresented communities are encouraged 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

Applications will be reviewed according to the following patient/caretaker and scientific criteria:

  • 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

PFIC Network will notify all applicants electronically via email after the review cycle has concluded and an award decision has been made. The award funds will be disbursed 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 email admin@pfic.org

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.