NF Northeast is committed to advancing biomedical research in fields relevant to neurofibromatosis. NF Northeast has been funding research proposals since 1990 (see list of funded projects). To date, we have granted close to $3,000,000 to proposals from researchers/institutions within and outside of the Northeast. Fields of research may include basic science or applied clinical trials. The NF Northeast Medical and Science Committee will review applications and provide funding support to successful awardees. The grants are typically awarded for 1-year periods with direct cost budgets with option for renewal based on available funds. The funding may include partial support to supplement existing grants. NF Northeast also invites applications for “seed funds” to initiate projects allowing the investigator to generate early data and seek larger funds from other granting agencies and/or pharmaceutical industry support.
For more information and to apply for a grant, please contact Karen Peluso – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since joining other NF organizations from around the country in 1996 to create the National NF Advocacy Coalition we have worked closely with members of the House and Senate to secure over $500 million for NF research not only at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) but also through the Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP).