Edward H. Schuchman Research Fellowship (ASMD; NPD Types A & B)
National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation
Edward H. Schuchman Research Fellowship
2016 NNPDF “RFA” Notification ~ Feb 29, 2016
The National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation (NNPDF) invites applications for research fellowships examining the biology of Acid Sphingomyelinase Deficiency (ASMD; i.e., Types A and B Niemann-Pick Disease), a rare inherited lysosomal storage disease for which there are no effective therapies.
Those eligible to apply for funding are:
- Predoctoral students with a lab selected and an approved thesis
- M.D., Ph.D and D.V.M postdoctoral researchers
- Early career investigators
Preference will be given to research projects that will improve our understanding of the biology and pathogenesis of ASMD. Preference also will be given to research projects developing new therapies for ASMD and for identifying biomarkers to improvide diagnosis and/or to monitor diease progression and efficacy in clinical trials.
The NNPDF Fellowships provide support of $50,000 per annum for two years ($30,000 per annum for three years for predoctoral fellowships) and are renewable based on performance. Applicants must be currently associated with a recognized laboratory.
This fellowship is named for Edward H. Schuchman, Ph.D. a pioneer in ASMD research, and supporter of the NNPDF. Learn more about Dr. Schuchman and his work at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
Applications for the Edward H. Schuchman Research Fellowships are due May 15th, 2016, and should be submitted by email to the Research Committee Chair.
Click here for complete application information.
Application deadine: May 15th, 2016
Applicants will be informed of the funding decision by: September 1st, 2016, via email.
Fellowships awarded will begin on or near: October 1st, 2016.
For further information please contact the Research Committee Chair.
The NNPDF is also funding the Peter G. Pentchev Fellowships for Niemann-Pick, Type C.
[February 29th, 2016 ~ nmh]