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Peter G. Pentchev Research Fellowship (NPD Type C)

National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation
Peter G. Pentchev Research Fellowship

2016 NNPDF “RFA” Notification ~ Feb 29, 2016

Printable Flyer/Poster about the Peter G. Pentchev Fellowship

The National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation (NNPDF) invites applications for research fellowships examining the biology of Niemann-Pick Type C (NPC), a lethal neuro-degenerative 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 developing new therapies for NPC, and translational research projects that improve our understanding of the biology, pathogenesis and potential treatment of NPC Disease.

The NNPDF Fellowships provide support up to $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.

These fellowships are named for Peter G. Pentchev, Ph.D. a pioneer in Niemann-Pick Disease Research, and supporter of the NNPDF.  Dr. Pentchev was honored for his contributions at the recent NNPDF Family Support and Medical Conference.  Read more about Dr. Pentchev’s support of the families of the NNPDF and their “Quest for a Cure” here.

Applications for the Peter G. Pentchev Research Fellowships are due May 15, 2016, and should be submitted by email to the Research Committee Chair.

Application deadline: May 15th, 2016.

Applicants will be informed of the funding decision by: September 1, 2016, via email.

Fellowships awarded will beginning on or near: October 1, 2016.

For further information please contact the Research Committee Chair.

NOTE:  In 2016, he NNPDF is also funding the Edward H. Schuchman Research Fellowship for Niemann-Pick Disease Types A & B (ASMD).

[February 29, 2016 ~ nmh]