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RTW Charitable Foundation's 2021 Grant Cycle

Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 5:00pm

The RTW Charitable Foundation’s mission is to improve opportunities for all people to live healthier, longer lives by identifying unmet needs and impacting research and patients directly.  

While the Foundation will support research in more common disease areas and humanitarian causes, the Foundation has an initial focus of supporting rare disease research and education. Drug development research for rare diseases often lacks the funding needed to learn if a treatment is effective and safe.  In addition, some conditions are so rare that no profit model exists to bring such treatments to market.  The Foundation believes that the lack of profit should not be a deterrent to promising treatments that can impact the lives of many living with rare diseases.  

For 2021, research focusing on cardiovascular, central nervous system, or pediatric rare diseases in need of funding support are welcome to apply. Research proposals could support several elements in basic biology, discovery, translational, clinical studies.  

The current grant cycle closes on April 15, with grants awarded between June 15-30, 2021. Additional information is in the Related Documents section of this page.

Submit Grant Applications to [email protected] with a copy to [email protected].

For further inquiries, please email [email protected].