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2020 Million Dollar Bike Ride (MDBR) Pilot Grant Program

Grants to USA, Canada, and International
Researchers for Rare Disease Research

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine - Orphan Disease Center (ODC)

LOI Date:

09/18/20

Deadline Date:

10/26/20 8:00 PM EST

Description:

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Grants to USA, Canada, and International faculty-level academic researchers and senior scientific researchers at nonprofit institutions for medical research. Applicants must submit a letter of inquiry prior to submitting a full proposal. Funding is intended to support research related to a rare disease represented in the 2020 Million Dollar Bike Ride.

Allowable direct costs:

  • Salary for PI
  • Salary/stipend and related benefits for graduate student/postdoctoral fellow/technical support
  • Travel (up to $1,500)
  • Laboratory supplies and other research expenses
  • IDCs of 10% are included in the total award amount

For a complete list of research areas for the 2020 MDBR Grant Program, please see https://orphandiseasecenter.med.upenn.edu/uploads/attachments/cke1vcdkd3tysajtu6s771t4n-2020-mdbr-rfa.pdf#pdg=3.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 160999

Estimated Size of Grant:

Number of awards and dollar amounts vary per disease based on fundraising totals by each disease team.
- APBD: $121,268 (1 award) or $60,634 (each, for 2 awards)
- A-T: $129,898
- BPAN: $71,471
- CADASIL: $82,795
- Castleman: $64,590
- CDKL5: $55,898
- CHI: $73,190
- Choroideremia: $64,990
- CF: $64,010
- CMD: $84,812 (1 award) or $42,406 (each, for 2 awards)
- CMT: $55,090
- Cohen Syndrome: $101,286 (1 award) or $50,643 (each, for 2 awards)
- DC: $66,440
- FD/MAS: $66,263
- FOP: $40,000
- GLA/GSD: $81,965
- Glut 1DS: $64,200
- IBM: $68,245
- LAM: $70,769
- MPS: $64,485
- MPS Gene Spotlight: $65,040
- MSUD: $54,465 (2 awards)
- NEHI: $103,066 (1 award) or $51,533 (each, for 2 awards)
- NPC: $47,630
- NUBPL: $75,360
- Pitt Hopkins: $71,643
- RASopathies: $69,885
- SETBP1: $80,746 (1 award) or $40,373 (each, for 2 awards)
- Snyder-Robinson: $68,840
- STXBP1: $71,658 (2)
- TBCK: $50,600

Term of Contract:

This is a one year grant.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All individuals holding a faculty‚Äźlevel appointment at an academic institution or a senior scientific position at a non-profit institution or foundation are eligible to respond to this RFA.

Unallowable costs:
- Consultation costs
- Tuition
- Professional membership dues-Equipment >$5,000
- General office supplies, institutional administrative charges (e.g. telephone, other electronic communication, IT network, - etc. )
- Pre-award charges
- Any other expenses not directly related to the project

Pre-Application Information:

LOI Due Date: Monday, September 18, 2020, no later than 8:00 PM EST.

Full Application is by invitation only after review of Pre-Application and is due by Monday, October 26 at 8:00 PM EST.

Million Dollar Bikeride: http://www.milliondollarbikeride.org/

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit LOI online: https://orphandiseasecenter.submittable.com/submit/4d5f7ca7-de19-423c-9a1e-9bdd7d82e1d3/2020-million-dollar-bike-ride-pilot-grant-loi

For any administrative inquiries regarding this grant please email Samantha Charleston at scharle@upenn.edu.

University of Pennsylvania
TRL Suite 1200
125 South 31st Street
Philadelphia PA 19104
grants@ifopa.org

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USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Canada: Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;

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