BeHEARD Challenge

The 2016/2017 Rare Genomics Institute BeHEARD (Helping Empower and Accelerate Research Discoveries) Challenge, which provides technology grants for rare disease research, has launched, and invites you to apply or spread the word! We have over $650,000 of technologies available for applicants to choose from. This competition is hosted annually by the Rare Genomics Institute and is open globally to researchers, foundations, or anyone whose research is constrained due to limited resources.

We partner with companies to provide free technology grants such as mouse models, genome analysis software, and cell lines. Applicants select one or more technologies that they think would benefit their research, and submit a proposal for each technology. Research proposals are evaluated by an expert panel of scientists, RG staff, and company representatives, who determine winners for each technology based on the technology’s fit with the research and the potential for the research to advance rare disease treatments. The application is short (~2 pages) and very straightforward.

For more information on the competition and the application, please visit our website: http://www.raregenomics.org/beheard-competitionThe deadline for applications is February 28, 2017.

Director, Danielle Fumagalli, at Danielle.Fumagalli@raregenomics.org.

For more information on RGI’s cutting-edge work visit our website at www.raregenomics.org.

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