Call for Letters of Intent: #2 Research Initiative 2013 – July 26 deadline

The National MPS Society is seeking to fund research projects that would be likely to generate strong preliminary data for major funding in the following areas.   Each grant is awarded for two years, with half of total funding provided in 2013 and half in 2014.     Special consideration will be given to new investigators.

1) The support of basic or clinical research for MPS IV

–  One (1) $60,000 grant

2) The support of basic or clinical research for MPS VI

– One (1) $60,000 grant


  • One application per institution/laboratory
  • One application per investigator
  • Three pages maximum:

– two pages summarizing in a concise manner your specific aims

– one page preliminary budget

  • Do not describe the MPS diseases
  • Include your name and institution on the right hand corner of each page

Acceptable budget items

  • Equipment
  • Salary support with fringe benefits for fellows, research assistants or non-professionals
  • Specified consumable supplies

Unacceptable budget items

  • Indirect costs
  • Salary support for senior investigator
  • Office equipment and furniture
  • Costs of patient services
  • Costs of attending professional meetings
  • Construction, alteration, maintenance or renewal of buildings or building space

Please e-mail a two-page Letter of Intent summarizing the project and a one-page preliminary budget no later than July 26, 2013 to Barbara Wedehase, Executive Director,

Successful candidates will be invited to submit full proposals for a September 13, 2013 deadline; funding will begin November 1, 2013. Grants and fellowships from the National MPS Society are provided to qualified medical researchers for the purpose of promoting medical research in the fields of MPS and related diseases.  No institution overhead or other indirect costs will be paid and shall not be included as part of any grant request.  There are no restrictions on citizenship, residency or location of research project.

For additional information contact:

Barbara Wedehase, Executive Director
National MPS Society, PO Box 14686, Durham, NC 27709-4686
phone: 919.806.0101

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