Prader-Willi Syndrome Research - LOIs due March and Sept.


Foundation for Prader-Willi Research

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Prader-Willi Syndrome Research
Grant Programs

Letters of Intent are due March 4, 2022 and Sept. 9, 2022.

The Foundation for Prader-Willi Research (FPWR) announces the availability of funds to support innovative Prader-Willi syndrome PWS research.  FPWR is particularly interested in supporting projects that will lead to new treatments to alleviate the symptoms associated with PWS. 
Funding priorities include:

  • Genotype to phenotype: understanding PWS genetics / how loss of PWS-critical region genes leads to the phenotype
  • Neurobiology of hunger / feeding behavior in PWS
  • Neurobiology of cognitive deficits, maladaptive behavior and mental illness in PWS
  • Clinical care research: evaluation of existing drugs and interventions to improve health and quality of life in PWS
  • Therapeutics development for PWS- Genetic therapies; novel pharmaceuticals; drug repurposing for PWS