Hunter's Hope funds projects directly related to Krabbe disease or other leukodystrophies. Eligible studies may investigate new treatment approaches, or study basic mechanisms related to these diseases. Areas of relevant research include, among others: gene therapy; myelin development; neurodegeneration and transplantation; developmental neurobiology and molecular biology.
Applications are accepted in three project categories:
1. Post-Doctoral Fellowships provide stipend support for individuals who are within five years of receiving their terminal degree (MD, DVM, PhD or equivalent degree). Fellows will be working with senior investigators within their sponsoring institution. Fellowships are awarded for two years with stipends ranging from $40,000 - $60,000 per year.
2. Pilot Studies are one-year projects designed to test new concepts or ideas and can serve as a source of preliminary data for future studies. The maximum award in this category is $30,000.
3. Major Research Grants provide support to senior investigators conducting major research studies. Projects may be funded for one to three years, at a maximum award of $100,000 per year.
Contact: Suzanne Wheeler - Executive Director
Address: Hunter’s Hope Foundation
PO Box 643
Telephone: +1 (716) 667 1200
Fax: +1 (716) 667 1212