The Manton Center for Orphan Disease Research
Children's Whole Genome/Exome Sequencing Pilot
This week, Boston's Children's Hospital announced the launch of the new sequencing pilot project for clinical or research use. This initiative will allow for Children's Investigators with approved IRB protocols to submit samples for whole genome sequencing or exome sequencing. Please see the application for more details. Contact Catherine Brownstein with questions.
Innovation Fund Awards
The 2013 Call for Applications for the Innovation Fund Awards will go out in April. Please check back at this time. Funding is scheduled to begin in early November.
1. Junior Faculty Career Development Awards ("Junior faculty" is defined as any Children's Hospital Employee with a Harvard Faculty appointment of Instructor or Assistant Professor)
2. Pilot Project Awards (Open to all members of Children's faculty)
For more information about applying, please see the Innovation Fund page.
Congratulations to Diane Cho, the 2012 Manton Center Fellowship Recipient!
Thank you to the applicants who submitted proposals for this year's Manton Center Fellowship Award. The next call for applications will go out in February 2013.
The purpose of the Fellowship Award Program is to support the salary and minimal expenses of MD and/or PhD level Fellows in hopes that the individuals continue a successful career studying and treating orphan diseases. Fellowships of approximately $75,000 total (after the current philanthropic overhead rate) will be granted for a two year term.
The Visiting Scientist Program
The Manton Center for Orphan Disease Research was created to develop new methods for understanding, diagnosing and treating unusual diseases. We understand that often times, collaborations between researchers, physicians and patients are needed to accomplish these goals. The Visiting Scientist Program was established to foster these relationships, and events promoting collaborations are eligible for financial support from The Manton Center. If you are planning such an event, from a single lecture by a local speaker to a larger conference, please complete the following application for financial support.
Up to $1,000 may be requested for visiting speakers, and up to $2,500 may be requested for larger meetings. Funding is determined by necessity, event goals, and cohesion with The Manton Center's mission.
Applications should be submitted to Meghan Connolly and will be considered on a rolling basis, subject to fund availability.
Gene Discovery Core
Samples enrolled in the Gene Discovery Core are eligible for funding through The Manton Center. If you are a health care provider who has enrolled a participant or are an investigator who has identified a participant of interest, and you would like to request funding, please complete the following application and return it to the Study Coordinator, Meghan Connolly. Please note, that Mac users need to complete the application using Adobe Acrobat, not Preview.