Research Program Focus

    Identify and support improved and novel cures for patients with WAS.The Research Program has the following goals:

    • - Promote research to improve the quality of life of patients living with WAS.
    • - Identify and implement methods for early diagnosis/newborn screening.
    • - Promote research to identify and mitigate risks to carriers of WAS.

    A detailed list of suggested topics is provided in the application form.  Grants are awarded on an annual basis and are usually for either a 1- or 2-year period.  Grants can include support for salary, overheads and direct costs. The program awards up to $50,000 a year. 

    The funding cycle takes place on an annual basis.  For 2011, Letters of Intent are reviewed in June, funding is determined in September and funding disbursement begins in February of 2012.  See detailed time line for more information.

    Learn more about the Research Program Strategy.