VRF-funded research grants provide up to $25,000 annually for the equipment, material and salary components of a research project. A variety of research grants are funded each year to support translational research and clinical studies that will benefit the vitiligo community at large.
VR Foundation supports pre-competitive collaborative and independent research, with special focus on USA and BRIC countries. Our strategy includes several funding programs. They have their own goals but are designed to work together.
To evaluate your idea eligibility for funding please read about our Strategy and Goals »
Applicants may propose a standalone or co-sponsored research. International teams are welcome. Submissions must meet all VRF eligibility and application requirements for consideration.
Research Grant Agreement (pdf file for download)
All applications will be reviewed and ranked by the VRF Scientific Advisory Board, on a highly competitive basis. Committee members rescue themselves from evaluating applications from institutions with which they are associated, or where there may be a real or perceived conflict of interest. Applicants using elements of the Vitiligo Biobank or electronic patient record (download sample) would have a certain advantage over other applicants.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
General Call For Research Proposals 2013 is now CLOSED. If you believe that you have a research concept or a product that match the VRF's focus and aims, please send us a brief Letter of Inquiry. There are NO application deadlines for inquiries, which are generally reviewed within two weeks upon receipt via email.
Your Letter of Inquiry must be short and succinct, and quickly tell us whether or not we want to know more about your proposal. If it is determined from the Letter of Inquiry that the request meets the Foundation’s priorities and interests, the applicant will be provided with the further instructions required to prepare and submit a formal Grant Application.
VRF China Special Research Grant Call for 2013 is now CLOSED. We have received nine application in total. Review process is underway.
Coming next: VRF Brazil Special Research Grant Call for 2014. Details will be announced at the Vitiligo Master Class in Brazil on November 22, 2013.
VR Foundation is committed to complying with the anti-corruption laws in all countries in which it finances projects or otherwise participates. Learn about our Commitment to Global Compliance »
As with other non-profit organizations, the VR Foundation always received far more applications than it has funds to support. Even if a project fits within the criteria and priorities of the VRF, and a detailed assessment has been made, the Foundation may still be unable to provide a grant.
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