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Grants Available for Medical Researchers


Soft Bones: The U.S. Hypophosphatasia Foundation was founded in 2009 to provide valuable information, education, and support for people living with hypophosphatasia (HPP), their families, and caregivers. Soft Bones is interested in promoting the development of innovative research by new and established investigators in HPP. A Soft Bones Research Grant will again be offered for 2015 and applications for funding are now being accepted. This is a one time seed grant of $25,000 for basic or clinical research directly related to HPP.  The application is due by December 15, 2014.

Click here for the Soft Bones grant flyer.

Click here for the Soft Bones grant application. 



Michael Geisman Fellowship awards to post-doctoral trainees (that is, those with an MD, DDS, DO, or PhD) who are currently working on projects with clear relevance to OI, or who have projects that will enable them to develop expertise in OI research.

A qualified applicant must hold an MD, DDS, DO, or PhD, and be appointed at the level of a post-doctoral trainee, or equivalent, within an academic institution.  An applicant should have completed their Ph.D. or their clinical training within the past five years.  Fellowship awards provide up to $50,000 per year, which can be used for salary, fringe benefits, and supplies.  Research must be done under the supervision of a mentor with training and experience in Osteogenesis Imperfecta research or research in a related field.  Fellowship awards are for one year; a second year of funding may be approved based upon satisfactory performance during the first year of funding.  Fellowship applications require that the mentor submit a copy of his/her NIH biosketch and a letter of recommendation on behalf of the trainee, which also confirms that the mentor will supervise the trainee’s research.  Fellowship applications also require two additional letters of recommendation from scientists or clinicians who can comment upon the applicant’s training, ability, and potential to develop expertise in OI research. Click here for the Michael Geisman Fellowship Application. Applications must be submitted by November 1, 2014.


Investigator Travel Grant
The OI Foundation also has limited investigator meeting grant funds available to OI scientists wishing to travel to OI related scientific meetings in the United States and in other countries. This program is funded on a rolling basis and each request will be reviewed separately. The first award will be available for travel taking place after January 1, 2014. Those receiving travel grants will be asked to provide a meeting summary to the OI Foundation to be used in various OIF publications. Click here for the application to the Investigator Travel Grants.


SRC Members:  Click here to access the application review page. (Available January 6 - February 10, 2014)

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Related OI Foundation Policies

Fellowship Research Gene Patent Policy

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