The Vilcek Foundation is currently seeking applicants for the 2019 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science. We are accepting applications from foreign-born scientists age 38 and under from now through June 11, 2018. Three winners will each receive a $50,000 unrestricted cash prize and will be honored at an awards ceremony in New York City in April 2019.
The Neurofibromatosis Therapeutic Acceleration Program (NTAP) is now accepting applications for the Francis S. Collins Scholars Program in Neurofibromatosis Clinical and Translational Research. The Collins Scholars program brings together a community of exceptionally well-trained clinician scientists who will be leaders in the field of NF1 research.
The Social Venture Fund (SVF), a student-run VC fund that makes investments in startup-companies that have social impact at the core of their business model, at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business is now accepting business plans (thru November 5, 2017) for the 2017-2018 investment round.
The Children’s Tumor Foundation (CTF) and the scientific journal PLOS ONE are collaborating on a new funding program in the area of neurofibromatosis (NF) research. The new initiative, called the Drug Discovery Initiative Registered Report (DDIRR) 2017 Awards, is a funder-publisher partnership to integrate the Registered Reports model in the grant application process.
Every August the Littlest Tumor Foundation hosts the NF Family Wellness Retreat in Clintonville, WI. This year, the retreat will take place from August 11-14 at the Imago Dei Village and is free of charge. The mission at the retreat is to strengthen the family unit, build compassion, and address NF manifestations through practicing a healthy lifestyle.