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Call for Applications for 2023 Francis S. Collins Scholars

The Francis S. Collins Scholars Program in Neurofibromatosis Clinical and Translational Research is designed to build a community of exceptional clinician scientists who will lead Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1) research and clinical care. “Collins Scholars” receive essential support and resources that enable them to focus their efforts on improving treatment options and outcomes for people with NF1.

Click here to download Application Requirements and Guidelines.

All applications, review processes, and post-award management are done through ProposalCentral. Please follow the ProposalCentral directions for each section (1-13). Please complete each as thoroughly as possible. Visit the following link to begin applying: The deadline for this application is December 9, 2022 by 11:59p.m. EST.

The Scholars Program is named in honor of Dr. Francis S. Collins, who as an exemplary physician scientist led the team that discovered the NF1 gene in 1990. This discovery has informed virtually all subsequent clinical-translational NF1 research. 

Questions about the program and/or the application can be directed to Rhonda Jackson, For general inquiries about N-TAP, please email For technical support in ProposalCentral, please email or call 1-800-875-2562.