The Alport Syndrome Foundation, the Pedersen Family, and the Kidney Foundation of Canada are offering funding for basic science and clinical research that will enhance the understanding and treatment of Alport Syndrome. This is the third year the organizations have collaborated to jointly award funding for Alport Syndrome research.

The objective of this research funding program is to advance the knowledge of, develop effective treatment protocols for, and discover a cure for Alport Syndrome

Funding will be provided for basic science and/or clinical research on Alport Syndrome. These funds may be used as seed funding for the testing of initial hypotheses and the collection of preliminary data leading to successful long-term funding by the National Institutes of Health, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, or other major funding institutions around the world.

The foundation said they anticipate awarding two $100,000 research projects. Applications are due March 23, 2015. There are no geographical limitations of this funding.

More information is available in the Alport Syndrome Foundation website.