Kenneth Rainin Foundation Offers $100K Grant for Innovative IBD Research

Kenneth Rainin Foundation Offers $100K Grant for Innovative IBD Research
The Kenneth Rainin Foundation is encouraging researchers from around the world to submit ideas that might revolutionize inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) treatment. The potential reward: a $100,000 grant from the foundation’s Innovator Award program. Since 2010, the foundation has awarded more than $11 million in funding for research on IBD treatments. "The Rainin Foundation understands that our support plays a critical role in advancing the early stages of scientific research. We welcome projects from researchers outside of the traditional IBD circles. Our funding comes when researchers need it most — when they have an idea or a question and they need a partner to begin working toward a solution," Jennifer Rainin, PhD, chief executive officer of the foundation, said in a press release. Through the Innovator Award program, grants of $100,000 are provided to one-year, proof-of-concept projects that have the potential to transform treatment for IBDs. Projects must be innovative, have scientific merit, include collaboration and be feasible. Researchers from any discipline may apply, as can nonprofit research institutions worldwide. "We believe that providing early support to innovative researchers with potentially transformative projects can lead to improvements in predicting, preventing, and curing IBD," said Averil Ma, chair of the foundation’s scientific advisory board. The foundation
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