Rainin Foundation Calls for IBD Research Proposals for its Synergy Awards Program

Rainin Foundation Calls for IBD Research Proposals for its Synergy Awards Program
The Kenneth Rainin Foundation is calling for innovative, collaborative research proposals on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) for its Synergy Awards program. The foundation is accepting proposals from June 3 until Sept. 16 for the program that aims to help researchers form novel partnerships to promote IBD investigations and improve patient outcomes. The program funds teams of up to three researchers for a maximum $100,000 per scientist. Investigators at both nonprofit and for-profit institutions globally are welcome to apply. Proposal goals should be achievable within a year, after which additional funding may be provided. "I believe that the most transformative research exists in collaboration. Nobody has the expertise to make impacts entirely on their own,” Sidhartha Sinha, MD, from the Stanford University School of Medicine, and Synergy Award grantee, said in a press release. “What the Rainin Foundation has done through the Synergy Award is provide a seed on which this crystal of collaboration has formed.” The Synergy Awards are designed to encourage collaboration among health researchers from across disciplines to advance the study of IBD. It funds groundbreaking or unconventional methodologies that could lead to major breakthroughs. Go here to learn more about eligibility, budget guidelines, and how to apply. "A complex disease like IBD requires a synergist
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