The Kenneth Rainin Foundation supports research that is potentially transformative to diagnosing, treating and curing Inflammatory Bowel Disease. The Innovator Awards program provides $100,000 grants for one-year research projects, which due to their ground-breaking nature, may not be suitable for funding from more traditional sources. To date, they have funded projects in the following areas:
- Diet and Nutrition
- Epithelial Cell/Molecular Biology
- Fecal Microbiota Transplant
- Immunity and Inflammation
- Therapeutic Development and Delivery
If you are submitting a clinical research proposal, they encourage you to include basic scientific methodologies to examine the underlying mechanisms of the proposed intervention/treatment.
Funding criteria include:
- Scientific merit
- Strong evidence of collaboration
- Investigator capability to execute project
Researchers from any scientific discipline at non-profit research institutions worldwide are eligible for funding. Typically, the researchers they fund hold advanced degrees (MD, PhD or the equivalent) and academic positions at universities, medical centers or research institutions. Innovator Awards may have only one principal investigator, and funding is awarded to their home institution; however, additional investigators may be listed as co-investigators.
Letter of Inquiry Deadline: January 15 – February 15, annually