Request for Abstracts




In May 2014 Chase the Cure, formed Team NPC in collaboration with NPC Groups Friends of JP, I pedal for Chad & Pedaling to Perservere and rode in the University of Pennsylvania's First Annual Million Dollar Bike Ride for Rare Disease Research. 


We helped raise $85,000 to fund more research and we hope YOU apply.



As a result of the Million Dollar Bike Ride, the Center for Orphan Disease Research and Therapy, CODRT, announces a Request for Applications (RFA) for a $50,000 a pilot grant and a one-year $35,000 postdoctoral fellowship for Niemann Pick Type C.  Please feel free to share this information with all investigators interested in applying along with the attached information. 


The RFA and guidelines for application are available on CODRT web by clicking on the link below, then on Niemann Pick Type C pilot grant or postdoctoral fellowship.    



The Timeline for the RFA/grant Program is as follows:

RFA Release Posted: August 4, 2014

Pre-application deadline: September 15, 2014, documents are to be uploaded no later than 5pm
















Invitation to submit a Full-application by September 18, 2014

Full-application deadline: October 15, 2014 (by invitation only) documents are to be uploaded no later than 5pm

Anticipated start date: December 1, 2014

All applicants must become a member in the Center for Orphan Disease Research and Therapy to participate in this RFA. Please view our membership details.




Linda Aversa-Caldwell, MS

Associate Director

Center for Orphan Disease Research and Therapy

University of Pennsylvania

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Philadelphia, PA  19104-6085

Phone: (215) 898-6111

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