The Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation is the only foundation in the world dedicated to facilitating and funding research for a cure for desmoid tumors. The foundation funds research that uses cutting-edge science and creative clinical applications, as well as novel approaches that address potential leads based on prior research.
As part of this mission, DTRF has issued a Request for Proposal to support early-stage research that explores new approaches to advance current scientific knowledge about desmoid tumors resulting in the development of new treatment options and bringing us closer to a cure.
One-year grants of up to $30,000 will be awarded to young investigators who are new to desmoid tumor research and require seed funding that enables them to gather preliminary data needed to apply for funding to support a more fully developed line of research in the future. Researchers must be willing to collaborate with other scientists and institutions with similar interests.
To be eligible, applicants must have earned an MD, PhD, or equivalent degree and be sponsored by a nonprofit organization with tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
See the DTRF website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.