SCID, Angels for Life Research Grants

SCID Angels
2021 Research Grant Application

SCID Angels for Life Foundation is proud to announce its first call for research proposals. SCID Angels will be awarding a one-time grant with a maximum of $25,000 for one proposal. Our Research Program will fund a one year proposal based on the following:

Request For Proposals

Article I Areas of Interest

  1. New and innovative curative treatment approaches for Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID) with the goal to improve long-term outcomes and/or reduce treatment related long-term complications, thereby improving quality of life post treatment.
  2. Innovative approaches aimed at improving the diagnosis, the treatment, or maintaining the treatment continuity of Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID) patients, within marginalized communities. Marginalized communities are those excluded from mainstream social, economic, educational, and/or cultural life. Examples of marginalized populations include, but are not limited to, groups excluded due to race, religious affiliation, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical ability, language, remote location and/or immigration status.

Article II Conditions of The Grant

  1. Eligible applicants should hold a Ph.D. or M.D degree. Applicants should be full-time permanent faculty members or post-doctoral fellows with a degree in fields related to SCID including, Immunology, Hematology, Cell Biology, Medicine, Biochemistry, Translational Research, or a similar field, at a research institute within the United States or Canada.
  2. The project should be carried out within 1 year from initial funding.
  3. The Grant Recipient/Primary Investigator must make proper acknowledgements in presentations and publications resulting from the work supported by SCID, Angels for Life Foundation. The grant recipient will notify SCID Angels of any publications resulting from any work supported by the grant.
  4. The Grant Recipient/Primary Investigator must submit a final written progress report to SCID, Angels for Life Foundation at the conclusion of the award period. The recipient may also be asked to present the results of their research at a future SCID, Angels for Life board meeting.
  5. Permitted expenses include a contribution towards the salary of the primary investigator, co-investigators, and support staff, plus equipment and supplies specifically required to complete the project’s aims. In addition, the costs associated with the publication of the research are permitted. Institutional Overhead Payments (IOP) may be requested and should be included in the amount requested, IOP shall not exceed 7.5%: IOP will be paid out of the amount funded, not in addition to it.

Article III Application and Selection Process

  1. All applications must be submitted in English
  2. Required Documents:
    1. SCID, Angels for Life Foundation Research Grant Application Form
    2. Investigator Information
      1. Name and contact information of Primary and any Co-Investigators along with name and address of the Institution(s)
      2. Name of the party responsible for the research location, facility space, and/or equipment, if applicable
    3. Applicant’s Personal Information
      1. Summarize your training to date
      2. Comment on your specific clinical research interests, limit length to approximately 1 page
      3. CV of principal investigator
      4. A list of prior relevant publications may be included but is not required
    4. Detailed Research Proposal
      1. Project timeline including percentage of time dedicated to this trial
      2. Selection of Area of Interest
      3. Description of how the outcome of this research will support the Area of Interest
      4. Description: Outline the specific aims, background, methodology, purpose, and goals of the intended project
      5. Budget and Budget Justification, limit length to approximately 2 pages
  3. Additional Documentation
    1. Any additional documentation, if applicable including but not limited to documentation which shows approval by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee for animal studies or by the Institutional Review Board for human studies from the grantee institution.
    2. Any additional documentation or approvals relevant to the project

Article IV Award and Disbursement

  • 1) Complete and relevant proposals will be reviewed by the SCID, Angels for Life Research Grant Committee. Any conflicts of interest will be disclosed in the review minutes and will be reported on grant approvals.
  • 2) Disbursement of funds will be made after execution of the grant agreement.

How to Apply

Grant applications for 2021 are currently closed.

Please download and complete the following documents

Download a copy of the RFP (PDF format)

Download the application form (DOCX fillable form)

Download a copy of the Letter of Verification (DOCX fillable form)

Complete all information and upload to the Grant Submission Page


Deadline for applications: 12/15/2021

Funding decisions made: 01/14/2022

Signing of Agreement: 01/28/2022

Funding Available: 02/04/2022

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