Dr. Ralph and Marian Falk Medical Research Trust $500K Funding

Friday, October 3, 2014 (All day)

Program Announcement
The Dr. Ralph and Marian Falk Medical Research Trust
2014 Catalyst Research Program
2015 Transformational Research Program

The Dr. Ralph and Marian Falk Medical Research Trust was created by Marian Falk in 1979, and was fully funded upon her death in 1991. Mrs. Falk had very strong views on how best to support biomedical research. She sought out brilliant investigators and supported them, as well as the young investigators who worked with them, by funding “medical research to improve treatments of the past and eventually find cures for diseases for which no definite cure is known.”

Bank of America N.A., serves as Trustee of the Falk Medical Research Trust. Since 1992, the Falk Trust has provided over $125 million in support of medical research.

In 2015, the Falk Medical Research Trust will launch a new Transformational Research Program focused on increasing the impact of its funding. Since the Transformational Research Program utilizes an innovative approach that represents a departure from the Trust’s previous programs, the Catalyst Research Program has been created to provide seed funding to help investigators and their institutions lay the foundation for successful application to the Transformational Research Program in 2015 and beyond.

Successful research proposals to both programs must demonstrate direct relevance to human disease and the ability to extend basic research in one or more of the following ways:

-   Understanding underlying disease processes and how they disrupt normal human biology,

-   Identification of biological markers of disease activity and progression

-   Development and testing of diagnostic or prognostic tests based on those markers

-   Identification of targets for therapeutic interventions

-   Development of therapeutic agents that will disrupt, arrest, or prevent the disease process

-   Pre-clinical and clinical testing of new therapies

2014 Catalyst Research Program Application Deadline:

Friday October 3, 2014
12:00 Noon, US Central Time

Apply Here

Detailed Program Description

Award Amount and Funding Period:
1-year Projects of up to $500,000
Up to $6 Million will be awarded in 2014
Funding begins on or by November 30, 2014

Russell L. Bromley
Translational Research Acceleration Consulting
Office 805-466-3898