Wellcome Discovery Awards

Published by Welcome


This scheme provides funding for established researchers and teams from any discipline who want to pursue bold and creative research ideas to deliver significant shifts in understanding that could improve human life, health and wellbeing.

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Christopher Duncan Horn Memorial Award

Published by Muscular Dystrophy Association National Office

AwardDuchenne Muscular DystrophyDMD

MDA has invested over $125M in the development of gene therapy for neuromuscular diseases (NMDs) over the past 20 years. To continue to lead the way in this important field of medicine, MDA held a summit in January 2022 to address the challenges in safely delivering AAV-based gene replacement therapy to NMD patients. In this meeting, top experts and stakeholders convened to talk openly about adverse events linked to clinical trials in the field. Although experts collectively agree that gene therapy holds great promise in addressing the underlying cause of many neuromuscular diseases, there are still many challenges and risks that must be overcome to fully realize the translational potential of gene therapy in NMDs affecting children and adults.

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Transformative Research Award: Retinal Degeneration

Published by Fighting Blindness Canada

AwardRetinal Degeneration

Fighting Blindness Canada is launching the Transformative Research Award (TRA) program to fund strategic areas of need within vision research.

The 2022/23 competition will fund innovative and ambitious research that will advance the development of new therapies for retinal degenerative diseases. This competition is open to discovery, translational or clinical research. The program is open to Canadian or international investigators, with a budget of up to $1.25 million over five years per award. This competition has two stages: Letter of Intent and Full Application (by invitation only).

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