In December 2017, Michael Mosier Defeat DIPG Foundation and The ChadTough Foundation awarded more than $1 million to fund six DIPG-specific research projects.
Three of the projects being funded are research grants and three are fellowships.
Research grants provide funding for hypothesis-driven research projects. The proposed research must represent an innovative approach to a major challenge in DIPG research. The funded projects must have the potential to lead to groundbreaking discoveries in the field, and transform our understanding of the tumorigenesis process or our ability to treat or detect DIPG. Research grants provide funding of up to $250,000 over 2 years.
Fellowships are intended to attract and support promising scientists embarking on careers involving DIPG research. By providing funding to outstanding postdoctoral fellows under the guidance of a mentor, the Fellowship Grant seeks to assist in the development of the next generation of leaders in the field of DIPG research. Fellowships provide funding of up to $100,000 over 2 years.