Peter G. Pentchev Research Fellowship (NPD Type C)
National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation
Peter G. Pentchev Research Fellowship $50,000 per annum for two years
The National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation (NNPDF) invites applications for postdoctoral research fellowships examining the biology of Niemann-Pick Type C (NPC) disease, a lethal neurodegenerative disease for which there are no effective therapies.
M.D., Ph. D. and D.V.M. postdoctoral fellows are eligible to apply for funding to improve our understanding of the biology and pathogenesis of NPC disease. Preference will be given to research projects developing new therapies for NPC and identifying biomarkers of disease activity for diagnosis and clinical trials.
The fellowships provide support of $50,000 per annum for two years and may be renewable based on performance. Applicants must be currently associated with a recognized laboratory.
These fellowships are named for Peter G. Pentchev, Ph.D. a pioneer in Niemann-Pick Disease Research, and supporter of the NNPDF. Dr. Pentchev was honored for his contributions at the recent NNPDF Family Support and Medical Conference. Read more about Dr. Pentchev's support of the families of the NNPDF and their "Quest for a Cure" here.
Applications for the Peter G. Pentchev Research Fellowships are due May 1, 2013, and should be submitted by email to the Research Committee Chair.
Applicants will be informed of the funding decision by September 1, 2013, via email.
Fellowships awarded will begin October 1, 2013.
Printable Flyer/Poster about the Peter G. Pentchev Fellowship
For further information please contact the Research Committee Chair.
[March 1, 2013 cat]