2nd NF Hackathon: Sept. 13-15 in San Francisco

Reminder: A collaborative research event is happening in San Francisco on September 13-15, 2019, one week prior to the 2019 NF Conference. Following in the footsteps of the 2017 NF2 hackathon, the 2019 NF Hackathon will focus on analyzing genomic, drug screening, imaging, and other data for NF1 and NF2. You can participate remotely or in-person (limited spots available). Thank you to all of the research community members who have contributed data or expertise for this event.

Funding Highlight: NTAP Francis S. Collins Scholar Program

The Francis S. Collins Scholar Program seeks applications from clinician-scientists with a focus on NF1 to help support their development as translational researchers. This program provides salary support, research and clinical training, research stipends, and more. Learn more about previous applicants and find the application at ntap.org. Proposals are due November 22, 2019.

Funding Highlight: DHART SPORE Programs

The Developmental and HyperActive Ras Tumor SPORE has two active RFAs targeting members of DHART SPORE-affiliated and other academic institutions. The Developmental Research Program requests applications from independent investigators that “advance the diagnosis and treatment of early-stage tumors and advanced cancers characterized by germline and somatic NF1 mutations.” The Career Enhancement Program seeks applications to aid career development and facilitate collaborative projects from junior faculty focused on the study of NF1-related tumors. Both applications have a deadline of September 17, 2019. Learn more and find the applications at dhartspore.org.