Application Process

Application Process

Considering the interdisciplinary nature of both Basic and Translational Research projects, collaborative studies among geneticists, molecular biologists, neuroscientists, child neurologists, medicinal chemists and pharmacologists engaged in drug discovery and other clinical or basic researchers are encouraged. Teams working together from different institutions as well as within pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries are strongly encouraged.

Grants are made for technical support, supplies, equipment and relevant travel. For HeART and Regular Research Grant mechanisms, PI salary support will now be considered on a case-by-case basis and may be limited to 20% of the total award. Indirect costs of up to 10% of direct costs may be included with the request amount. Proposals for less than the maximum amount are encouraged. Second year funding for all awards is non-competitive but is based on review of the first year’s progress report.


International Rett Syndrome Foundation accepts qualified, scientific proposals from academic institutions, existing, private, early-stage pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries (if a clear need for non-profit funding to support the project is demonstrated and justified) and other non-profit organizations worldwide. Investigators with “Research Associate” as their title are eligible to apply for mentored training fellowships only. Exceptions may be considered on a case by case basis.

The Two-Step Grant Application Process

For application submission inquiries, please contact [email protected]