Applications for the Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation’s 2012 Research Grants are in, and the news is great!
We are thrilled to announce that the number of applications has nearly doubled from last year and the quality of candidates with exciting and creative proposals exceeds all previous years.
Having so many researches take an interest in starting or continuing their careers in Sjögren’s gives hope to finding more treatment options and a cure, but also signifies the increased value that the medical community is finding in conducting Sjögren’s research.
Thanks to the generosity of our members, supporters and corporate partners, we are able to continue to expand our research program, but we wish we could fund all of the promising applicants. It is always difficult to turn away a talented researcher due to funds since our hope is to encourage them in pursuing a career in Sjögren’s research.
These talented applicants are the reason we continue to increase the number of awareness events and fundraising activities to carry out our mission of not only educating and creating awareness of Sjögren’s but also encouraging vital research of this debilitating disease.
Applications are currently being reviewed by the SSF Research Review Committee, composed of experts in Sjögren’s, and the awardees will be announced later this spring. The challenge this year – is that we are going to have to turn away more applicants than ever before! Turning away the chance of having a worthwhile Sjögren’s project not researched!
We also hope you will consider donating to our research campaign. With more donations for research – we will be able to fund more research this year. Please help!