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Research Grants

NORD's Research Grant Program provides seed money in small grants to academic scientists studying new treatments or diagnostics for rare diseases. Read current Requests for Proposals, read the research grant policy and see recent grant recipients.

How NORD Helps Researchers

Encouraging research on rare diseases is an essential part of NORD’s mission. NORD posts notices regarding funding opportunities, both from NORD and from its Member Organizations. Also, NORD promotes awareness among patients of opportunities to participate in clinical trials.

Free Booklets for Medical Professionals

NORD offers free Physician’s Guides for medical professionals. We are happy to mail copies of these booklets upon request. In addition, the content may be downloaded from this website. Each booklet provides an overview of a specific rare disease.

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