Grants and Awards

The Wiedemann-Steiner Syndrome Foundation believes that lack of research presents the biggest barrier to care for patients and awards micro-grants and awards to organizations interested in researching Wiedemann-Steiner Syndrome and its related symptoms. The foundation’s mission is to expand the body of knowledge for rare genetic syndromes like WSS. We do this by supporting researchers, research institutions and non-profits whose mission aligns with ours.

Grants

The WSS Foundation accepts proposals from researcher who wish to study Wiedemann-Steiner syndrome. Please read through the application thoroughly and submit proposals by the published deadline. Two awards of up to $7,500 USD are available to expedite the exploration of key issues and facilitate research that can impact patient care and medical practice in the following fields: Cognitive Development and Feeding/Nutrition/Digestion. Grant applications are due by Friday, January 12th, 2018.

Click here for the 2017 micro-grant application.

Awards

The WSS Foundation allocates 5% of donations toward assistance for the “undiagnosed” community and other rare disease foundations. In 2017 the WSS Foundation chose the following organizations for award monies: