Funding Opportunities

Research Focus

Emily’s Entourage provides funding to support high-impact research led by top researchers around the world that have the greatest potential to reach patients quickly. The organization focuses on nonsense mutations of Cystic Fibrosis, particularly the W1282X mutation. Learn about projects that have been funded.

Types of Funding 

Catalyst for the Cure Grants

  • The Catalyst for the Cure campaign is a groundbreaking initiative to raise $3 million in three years to support four key research areas targeting Cystic Fibrosis-related nonsense mutations. The projects funded by this campaign are intended to accelerate breakthroughs that can reach patients within 5 years.

Strategic Investments

  • Emily’s Entourage collaborates with public, private and nonprofit organizations—from biotechnology to pharmaceuticals to academia—to develop unique partnerships that support the expeditious development of therapies and a cure for nonsense mutations of Cystic Fibrosis.

Contracted Projects and Other Grants

  • Emily’s Entourage provides additional grant funding through a variety of mechanisms, such as pilot and independent grants. Previous pilot grants have been provided directly by Emily’s Entourage and then administered through, and matched by, the Penn Medicine Orphan Disease Center’s Million Dollar Bike Ride Pilot Grant Program

More Information 

If you are interested in funding opportunities or have questions, please contact us. 


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