Sean Cocchia Rare Disease Research Grant Opportunity

Warren Family Center

Sean Cocchia Rare Disease Research Grant Opportunity


Applications due April 1, 2021.



Thanks to a gift from a benefactor, Sean Cocchia, we are offering one-time grants (up to $25,000) for research aimed at facilitating discoveries in rare disease research, which can include and is not limited to mechanistic studies, drug development, and/or related processes. The grants will provide financial support to conduct research during the 2020-2021 academic year. I ask that you disseminate this request for applications to members of your research team and other groups that you feel qualified to work in this area of research.


The deadline for applying is April 1, 2021 and the required materials are: 

1)      NIH style biosketch

2)      A two-page proposal addressing the need to perform such research in addition to a plan for using such preliminary data in upcoming funding opportunities.

3) Detailed budget



Please send your application materials to for full consideration.