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The 2024 Nicole Gularte “Fight for Cures” Grant Award Application

The Emily Whitehead Foundation (EWF) is pleased to announce the availability of funding to support early-stage investigators working in the United States who are dedicated to advancing novel cell and gene therapies. The grant will be awarded to an early career scientist who is emboldened with the indomitable and unconquerable spirit of Nicole Gularte to develop, create, and deliver access to advanced therapies for pediatric patients and significantly contribute to the field of advanced therapies.

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Must be an Early Stage Investigator holding a doctoral degree (PhD, MD, or D.O) earned from an accredited institution within the last 5 years.
  • Work location must be located in the United States.

Award: The selected recipient will receive a grant of $50,000, intended for salary support, materials/reagents, and travel to a scientific meeting to present data supported by the grant. Travel expenses to attend the EWF Believe Ball on September 27, 2024, in Philadelphia to receive the award in person will be provided in addition to the grant.


Step 1.) Please follow the link below to download the application template

Step 2.) Use your downloaded copy of the template to fill in the necessary fields and answer all the questions as thouroughly as possible.

Step 3.) When the document is complete and your required attachments are in order, please return to this form, fill in your contact information and submit the your application in a .PDF or .docx format.

Step 4.) Upload the other required documentation noted on this form and submit your fully executed application by clicking submit. 

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