FOP Awareness Grant of the Förderverein FOP e.V. to Support Young Scientists and Raise Awareness for FOP

We, the Förderverein FOP e.V., would like to support young scientists who are actively researching the rare disease Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP).

For example, we support travel expenses to scientific conferences or events that raise awareness of FOP. These can be international meetings where original FOP research is presented, or FOP family gatherings where people can exchange ideas with colleagues and patients, We also support publication fees or other FOP activities.

Who can apply?

To be eligible, you must be active in academia and have obtained your highest degree (BSc, MSc or PhD) within the last 10 years.

What is funded?

  • Registration fees for scientific conferences
  • Travel expenses to a conference or FOP family gathering
  • Publication costs in open access journals
  • or anything else to support your research and raise awareness of FOP!

The costs are covered up to a maximum of € 2,000.

How do you apply?

You submit a short form describing how you want to use the money. After you have submitted your application, we need a short statement from your supervisor/PI to confirm your application. We will try to decide within 14-30 days.

Please provide us with the following information and send it to

  1. Personal Details


    1. First and Last Name
    2. Last university degree with date
    3. E-mail
    4. Institution, City, Country
    5. Name and E-mail of your supervisor
  2. Application details


    1. How is the grant used?
      Please briefly describe why you are applying for the grant.
    2. How will this help raise awareness of FOP?
      Please write briefly why this will help raise awareness of FOP or support the FOP community.
    3. Costs
      Please detail what the grant will be used for: