Through a professionally managed grant process, FPWR Canada selects research projects based on the collaborative input of researchers and parents, choosing projects that are both scientifically meritorious and highly relevant for individuals with Prader-Willi Syndrome and their families.

FPWR and FPWR Canada have awarded, through a competitive grant process, over 100 research grants totaling more than $6.5 million. These funds support projects to define the basic molecular mechanisms underlying PWS, to develop novel drugs for hunger, to test whether existing drugs can be repurposed to treat PWS, and to evaluate both medical and nonmedical interventions to improve the lives of those with PWS in the short term.
This reliable and consistent source of private research has energized the field of PWS research. By funding innovative studies, working with established PWS researchers, and bringing new promising researchers into the field, we are working to advance new avenues of research, generate needed research resource, develop novel therapies and positively impact the lives of individuals with Prader-Willi Syndrome.

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Theresa V. Strong, Ph.D., Director of Research Programs, FPWR



Rachel Wevrick, Ph.D., Scientific Advisor, FPWR Canada