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Opportunity profile: IBD funder welcomes off-the-wall ideas

Welcome carpet with red sneakers on it.

US-based Kenneth Rainin Foundation is on the lookout for new ways to tackle unmet needs

Top tips

  • Bids from those from outside inflammatory bowel disease or gastroenterology are welcome
  • The foundation funds both basic and translational research
  • Preliminary data may not be necessary; the foundation is happy to provide funding that will lead to preliminary data
  • Do not be afraid of tackling any of the major questions around IBD; the charity likes high-risk, high-gain research

If you’ve worked in a lab, there’s a good chance you’ll have used the ergonomic pipettes designed by the late American businessman and philanthropist Kenneth Rainin.

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