Help and Hope for the Glut1 Deficiency Community


Research Grant Program
The Glut1 Deficiency Foundation’s Research Grant Program offers funding for research directly related to Glut1 Deficiency and associated disorders. These grants, typically in the range of $10,000 to $50,000, are intended to fund initial research hypotheses that have not been fully explored. Results from this initial research can form the basis to apply for larger governmental or private grants.

Research Grant Awardees are required to give updates on their work throughout the grant cycle and encouraged to present their findings at our biannual conference.


Evaluation Critera for Research Grant Applications

  • originality of hypotheses
  • innovative approach
  • direct relevance and application to Glut1 Deficiency (symptoms, treatment, understanding)
  • scientific quality
  • strength of approach
  • likelihood of success


The Glut1 Deficiency Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Board oversees our Research Grant Program and reports to our Board of Directors.


2018 Funding Cycle
Please check back for more information and details

previous research grant award recipients


Research Grant Eligibility
If you are thinking of applying for a Glut1 Deficiency Foundation Research Grant ask yourself the following questions:

  • Is my research directly relevant to Glut1 Deficiency or related conditions?
  • Am I affiliated with an academic or research institution?
    (we do not award funds to individuals or private companies)

Research Grant Application Guidelines

Application packets should include:

1) Glut1 Deficiency Foundation Grant Application page (download here)

2) Scientific Abstract – 1 page or less

3) Brief Lay explanation – 1 page or less

4) Budget/Duration Page to include the following – 2 pages or less

  • amount requested
  • length of this phase of the project
  • any additional future phases expected
  • justification of the funding requested
  • listing of any additional sources of funding

5) Research Outline to include the following – 4 pages or less

  • Hypothesis
  • Goals of the Research
  • Outline of the Experimental Plan and Research Methods
  • Plan for Sharing Research Outcomes

6) A statement on how the research is expected to advance the understanding, treatment or care of people with Glut1 Deficiency – no limit

7) Citations – no limit

8)  CV


For submissions, questions or additional information, please contact either:
Rob Rapaport at
Glenna Steele at


Thank you for your interest in helping the Glut1 Deficiency community.