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Research Grant Program

 

The Glut1 Deficiency Foundation’s Research Grant Program offers funding for research directly related to Glut1 Deficiency. Since 2010, the G1DF has awarded over $1 million to projects to help drive research progress toward better understanding, easier diagnsois, and better treatments.

These grants are made possible through the generosity of our donors - friends, family members, classmates, teachers, neighbors, teammates, and others who are inspired by someone they love and care about who is affected by Glut1 Deficiency.

These grants, typically in the range of $10,000 to $50,000, are intended to provide seed funding in areas identified in our Research Compass that have not been fully explored or provide funding to sustain or provide resources for ongoing laboratory research programs.

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

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Current Funding Cycle

There is no current funding cycle open for more substantial grants, however please contact us to inquire about ongoing opportunities for access to research tools.

Please check back for future grant opportunities or sign up for our Professional Network to receive announcements.

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

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Previous Grant Recipients

 $116,750 total

Christina Gurnett, MD, PhD
Washington University St. Louis
St. Louis, Missouri  USA
Million Dollar Bike Ride grantee
Multiplex Analysis of Variant Effects for SLC2A1 gene

Prof. Dr. Michél Willemsen
Radboud University Medical Center
Nijmegen, Netherlands
Effects of Sodium Lactate Infusion in Patients With Glucose Transporter 1 Deficiency Syndrome (GLUT1DS)

Juan Pascual, MD, PhD
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas  USA
Clinical Research Manager Position for Collaborative Research Network Activities

 
 

$142,200

Darryl De Vivo. MD
Columbia University Irving Medical Center
New York, New York   USA
Exploring the Genotypes Associated with Glut1DS-Type Phenotypes

Jason Park, MD, PhD
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas  USA
Million Dollar Bike Ride grantee
Identification of GLUT1 Activating Compounds in a Mouse Model

Juan Pascual, MD, PhD
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas  USA
Clinical Research Manager Position for Collaborative Research Network Activities

$187,000 total

Abraham Al-Ahmad, PHD
Texas Tech University Health Science Center
Amarillo, Texas  USA
Impact of the Ketogenic Diet on Glucose Metabolism at the Neurovascular In Vitro

Darryl De Vivo, MD
Columbia University Irving Medical Center
New York New York  USA
Exploring the Genotype(s) Associated with Glut1 DS-Like Phenotypes

Umrao Monani, PhD and Maoxue Tang, PhD
Columbia University Irving Medical Center
New York, New York,  USA
When, During Life, is the Glut1 Protein Most Required to Prevent Disease?

Juan Pascual, MD, PhD
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas  USA
Infrastructure for Rapid Clinical Trials in Glut1 Deficiency

Jason Park, MD, PhD
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas  USA
Identification of Compounds Increasing Glut1 Activity

$80,000 total

Juan Pascual, MD, PhD
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas  USA
C7 Oil and the Ketogenic Diet

Dominic D’Agostino, PhD
University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida
Testing the Efficacy of Ketone Supplementation in Glucose Transporter Type 1 Deficiency Syndrome (GLUT1 DS) Mice 

$150,000 total

Umrao R. Monani, PhD
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, New York  USA
Defining the Spatial and Temporal Requirements for the Glucose Transporter-1 protein in Glut1 Deficiency Syndrome

Abraham Al-Ahmad, PhD
Texas Tech University
Amarillo, Texas  USA
Modeling Glucose Transport Across the Human Neurovascular Unit Using a Patient Derived Stem Cell Model

Dominic D’Agostino, PhD
University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida
Testing the Efficacy of Ketone Supplementation in Glucose Transporter Type 1 Deficiency Syndrome (GLUT1 DS) Mice 

Juan Pascual, MD, PhD
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas  USA
C7 Oil and the Ketogenic Diet

$30,000 total

Juan Pascual, MD, PhD
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas  USA
Multiple Projects

$69,356 total

Darryl De Vivo, MD
Columbia University Irving Medical Center
New York New York  USA
Glut1 Studies

Dominic D’Agostino, PhD
University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida
Ketone Ester/Salt Research

Prof. Giangennaro Coppola
University of Salerno
Salerno, Italy
Ketone Ester Research

Juan Pascual, MD, PhD
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas  USA
Laboratory Research

$75,000 total

Darryl De Vivo, MD
Columbia University Irving Medical Center
New York New York  USA
Glut1 Studies and outcome measure testing

Dominic D’Agostino, PhD
University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida
Ketone Ester/Salt Research

Juan Pascual, MD, PhD
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas  USA
Laboratory Research and Patient Registry

$60,000 total

Darryl De Vivo, MD
Columbia University Irving Medical Center
New York New York  USA
Glut1 Studies

Juan Pascual, MD, PhD
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas  USA
Laboratory Research and Patient Registry

$25,000 total

Juan Pascual, MD, PhD
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas  USA
Raised by several Glut1 Deficiency families for C7 oil research