Accelerating Treatments for Rare Diseases 

The Oxford-Harrington Rare Disease Scholar Award advances promising discoveries from academic labs to move them into clinical practice. The award combines funding and expert therapeutics development support to help researchers in the UK, US, or Canada to accelerate preclinical projects towards treatments for patients.

The grant is administered by the Oxford-Harrington Rare Disease Centre (OHC), a partnership between the University of Oxford and Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio. Harrington Discovery Institute’s UK granting organisation is Fund for Cures UK, Ltd.

​​​Please note that the call for applications in 2024 is now closed.

Important Dates

  • Call Opens for Applications 
    6th February 2024
  • Application Submission Deadline 
    26th March 2024 
  • Finalists Contacted for Due Diligence Review  
    June - July 2024
  • Notification of Award
    October 2024

  How to Apply