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WARF Therapeutics spring 2021 call for proposals

Program proposal deadline April 5

Jeanan Yasiri Moe
Director of Strategic Communications
[email protected] | (608) 960-9892

MADISON, Wis. – WARF Therapeutics collaborates with researchers to advance their work closer to clinical testing, a “bench to bedside” approach. The program invests in the development of drug-like molecules using industry-centric drug discovery resources and approaches led by a team of preclinical drug discovery experts.

We encourage researchers to set up a meeting with Jon Young to discuss their program and learn more about WARF Therapeutics. Principal investigators are invited to submit project proposals by April 5, 2021, which will be reviewed at our May 10, 2021, Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) meeting.

Projects eligible for WARF Therapeutics

  • UW-Madison or Morgridge Institute for Research principal investigators
  • Translational research with a validated target and therapeutic disease hypothesis
  • Patent not required

Learn more and submit.

We meet with researchers throughout the year and the WARF Therapeutics SAB reviews proposals twice a year. Projects submitted by April 5 will have a review meeting in May. Another review will be held in November.

The current WARF Therapeutics portfolio includes five projects, the majority of which are in oncology. However, we are agnostic to disease indication and drug modality.

About WARF Therapeutics

Consistent with WARF’s mission to support UW-Madison research and make a global impact, WARF Therapeutics is a major initiative to move new pharmaceuticals closer to patients and the marketplace. WARF Therapeutics will select validated targets, invest in the discovery of therapeutic agents, lead them through preclinical development, and position them towards commercialization and to improve the lives of patients. More at warf.org/therapeutics.

 About WARF

The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) helps steward the cycle of research, discovery, commercialization and investment for the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Founded in 1925 as an independent, nonprofit foundation, WARF manages more than 2,000 patents and an investment portfolio as it funds university research, obtains patents for campus discoveries and licenses inventions to industry. For more information, visit warf.org.