Dharam Ablashi Research Fund – Pilot Grant Program

Funder: HHV-6 Foundation

Due Date: December 29, 2017

Budget: $25,000 plus indirect costs


The Dharam Ablashi Research Fund Pilot Grants were made possible by a generous grant in honor of Dharam Ablashi, co-discoverer of HHV-6, in recognition of his service to the field. The grants are intended for investigators to generate pilot data for larger grant proposals.

Although the Foundation is interested in supporting quality projects in all research relating to HHV-6, areas of special interest include:

  • Biopsy studies by IHC and PCR
  • HHV-6 & autoimmunity
  • HHV-6 latency
  • HHV-6 & mitochondrial disease
  • HHV-6 reactivation & fatigue
  • Antiviral testing of novel compounds
  • Novel assays
  • CNS disease associations
  • Chromosomally Integrated HHV-6
  • HHV-6B & acute GVHD
  • HHV-6 in heart disease
  • HHV-6 as a trigger for malignancy

Projects that are simply extensions of ongoing research or that already have ample supporting data will not be considered.

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