Expansion Award Announcements
June 8, 2023
We are proud to present our 2023 Expansion Award Program awardees!
This year, proposals from 12 research teams across the globe have been selected, for a total investment of ~$600K. Our Expansion Awards provide ‘piggyback’ funding for teams to add new directions or approaches to their currently funded work, supporting researchers by expanding the scope of existing projects, supporting new directions, spurring new ideas, and increasing the scientific interest and impact of studies in the single ventricle field. These awards enable investigators in the field to initiate their “future directions” now.
The Expansion Awards give our research teams the ability to move hypotheses forward quickly – exploring new ideas and paving the way for future discovery. And, while the term of these awards is only 12 months, these investments will continue to offer significant returns in the long term. The impact of their respective findings, tested hypotheses, and next-generation technologies will outlive any single project and drive future discovery years beyond the limits of our initial support.
This year’s selection showcases a broad spectrum of science, across disciplines and Research Roadmap areas. These awardees have the potential to significantly impact the future of the single ventricle field with their outside-of-the box thinking: from novel implantable Fontan Assist Devices, to placental stem cell therapies, and large animal model development to high-throughput testing platforms, this cohort demonstrates the myriad of ways in which Expansion Awards can impact the trajectory of science.