More than $400,000 in services for rare disease research, apply by Dec. 15

The Rare Genomics Institute and Assay Depot have partnered up to sponsor the Rare Disease Challenge: Be HEARD (Helping Empower and Accelerate Research Discoveries) with the joint goal of furthering rare disease research. The winner of this scientific challenge will receive a $10,000 cash prize plus access to more than $400,000 worth of donated research services.

Application due date: December 15, 2012

Researchers can apply for as many donated services as appropriate for study of their selected rare disease; submitted proposals may be awarded one or more donations based on the review from an expert panel and evaluation of technical fit and feasibility in conjunction with the sponsors. Look at the full list of services offered in this competition.

Finalists for the $10,000 prize will be announced on Feb. 28, 2013; finalists will be posted on Facebook, whereby the one with the most votes will win the $10,000 prize.

Get more info or check out other current funding opportunities.