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Supporting patient care, education, and research

in Biotherapy & symbiotic medicine




Grant   Information

BTER Foundation Grants

General Information


The BTER Foundation's Patient Assistance Grants provide free or subsidized supplies for patients who can not afford the costs of therapy. For more information about the Patient Assistance Grants, PRESS HERE.

The BTER Foundation helps young researchers present their work at national meetings by subsidizing their registration and/or travel costs.

Medical care advances as our understanding of disease improves. These advances are the result of research.

Maggot therapy, leech therapy, and the other biotherapies are still with us today because continuing research has helped them to evolve to meet today’s medical challenges. Innovative research is also responsible for the discovery and application of newer biotherapeutic modalities, such as helmintherapy and cancer-sniffing dogs.

The BTER Foundation recognizes the importance of continuing research; and the importance of funding continuing research. To that end, the Foundation will do all that it can in supporting and mobilizing the community to support the research that leads to important medical advancements that benefit us all.


The BTER Foundation's Patient Assistance Grants provide free or subsidized supplies for patients who can not afford the costs of therapy. For more information about the Patient Assistance Grants, PRESS HERE.


The BTER Foundation is organized to support two types of research grants: Standing grants (which are offered on an ongoing basis, every year); and special project grants (which are offered once, and designed to accomplish a specific project or purpose). Currently the foundation is unable to accept unsolicited grant proposals.

The amount of funding available to award as grants is dependent upon community support and priorities, as evidenced by donations. To support the grants programs (or any other program), press here.

  • Standing Grants Program. The BTER Foundation offers one standing grant at this time: the Biotherapy Researcher Presentation / Publication (BRPP) Award, aimed at subsidizing the costs, and recognizing the researchers, whose work is presented at national meetings or published in widely circulated journals. Funding of this program is inadequate to award grants this year. Funding is expected to be adequate to begin offering grants in 2005. A requests for applications will be announced as soon as funds become available. To help support this program, press here.

  • Special Project Grants. Periodically, special project grants are announced to develop biotherapy educational programs, or to evaluate the clinical utility and logistic impediments to biotherapeutic medicine. Requests for applications are announced whenever funds become available. To help support these programs, press here.


Each grant offering will have specific eligibility and evaluation criteria; these criteria will be posted at the time of the grant offering. Potential applicants are encouraged to read the specific Requests for Applications (RFA's) and grant announcements.

Policies applicable to ALL grants - Due to limited resources, research funding is restricted to projects based in the United States. Institutional overhead (also known as "indirect" costs) can not be supported. Funding preference will be given to Junior researchers, and investigators with limited alternative resources. Studies with the widest, most direct and immediate clinical application will be given preference.


The BTER Foundation's Patient Assistance Grants Program is ongoing throughout the year. A review committee meets within 14 days of receiving a new application. Applications are available HERE.

The BTER Foundation is able to fund one or two BRPP Awards each year. Contact the Foundation with a description of your project and your presentation or publication needs. We will then inform you of the level of available funding, and provide you of with the latest application materials.

Funding is currently inadequate to support most unsolicited extramural research projects. At the present time, the Foundation's limited research funds are allocated to support Foundation research projects. If you would like to participate in Foundation research projects, please contact the Foundation.

To support the BTER Foundation's grants programs, or any other BTER Program, press here.


"The BeTER Foundation"
36 Urey Court;   Irvine,  CA   92612
Phone: 949-509-0989;     Fax: 949-509-7040
E-mail: [email protected]