New supplemental awards boost NIH funding for research on Down syndrome

Monday, October 8, 2018

NIH News Release

The National Institutes of Health has awarded $22.2 million in supplemental funding to bolster support for Down syndrome research ranging from basic to clinical. The investment is part of the INCLUDE (INvestigation of Co-occurring conditions across the Lifespan to Understand Down SyndromE) project, which was launched in June 2018 in response to a Congressional directive to develop a new trans-NIH initiative to investigate critical health and quality-of-life needs for individuals with Down syndrome. With these additional awards, NIH funding for Down syndrome research will total an estimated $59 million in fiscal year (FY) 2018, with further support anticipated in FY2019, pending availability of funds.Read more.