RTW Charitable Foundation Accelerator

There are presently no open calls for submissions.


The RTW Charitable Foundation Accelerator, administered by Columbia Technology Ventures, is a strategic research alliance between the RTW Charitable Foundation and select New York-based academic institutions, to accelerate translational research in the field of rare diseases with particular interest in ultra-rare and underfunded rare diseases.

The RTW Charitable Foundation Accelerator is accepting pre-proposals for projects aimed towards developing treatments or technologies to improve patient lives in the areas of rare CNS, cardiovascular, and immunological diseases (non-oncology).

Pre-proposal submission deadline is 5:00PM Monday, November 22.

*If your project is selected for funding, there are certain terms and conditions that must be agreed to in order to receive the grant

Please note that all information provided in this pre-proposal should be non-confidential

About RTW Charitable Foundation

The RTW Charitable Foundation (RTWCF) works to improve opportunities for all people to live healthier, longer lives and was created at the intersection of scientific advancements and humanitarian efforts. RTWCF is proud to support pioneers who are breaking new ground in the fight against diseases that may not represent compelling commercial opportunities but do result in significant human suffering. The Foundation can provide capital, collaborative leadership, and scientific expertise to help scientists push such projects forward. In addition, the Foundation aims to assist in advocacy, disease awareness and direct support to patients and their families.

For more information, visit rtwcf.org.

RTW Charitable Foundation Accelerator