The ACPMP Research Foundation has awarded $1,300,000 in the form of twenty-seven research grants since 2009.  You can see a complete list of the research grants awarded at our Research Grants Awarded page.

The Research Grant Program is currently administered by the highly respected National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD).

Grant recipients are selected by the independent NORD Medical Advisory Committee.

Information and the application form for the ACPMP Research Grants available through NORD are available here and on the NORD website at their Request for Proposals page. Questions or requests for application forms may be directed to NORD at (800) 999-NORD or

2020 Grant Opportunities

ACPMP and NORD will offer two $50,000, 2-year grants for 2020.

The 2020 grant timeline is as follows:

  • Abstract deadline: August 25, 2020
  • Full proposal invitations: December 2020/January 2021
  • Full proposal deadline: January 2021
  • Award announcements: Summer 2021

ACPMP/NORD Research Objectives

The purpose of the ACPMP/NORD Research Grant Program is to encourage meritorious clinical studies designed to improve the diagnosis or therapy of Pseudomyxoma Peritonei and Appendix Cancer.  Grants will be awarded to qualified researchers to initiate small scientific studies and/or clinical research studies, the results of which could be used to obtain funding from NIH, FDA or other funding agencies, or to attract a corporate sponsor.  Procedures or proposed approaches may be new, based on recent biochemical, molecular genetic, or pharmacological evidence, or in preliminary states of clinical investigation.  Evaluation of proposals will include careful consideration of protocol design, objectiveness of parameters measured, and statistical evaluation proposed.  Protocols that will focus on early detection, diagnosis, etiology, or treatment (pharmacological, devices, surgery, or dietary) or cure will be given priority.

Visit Research Grants Awarded to see a list of research grants awarded since 2009.