Development Associate / Grant Writer
Cures Within Reach
Cures Within Reach is a nonprofit focused on finding and funding clinical repurposing trials to impact patients with unmet medical needs using the safety and cost-effectiveness of already approved therapies for new indications in a variety of disease areas. We are looking for a volunteer grant writer and development associate to help grow our funding. Learn more at cureswithinreach.org.
This person doesn't need experience in clinical trials or in healthcare, but would need development/fundraising experience with good writing and research skills to identify and apply for appropriate grant opportunities. Our staff expects to collaborate with this person on the projects.
Part time, up to 10 hours a week. Remote.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Cures Within Reach
134 N LA SALLE ST STE 1130, CHICAGO, IL 60602, US
Cures Within Reach improves patient quality and length of life by leveraging the speed, safety and cost-effectiveness of medical repurposing research, driving more treatments to more patients more quickly. Our focus: funding the projects that, when successful, will catalyze follow-on funding and/or further trials and publications. We focus on impacting patients with unmet medical needs, whether a repurposed treatment may have philanthropic value or commercial value.
We support investigator-initiated repurposing research projects in any unsolved disease including neurology, oncology and rare diseases in pediatrics and adults. We support clinical trial projects from accredited academic and nonprofit research institutions and large group medical practices located anywhere in the world. Our Impact Awards support early-stage companies bringing a repurposed treatment to market.
We take an impact philanthropy approach that prioritizes patient when selecting repurposing research projects. We support both philanthropic projects, which have little or no commercial value but have critical value to patients, as well as commercial projects, which industry may bring to regulatory approval and then to market. Our proof-of-concept funding of repurposing projects allows researchers and clinicians to leverage positive data into follow-on funding.