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Only TWO WEEKS REMAINING to Submit Your Application for the ICA Pilot Research Program

The Interstitial Cystitis Association (ICA) invites investigators from all disciplines interested in studying interstitial cystitis (IC), also known as painful bladder syndrome or bladder pain syndrome, to submit an application for the 2015 ICA Pilot Research Program. One-year awards of up to $50,000 will be granted to fund novel and useful basic, clinical, or translational research studies that attempt to solve the many questions of IC. Specific areas of interest are (but not limited to):

  • Etiology of IC
  • Serum or urine markers
  • Treatment modalities
  • Neurophysiology
  • Pain management
  • Pregnancy & IC
  • Diet & Nutrition

Past projects have done work on isolating biomarkers offering promising urine tests for diagnosing IC, research on IC urinary markers, the genetics of IC, using gene therapy for IC, and innovative delivery systems for pain medicines. Many of these funded pilot IC research projects went on to receive National Institutes of Health (NIH) research funding. Submit your application to the ICA Pilot Research Program today!

The deadline to apply for the 2015 ICA Pilot Research Program is February 27, 2015. The award period is June 1, 2015 through May 31, 2016. Go to to learn more about this funding opportunity and to download the application.