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Empowering Lives in the CommunitiesWe Serve

Communications Fellowship Program

The Cytokinetics Communications Fellowship Grant program awards five grants worth $20,000 each to patient advocacy organizations serving the amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), heart failure, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), or spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) communities. It is awarded annually to provide funding in support of communications and outreach. The goal of the Cytokinetics Communications Fellowship Grant program is to assist patient advocacy organizations in expanding their reach, awareness and community engagement by providing resources for new or crucial initiatives that would otherwise be challenging to implement. Funding from the Cytokinetics Communications Fellowship Grant program supports programming or personnel, depending on each organization’s needs.

Organizations applying for the grant are required to submit a proposal outlining what activities the Communications Fellowship Grant will support and the potential impact of the funding. Recipients are responsible for providing an outcomes report to Cytokinetics to measure impact at the end of the funding period.

 

Eligibility Requirements

 

Organizations must have nonprofit status in the United States.

Organizations must serve patient communities in ALS, heart failure, HCM or SMA.

National organizations and local chapters are encouraged to apply.

 

Application Process

 

To apply for the Communications Fellowship Grant Program, download and complete the application form. Email the application to grants@cytokinetics.com by November 12, 2021.

After you submit your application, you will receive confirmation via email that your application has been received. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact Mary Pomerantz at mpomerantz@cytokinetics.com.

All qualifying applications will be reviewed by a cross-functional team at Cytokinetics comprised of several members with expertise in patient advocacy. Each application will be reviewed based on predetermined criteria including need for additional support in communications and outreach and proposed activities described in the application.

Each organization will be contacted via email to notify them of their acceptance. We will publicly announce the recipients of the Communications Fellowship Grants in January 2022.