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Additional Research Programs

Occasionally, the RCF initiates new programs to accelerate the development of a particular focus area. In 2023, we launched the Tauopathy Challenge Workshop, a grant opportunity of up to $500,000 in direct costs over two years.

Tauopathy Challenge Workshop


The Rainwater Charitable Foundation (RCF) supports efforts to enable the development of treatments for primary tauopathies through its grant programs and convenings of researchers from around the world. In September 2023, RCF hosted a small, invitation-only challenge workshop with the goal to solve key gaps in our understanding of mechanisms of pathology in primary tauopathies. Our aim was to increase interdisciplinary alignment and collaboration around the challenges in understanding the mechanisms of primary tauopathies.

To learn more about our 2023 Tauopathy Challenge Workshop held in Chicago, we invite you to read our blog post.

Details regarding the next Tauopathy Challenge Workshop will be announced later this year.


Inquiries about the program can be directed to RCF’s medical research team at

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