Since 2014, the Foundation for Embryonic Competence (FEC) has awarded millions to support research in the field of embryonic competence. We are proud to support numerous research studies through our supported research and fellowship grant programs.
All funding is made possible through proceeds earned through our PGTseq-A and PGTseq-M diagnostic tests.
Research into factors relating to embryonic reproductive potential has been difficult to fund. Traditional sources, such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH), are prohibited from supporting much of the work needed in this critical area.
Investigator-initiated grants from the pharmaceutical industry and biotechnology companies have also diminished in recent years. The lack of support likely means that some investigators with great ideas, particularly those who are young and without established funding histories, will be unable to pursue meaningful research, thus having the undesired effect of slowing progress in our field.
The FEC recently established a grant program to provide up to $70,000 to support individual first- and second-year reproductive endocrinology fellows investigating factors influencing embryonic reproductive competence. This includes investigating related techniques and factors that may actually improve the opportunity for embryos to implant and progress to delivery.