Francis Collins Scholarship-- Apply for Funding Deadline: March 23, 2015

NTAP provides funding, resources, strategy and support to investigators around the world in order to develop effective therapies against plexiform neurofibromas.


NTAP initiatives addressing critical gaps in knowledge limiting the development of therapeutics for plexiform neurofibromas.

Partner with NTAP

NTAP partners with key stakeholders in plexiform neurofibroma therapeutic research to ensure efforts are synergistic and have the greatest possible impact.

What We Do

The Neurofibromatosis Therapeutic Acceleration Program (NTAP) is focused exclusively on improving treatment options for people living with Neurofibromatosis type 1-related plexiform neurofibromas. With the goal of therapeutics always in mind, initiatives span research that probes the basic aspects of tumorgenesis through clinical investigations of drugs that have the highest likelihood of having a positive impact for patients. NTAP’s approach is defined by (1) intense collaboration both within and outside of the neurofibromatosis research community and (2) ongoing critical assessment of the existing needs and opportunities for developing effective plexiform neurofibroma therapeutics.