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National Ataxia Foundation Pioneer Spinocerebellar Ataxias Translational Research Award
The National Ataxia Foundation (NAF) is committed to funding the best science relevant to hereditary and sporadic types of ataxia in both basic and translational research. Funding for Ataxia-Telangiectasia research proposals will receive a lower priority unless they lend themselves to an overall better understanding of the ataxia disease process.
Pioneer SCA Translational Research Award: Three (3) one-year grants of $100,000 focusing on research investigations that will facilitate the development of treatments for the Spinocerebellar Ataxias (SCAs) will be awarded.
A Letter of Intent is REQUIRED prior to submitting a Pioneer Grant application. Pioneer Grant Applications submitted that were not preceded by a Letter of Intent, will NOT be reviewed.
August 15, 2013 - Letter of Intent with a ½ to one-page abstract with specific aims of your research.
September 15, 2013 - Full application due
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National Ataxia Foundation
2600 Fernbrook Lane Suite 119
Minneapolis, MN 55447-4752
Fax: (763) 553-0167
National Ataxia Foundation Research Post-Doc Fellowship Award
Research Post-Doc Fellowship Award: One-year grant up to $35,000. Applicants should have completed at least one year of post-doctoral training, but not more than two at the time of application, and should have shown a commitment to research in the field of ataxia.
August 15, 2013 - Letter of Intent with a ½ to one-page abstract with specific aims of your research
National Ataxia Foundation Young Investigator Awards
Young Investigator (YI) Award: One-year grant of $35,000 — $50,000 to encourage young investigators to pursue a career in the field of any form of ataxia research.
Young Investigator (YI-SCA) Award for SCA Research: Three (3) one-year grants of $50,000 will be awarded to encourage young investigators to pursue a career in spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA) research.
For both Young Investigator programs, candidates must have attained an MD or PhD degree, and have an appointment as a junior faculty member, senior post-doc or clinical fellow. Individuals at the Associate Professor level are not eligible. Clinicians must have finished their residency no more than five years prior to applying. PhDs must be no more than five years from end of the completion of their post-doc training.
The sponsoring institution must agree in writing to the following provision: the young investigator (MD or PhD) must be free to allocate approximately half time (50%) for ataxia related research.
August 1, 2013 - Letter of Intent with a ½ to one-page abstract with specific aims of your research
September 1, 2013 - Full application due
National Ataxia Foundation Research Grant
Research Grant: One-year seed money grants of up to $15,000 but promising proposals up to a maximum of $30,000 will be considered for early or pilot phases of studies and ongoing investigations.
July 15, 2013 - Letter of Intent with a ½ to one-page abstract with specific aims of your research
August 15, 2013 - Full application due
Multiple Sclerosis Foundation Brighter Tomorrow Grant
Each year the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation makes dreams come true for individuals with multiple sclerosis across the country through the Brighter Tomorrow grant.
The goal of the grant is provide individuals with MS with goods or services (valued at up to $1000.00 per recipient) to improve their quality of life by enhancing safety, self-sufficiency, comfort, or well-being.
Recipients of the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation's Brighter Tomorrow grant have received appliances, televisions, furniture, hobby supplies, retreats, and various home modifications.
To qualify, a person must be 18 years of age or older and diagnosed with MS, or the parent of a minor child diagnosed with MS, and be a permanent U.S. resident. They must not have any other means of fulfilling the need they express.
Applicants are asked to provide basic personal and financial information, and to write a brief essay of 100 words or less to describe how the grant would help them have A Brighter Tomorrow.
If you would like to apply for a Brighter Tomorrow grant, simply fill out our online application, print an application, or call 888-673-6287 to receive an application by mail. Applications are accepted from June 1 to September 1 of each year.
For further information on the Brighter Tomorrow grant, call our Program Services Department at 1-888-MSFOCUS or you can contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Partially funded through a charitable donation from the Bayer Foundation.
Applications submitted must fulfill the following eligibility criteria to be considered for funding:
Applicant must be diagnosed with MS, or be the parent of a minor child with MS.
Applicant must be over the age of 18.
Applicant must have no existing financial net (such as Medicaid or private insurance) to cover the request.
Applicant must grant the MSF the right to use their name and photograph for promotional purposes.
Applicant must agree to sign a disclaimer.
Applicant must be a resident of the United States.
Application must be postmarked/ time-stamped between June 1 and September 1.
Request must be for specific goods or services.
Cash, medications, or items available through current programs are not included.
Applications are confidential and will be reviewed by the grant committee. Recipients will be notified in December.
Multiple Sclerosis International Federation McDonald Fellowship
The MSIF McDonald Fellowship was established in 2007 to honour the memory of Professor Ian McDonald, a world leader in MS research and former Chairman of MSIF’s International Medical and Scientific Board (IMSB).
Prof McDonald had a monumental impact on MS research, treatment and understanding, providing invaluable breakthroughs in the field.
Prof McDonald also gave hours of time and expertise to MSIF. He was a member of MSIF’s IMSB from 1980 and its Chairman from 1999 to 2003.
MSIF offers a number of McDonald Fellowships annually to young and talented researchers from emerging countries*.
The Fellowship enables the recipient to travel to an established research institution to work with the world's leading researchers in MS with a view to returning to their own country to establish a programme of MS research that involves the application of the newly learned techniques.
The Fellowship consists of a two year grant, in the region of UK£30,000 per year, to cover travel and living costs, and an additional contribution of UK£2,000 per year to the host institution.
In 2013, we accept applications from all areas of research related to MS and encourage applications in the areas of symptom relief, rehabilitation and palliative care
Candidates must not be older than 35 years of age at the time of application
Candidates must be citizens of an emerging country* as defined by the World Bank.
Candidates must be working or studying in an emerging country* at the time of nomination OR working or studying in another country on a project which commenced within the 6 months prior to nomination OR studying in another country on a project supported by an MSIF grant
The candidate’s focus of research should be in an area of neuroscience appropriate to MS.
Before nomination, candidates need to have identified a suitable project and discussed their involvement with the project supervisor of the institution.
It is anticipated that the award may be seen as a contribution to the country from which the candidate comes, as a step toward establishing greater expertise in MS research in that country.
The Fellowship may also be used as a supplement for work related to MS by a candidate who has been accepted for training in a recognised institute (within the 6 months prior to nomination) but for whom there are insufficient funds available to cover the total cost.
The research should be in an area that makes it likely that the studies and expertise can be transferred in the candidate’s home country.
*Emerging countries are all countries with a low, lower middle or upper middle income as defined by the World Bank.
Nomination of candidates
University departments must nominate a candidate. This nomination should include:
2013 McDonald Fellowship Nomination Form
Candidate letter - a letter from the candidate detailing their reasons for nomination.
Supervisor letter - a signed letter from the candidate’s current supervisor supporting the nomination.
CV - the candidate's current curriculum vitae clarifying his or her previous experience.
References -testimonies from at least two people with whom he or she has worked.
Project proposal - a description of the field of research that the candidate wishes to be trained in or the research project that he/she wishes to carry out. This should be written by the applicant and should be a maximum of four A4 pages including the background to project, aims and methodology to be used and the anticipated outcomes. A list of references should be added as an appendix which may also include figures.
Host letter - a signed letter of support from the project supervisor of the host institution, indicating that appropriate facilities will be made available. The letter should be on institution-headed notepaper.
Future plans - a one-page statement from the candidate as to what their future plans might be when he/she returns to their country of origin.
Candidates are required to submit all of the above documents by email to Dr. Dhia Chandraratna by the deadline stated below.
The deadline for nominations is 30 June 2013
The members of the MSIF IMSB Executive Committee consider and select successful candidates.
Fellowship recipient(s) will be announced the week commencing 21 October 2013
Evidence of results
MSIF requires a short report at the end of the first year of the Fellowship. Second year funding is dependent on the submission of this report.
Upon completion of the Fellowship, a final report is required. This should detail:
What the recipient has gained from the Fellowship
Their achievements in the project field
The particular area of expertise which is being transferred back to the country of origin
In addition, MSIF requests electronic copies of papers, abstracts and posters resulting from the Fellowship.
Papers produced as a result of or in connection with McDonald Fellowship funded research should acknowledge the MSIF McDonald Fellowship. If possible, such acknowledgements should also reference MSIF's website.
For further information
Contact Dr. Dhia Chandraratna Head of Medical & Scientific Research.
Multiple Sclerosis International Federation Du Pré Grants
MSIF offers Du Pré Grants to young MS researchers, mainly from emerging countries* to enable them to undertake short visits to established MS research centres, either to learn more from each other or to carry out parts of joint research projects.
The aim is to encourage cross-fertilisation of skills through collaborative research projects.
Each grant is likely to be between UK£2,000 and UK£4,000, to a maximum grant of UK£5,000. The funds are intended to contribute towards travel and living costs or to top-up an existing grant to extend a visit.
The duration of the visits are generally between two and six months. MSIF can provide about ten grants, over the spring and autumn rounds, per calendar year.
Individuals, preferably young researchers from emerging countries*, who are directly involved in an MS research project are eligible for nomination.
Before nomination, candidates need to have identified a suitable project and discussed their involvement with the project supervisor of the host institution.
Candidates should travel to an established MS Research centre in another country.
Completed Nomination form - a 2013 Du Pre Grant Nomination Form must be completed for each nomination and enclosed with the above documents.
Candidate letter - a letter from the candidate detailing their reasons for applying, the duration of the project and the requested grant amount.
Curriculum vitae of candidate
References - signed letters from at least two people with whom the candidate has worked (academic referees).
Project proposal- a description of the field of research that the candidate wishes to be trained in or the research project that he or she wishes to carry out. This should be written by the applicant and should be a maximum of four A4 pages including the background to project, aims and methodology to be used. A list of references should be added as an appendix which may also include figures.
Host letter - signed letter of support from the project supervisor of the host institution, indicating that appropriate facilities will be made available. The letter should be on institution-headed notepaper.
Candidates are required to submit all the above documents by email to Dhia Chandraratna by the deadline stated below.
Du Pré Grants are offered twice a year but nominations can be received at any time.
1st round deadline is 22 February 2013.
2nd round deadline is 30 June 2013.
After a Du Pré Grant has been awarded and the research taken place, a short report and expenditure summary will be required for submission to the Du Pré Grant Work Group. Electronic copies of reports, papers, abstracts and posters resulting from the visit should also be submitted.
Papers produced as a result of or in connection with Du Pré Grant funded research should acknowledge the MSIF Du Pré Grant. If possible, such acknowledgements should also reference MSIF's website.
The members of the MSIF International Medical and Scientific Board's (IMSB) Du Pré Grant Work Group consider and select successful candidates.
The 1st round 2012 award recipients will be announced on the week beginning 29 April
The 2nd round 2012 award recipients will be announced on the week beginning 21 October
For further information
Contact Dr. Dhia Chandraratna Head of Medical and Scientific Research.
FacioScapuloHumeral Muscular Dystrophy Society Research Grants and Fellowships
The FSH Society offers basic research grants, research fellowships and postdoctoral fellowships to support research relevant to understanding the molecular genetics and cause of Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy (FSHD).
To obtain an application, please submit a letter of intent. The letter of intent should contain a single page introductory cover letter plus a one or two page descriptive summary of the proposed research – enough for a decision from the Scientific Advisory Board. A well conceived and tight rationale for a research project can easily lend itself to one page. The letter of intent may be submitted at any time to the FSH Society, attention: Dr. David Housman, Scientific Advisory Board Chairman.
Indirect costs are not included, but fringe benefits are considered part of personnel costs and are included.
Deadlines for receipt of grant, research fellowship and postdoctoral fellowship applications are February 28/29 and August 31 of each year.
Payment for each year of the award is made in two equal installments - the first on the activation date (or the anniversary thereof) and the second six months after the beginning of the award period (or the anniversary thereof). A five to ten page progress-to-date package will be sent by the grantee at the end of nine months to the SAB for review. The subsequent year(s) of funding will not be activated prior to a review of the nine-month progress report and an explanation of any changes that the work necessitates or changes in specific aims for the next year. The progress report is required at nine months after the start of each award year.
Propagatable reagents and biomaterials, including monoclonal antibodies, recombinant DNAs, cell lines, propagatable cells, and animal models created using FSH Society funds are to be made freely available to other investigators following publication of the relevant paper. The Society's position is that there be no restrictions or proprietary rights in materials produced with our support.
Support will be given for research projects expected to contribute to identifying and understanding the basic defect in FSHD. Areas of interest include tissue, cell and molecular biology studies of FSHD and the development of animal models for FSHD. Proposals are sought for research that involves isolation and characterization of the causative gene(s) and understanding of the genetic, neuromuscular and developmental mechanisms of the disease. Further, there is interest in the development of gene therapy and other therapeutic programs that may arise from that understanding.
The range of awards for regular research grants is typically between $30,000 and $45,000 per year. Grants are usually for one year, with the possibility of renewal for up to two years.
In addition to its regular grants, the Society offers a special Delta Railroad Construction Grant for innovative proposals accelerating the discovery of treatments and a cure for FSHD. A Delta Grant can be funded for one year for up to $40,000.
As the Society has limited funds, our grants are considered "seed money." If the project shows promise, it is hoped that other institutions will fund it thereafter. Many FSH Society fellows and grantees have noted that these grants have enabled them to go on to receive larger grants from other institutions.
Generally, awards do not include salaries of the principal investigator. Indirect costs are not included, but fringe benefits are considered part of personnel costs and can be included.
Grant applications should be completed and sent by e-mail to the FSH Society.
A reference sheet is enclosed with each grant application for use by three or more applicant-selected personnel acquainted with the applicant’s relevant experience.
If reprints are included in the application, please provide electronic copies.
Applications are reviewed by primary reviewers as well as by the FSH Society's Scientific Advisory Board. The Society will notify the applicant about the funding decision by letter only.
Senior Researcher Fellowship and Postdoctoral Fellowship Applications
Support will be given for research projects that contribute to identifying and understanding the basic defect of FSHD.
The range of awards for fellowships is typically between $30,000 and $50,000. Fellowships are usually for one year, with the possibility of renewal for up to three years.
Indirect costs are not included, but fringe benefits are considered part of personnel costs and can be included.
Fellowships may be renewed for second and third years, subject to satisfactory progress reports at nine months.
A reference sheet is enclosed with each fellowship application for use by three or more applicant-selected personnel acquainted with the applicant’s relevant experience.
Applications should include the applicant's curriculum vitae, plus that of the research sponsor, and send by email to the FSH Society. If reprints are included in the application, please include provide electronic copies.
The Society will notify the applicant about the funding decision by letter only.
FSH Society, Inc.
64 Grove Street
Watertown, MA 02472 USA
Telephone: (617) 658-7878, -7877 or (781) 275-7781
Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM EST. Voicemail messages may be left after hours.
Fax: (617) 658-7879 or (781) 275-7789
Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance General Research Grant
FARA accepts LOIs from qualified investigators for projects that target FARA’s research priorities twice per year (due February 1 and July 15).
For those invited to submit a full application, the deadlines for submission are April 1 and September 15, respectively.
On the Main Grant Page, put “General Research” in the “Grant Type” field.
The applicant may request a budget of up to $150,000 per year for one or two years.
General Research Grant Subtype:
Postdoctoral Trainees and Ph.D. Students
Salaries for all those contributing to the research project (PI, postdocs, graduate students, research associates, etc.) can be requested under personnel costs in the budget of a General Research Grant application.
Additionally, FARA has an application subtype specifically for PIs requesting only salary (plus applicable benefits) to support postdoctoral trainees and Ph.D. students in their laboratory. It is strongly encouraged that the trainee/student prepare the research plan to be submitted with the application. The name and CV of the postdoctoral trainee or Ph.D. student must be included in the application.
The guidelines for General Research Grants should be followed, but the only allowable budget item is salary for the postdoctoral trainee or Ph.D. student (plus applicable benefits and tuition support) and the requested amount must not exceed the appropriate NIH stipend level.
FARA Operations – Donations, Grant Applications & General Inquiries
Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance
533 W. Uwchlan Ave
Downingtown, PA 19335
Phone: (484) 879-6160
Fax: (484) 872-1402
Muscular Dystrophy Association Research Grants Programs
MDA supports research aimed at developing treatments for the muscular dystrophies and related diseases of the neuromuscular system. These are the muscular dystrophies (among which are Duchenne and Becker); motor neuron diseases (including ALS and SMA); the peripheral nerve disorders (CMT and Friedreich's ataxia); inflammatory myopathies; disorders of the neuromuscular junction; metabolic diseases of muscle as well as other myopathies.
To be eligible to apply for an MDA research grant, an applicant must:
Hold a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) or equivalent degree (i.e. D.O.);
Be a professional or faculty member (Professor, Associate Professor or Assistant Professor) at an appropriate educational, medical or research institution;
Be qualified to conduct and mentor a program of original research within their own laboratory;
Assume both administrative and financial responsibility for the grant; and
Have access to institutional resources necessary to conduct the proposed research project.
Proposals from applicants outside the United States will be considered for projects of highest priority to MDA and when, in addition to the applicant's having met the requirements noted above the applicant's country of residence may not have adequate sources of financial support for biomedical research.
NOTE: To apply for a Research Grant, you must be an independent investigator, i.e., not a trainee, not a post-doctoral fellow, not a research assistant, not a research associate and not under the supervision of another person (Principal Investigator/Independent Investigator) who is directing the research.
MDA will consider an application for a research grant from a candidate who may be a member of a research team in the laboratory of an independent investigator (Principal Investigator) under whose guidance the applicant will be given flexibility to conduct a neuromuscular disease research project.
To be eligible for a Development Grant, an applicant must:
Be a member of a research team at an appropriate institution;
Be qualified to conduct a program of original research under the supervision of a Principal Investigator;
Have an acceptable research plan for a specific disease in MDA's program;
Have access to institutional resources necessary to conduct the proposed research project; and
Have eighteen (18) months of post-doctoral research laboratory training at the time of application, but no more than 5 years (60 months).
Awards are for either one, two or three years for all grant types.
Funding levels for primary Research Grants are unlimited. Development grants are a maximum of $60,000 per year. Overhead is limited to a maximum of 10% percent of direct costs to be included in the total amount of the grant request.
A pre-proposal form must be submitted through proposalCENTRAL® to formally request an application for an MDA research grant. Requests for applications can be submitted anytime prior to the applicable deadline date.
Applications are not open to institutions for general distribution.
ONLY TWO GRANT REVIEW ROUNDS ARE HELD EACH YEAR.
ONLY ONE "LETTER OF INTENT" IS PERMITTED PER GRANT REVIEW ROUND.
Letter of Intent: December 15
Letter of Intent: June 15
FOR ONLINE SUBMISSION OF "LETTER OF INTENT"
You will need to register with proposalCentral and request a letter of intent. If approved, you will be given access to the full online application.
Muscular Dystrophy Association
Grants Manager - Research Department
3300 E. Sunrise Drive
Tucson, AZ 85718
(520) 529-5454 (fax)