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Request for Proposals: Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration Pilot Grant
AFTD provides support for highly innovative basic and clinical research in frontotemporal degeneration (FTD) including: behavioral variant FTD, primary progressive aphasia, progressive supranuclear palsy, corticobasal syndrome and FTD-ALS. The Pilot Grant is designed to seed original projects, (one clinical research project and one basic science project) with the goal of generating preliminary data toward a larger grant application to the NIH or other public or private agencies concerned with this important medical and social problem.
Grant period: November 3, 2014– November 2, 2015.
Maxium award: $60,000 for one year.
Deadline for Applications: July 1, 2014
Building Muscle Initiative Grant Opportunity
The deadline for submission is June 1, 2014 at 5:00 P.M. Pacific Standard Time.
Our Mission is to find treatments for Nemaline Myopathy (NM).
A Foundation Building Strength (AFBS) is a non-profit organization striving to stimulate and advance the science of treating NM and related conditions, ultimately laying the groundwork for the development of commercially available treatments for these diseases..
“Building Muscle” Initiative
AFBS is excited to announce an ambitious initiative to fund up to $1M in research grants, making a significant contribution to our mission to find treatments for NM. Historically, AFBS has funded research that will advance our understanding of the pathogenesis of NM in order to design and optimize treatment and management strategies. For this round of funding, the primary objective of the Building Muscle Initiative is to support investigators interested in these three areas:
1. Improving Access to Human Samples: Access to human tissue is a bottleneck in research.
Coming up with a good solution that may leverage our connections to families with NM will be a big help to future research in the field. This area includes development of a more comprehensive NM tissue repository either centrally or locally such that researchers have a larger collection of easily accessible NM muscle samples at their disposal in order to conduct their research. This would include development of a protocol for tissue procurement from patients. This area could also include creation of a registry that provides for patient consent, easy searching, and a process for procuring samples. Projects that develop outreach and strategies to build up the number of muscle samples will also be considered in this area.
2. Improving Pulmonary Function: Any project that studies the improvement of pulmonary function in NM patients will be considered. This could include the design and conduct of clinical trials whose aim is to investigate methods to improve pulmonary muscle strength and to optimize clearance of secretions to ultimately improve quality of life for those living with NM. Endpoints might include impact of exercise, optimization of support for related sleep disorders, or development of methods to more effectively measure pulmonary function.
Modalities could include therapeutics, exercise, or devices. Development of validated endpoints of pulmonary function in NM patients would also be considered in this area.
3. Improving Our Understanding of NM: This area includes studies on the prevalence and/or natural history of NM and related disorders, or the development of meaningful endpoints that could be used in clinical development. For example, this could mean clinical research and data collection in order to more clearly define the natural history of NM such that clinicians can better understand the progression of different severities of disease over the course of the lifespan.
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American Epilepsy Society Seed Grant Program
This program is intended to foster collaborative interactions between two or more established investigators* to make future grants related to epilepsy more competitive for larger awards, and to fuel multi-investigator projects. These small awards are designed to enable information exchange/technology transfer, travel of postdoctoral fellows between laboratories, and modest supplies for the project. These awards are designed to provide seed monies to investigators. Funds are total costs. No allowance for indirect costs will be awarded over the $20,000 maximum funding level.
*An established investigator is defined as having at least an Associate Professor or equivalent level appointment, and who has a history of successful NIH/NSF/VA funding. Their work can be focused on basic, translational, or clinical research.
• At least one PI must be an active member of the Society
• Must be a new initiative that will add value to the field or fill a gap in knowledge
• Techniques in a collaborative effort must be complementary
• Must involve two or more established investigators, at least one of which is an epilepsy-focused investigator.
• Although not required, trans-disciplinary projects, projects integrating clinical and basic research, and research directions with translational relevance are encouraged.
• Also encouraged are collaborations between geographically separated laboratories, or between laboratories in highly disparate scientific disciplines (e.g. neuroscience and engineering).
Funding: A maximum of five one-year grants in the amount of $20,000 each will be awarded annually. Grants are non-renewable.
Application should be no more than two pages not counting the face page and include:
a) a face page
b) an overview of the research and technical expertise of the participating laboratories/clinical research sites.
c) the research collaboration that is proposed,
d) how the seed grant mechanism will foster this research and the overall collaboration, and
e) a budget.
Applications should also include an NIH format Biosketch for all principal investigators, including present and past funding. This Biosketch should highlight the 5 most significant publications of each investigator published over the past 10 years,
There are three rounds of consideration each year. Applications will be reviewed by a committee of the Research & Training Council and results will be announced within six weeks of the application deadline.
Submission deadlines (no extensions):
• March 28, 2014
• June 27, 2014
• September 26, 2014
Applications (in PDF format) should be sent to the AES Office by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by close of business on the date of the deadline.
Grass Foundation-AES Young Investigator Travel Awards
To recognize and honor outstanding young investigators conducting research in basic or clinical neuroscience related to epilepsy, the Grass Foundation and the American Epilepsy Society have combined resources to present Grass Foundation-AES Young Investigator Travel Awards ($1,000, together with waiver of AES meeting registration fees) to up to 8 deserving candidates to help support travel costs to present their research at the annual meeting of the American Epilepsy Society. In addition, the AES will announce the awardees and their talk/poster titles in an award ceremony during the scientific program.
1. Candidates will be investigators early in their careers, including graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, residents, clinical fellows or junior faculty (M.D., M.D./Ph.D., Ph.D., or the equivalent), who are conducting basic or clinical research relating to epilepsy and are less than 5 years out of postgraduate training.
2. Applicants should be first authors on an abstract submitted to the AES
3. Applicants can self-nominate, or nominations from second parties will be accepted.
4. Following the initial review of application abstracts, as part of the application process, a recommendation may be required from one of the applicant’s trainers/mentors. This will be solicited by the AES review committee should the application be deemed competitive for the award. This recommendation should include the applicant’s research focus, role in the abstract, promise as a future investigator, and any information regarding the applicant’s status as an underrepresented minority.
1. Submit an abstract through the AES Online Submission program as first author and check off the Junior Investigator Travel Award box. Deadline for submitting abstracts is June 9, 2014.
2. Select the Grass Travel Award in the submitter and follow the instructions provided. A letter from your mentor is part of the application process.
3. You must be present at the 2014 AES Annual Meeting.
Call for Applications: Epilepsy Research Recognition Awards Program
The AES is pleased to announce the call for applications for the annual Epilepsy Research Recognition Awards Program. This is a public recognition program designed to encourage and reward clinical and basic science investigators whose research contributes importantly to understanding and conquering epilepsy. Funds for the program have been generously provided by the American Epilepsy Society.
The American Epilepsy Society is one of the oldest neurological professional organizations in the United States. The Society seeks to promote interdisciplinary communication, scientific investigation, and exchange of clinical information about epilepsy. Membership consists of clinicians, scientists investigating basic and clinical aspects of epilepsy, and other professionals interested in seizure disorders.
The Society holds an Annual Meeting which features symposia, lectures, poster presentations, and exhibitions. This meeting offers members a forum for communicating and disseminating current findings in the field of epilepsy. The meeting attracts over 4,500 professionals and offers excellent opportunities for networking and sharing of ideas.
There will be two awards given in the amount of $10,000 each. These awards will be made to active scientists and clinicians. Our program is available to investigators working in all aspects of epilepsy.
The awards are intended as prizes, and as such they will be made to individuals for their unrestricted use. Funds are for the exclusive use of the recipients and may not be used for institutional or departmental support. There is no provision for institutional overhead. AES reserves the right to determine the number of awards, based on available funds and other considerations.
Any individual holding a professional degree and whose research impacts on any aspect of epilepsy is eligible for these awards.
• There is no geographic restriction. Nominations from outside the U.S. and North America are welcome.
• Nominations of women and members of minority groups are especially encouraged.
• Nominee must be at least at level of Associate Professor or Professor.
• A strong preference will be given to members of the Society.
Selection of Awardees
The American Epilepsy Society has the sole responsibility for selection of recipients, based upon recommendations of an Awards Committee appointed by the President and Board of Directors of the Society. Recipients will be selected competitively from each category. No individual may receive more than one award from each category. More than one nomination may be submitted from a single institution. Members of the Awards Committee are ineligible for consideration.
Applications are evaluated based on the following criteria: 1) Pioneering research, 2) Originality of research, 3) Quality of publications, 4) Research productivity, 5) Relationship of the candidate's work to problems in epilepsy, 5) Training activities, 6) Other contributions in epilepsy, and 7) Productivity over the next decade.
How To Apply
Please submit the candidate package to the American Epilepsy Society. The Cover Form may be reproduced. A single electronic document (Word or PDF) should be compiled with the following documents and sent to the AES Executive Office, email@example.com. The deadline for receipt of candidate packages is August 1, 2014.
Awards will be announced at the Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society in Seattle, WA, December 2014
A complete proposal consists of a single electronic file with the following:
• Cover Form with candidate contact information. Be sure to indicate either basic or clinical category.
• One letter of support with commentary on the quality of the candidate's work and the importance of his/her contributions.
• CV, including bibliography. Candidate should ensure that all activities and affiliations are included. Candidate's biography should list consulting relationships, advisory board memberships, or executive positions with institutions other than the candidate's identified institutional affiliation.
• A personal statement of candidate's current research program and accomplishments. Include explanation of research and likely future directions. Please note: This summary should be a descriptive overview, not a research proposal or excerpts from a grant application.
• Reprints of three representative publications
Jacques and Gloria Gossweiler Foundation Neurology Research Grants Program
Next call deadline: May 1, 2014
The number of people suffering from Parkinson’s disease in Western countries is steadily increasing due to aging of population. They increase form 0.6% in 65 years old people to 2.6% at the age of 85. Long standing and intensive research in the mechanisms underlying the disorder give rise to a large number of publications in scientific journals. They have greatly enhanced our knowledge of aspects of the cause and development of the disease, and provided a number of relevant concepts in the field. Large scale, international studies are regularly been published about the pharmacological treatment of different aspects of the disease providing rational means to decide, which treatment is best suited to help patients in the different stages of the disorder.
However, only very few data on other aspects of treatment and management of patients with Parkinson’s disease are available so far.
For this reason the Jacques and Gloria Gossweiler Foundation has opened a funding opportunity for high quality research on non-pharmacological treatment of symptoms experienced by patients with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders.
Researchers working on studies examining the effects of physical activity, physiotherapy, ergo therapy, and speech therapy as well as on psychological and spiritual approaches, shall be supported. Both small, short-term exploratory studies and more advanced, long-term projects will be supported. Projects submitted by researchers in training will also be supported.
Call for Applications: National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation Edward H. Schuchman Research Fellowship
The National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation (NNPDF) invites applications for research fellowships examining the biology of Acid Sphingomyelinase Deficiency (ASMD; i.e., Types A and B Niemann-Pick Disease), a rare inherited lysosomal storage disease for which there are no effective therapies.
Those eligible to apply for funding are:
• Predoctoral students with a lab selected and an approved thesis
• M.D., Ph.D and D.V.M postdoctoral researchers
• Early career investigators
Preference will be given to research projects that will improve our understanding of the biology and pathogenesis of ASMD. Preference also will be given to research projects developing new therapies for ASMD and for identifying biomarkers to improvide diagnosis and/or to monitor disease progression and efficacy in clinical trials.
The NNPDF Fellowships provide support of $50,000 per annum for two years ($30,000 per annum for three years for predoctoral fellowships) and are renewable based on performance. Applicants must be currently associated with a recognized laboratory.
This fellowship is named for Edward H. Schuchman, Ph.D. a pioneer in ASMD research, and supporter of those affected by Niemann-Pick Disease.
Applications are due May 1st, 2014, and should be submitted by email to the Research Committee Chair. Applicants will be informed of the funding decision by September 1st, 2014, via email. Fellowships awarded will begin October 1st, 2014.
For further information please contact the National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation's Central Office.
Call for Applications: National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation Peter G. Pentchev Research Fellowship
The National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation (NNPDF) invites applications for research fellowships examining the biology of Niemann-Pick Type C (NPC), a lethal neuro-degenerative disease for which there are no effective therapies.
Preference will be given to research projects developing new therapies for NPC, and translational research projects that improve our understanding of the biology, pathogenesis and potential treatment of NPC Disease.
These fellowships are named for Peter G. Pentchev, Ph.D. a pioneer in Niemann-Pick Disease Research, and supporter of the NNPDF. Dr. Pentchev was honored for his contributions at the recent NNPDF Family Support and Medical Conference.
Applications for the Peter G. Pentchev Research Fellowships are due May 1, 2014, and should be submitted by email to the Research Committee Chair.
Applicants will be informed of the funding decision by September 1, 2014, via email.
Fellowships awarded will begin October 1, 2014.
For further information please contact the Research Committee Chair.
National Ataxia Foundation Pioneer SCA Translational Research Award
One-year grant of $100,000 focusing on research investigations that will facilitate the development of treatments for the Spinocerebellar Ataxias (SCAs) will be awarded.
August 15, 2014 - Date the Letter of Intent is due with a ½ to one-page abstract with specific aims of your research.
September 15, 2014 - Full application due
Email all correspondence and questions to Sue Hagen at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the last name of the principal investigator as the first word in the subject line of any email you send.
National Ataxia Foundation Research Post-Doc Fellowship Award
Research Post-Doc Fellowship Award: One-year grants* 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, 2014 – Date the Letter of Intent is due with a ½ to one-page abstract with specific aims of your research
September 15, 2014 – Full application due
*For the Research, Young Investigator and Research Post-Doc Fellowship Awards, the number of grants awarded is dependent upon funds available. In 2013 46 research applications in those three grant programs were submitted. NAF was able to fund 16 of those grants.