Figure 3. HNF-6 is required for proper morphology of the neuromuscular junction.
Image credit: Audouard, et.al. 2012 under CC BY license

Funding Opportunities

To submit any new grant opportunities for this list, please email ALSgrants@prize4life.org. List the sponsor name, amount, due date, and contact information.

 


 

Current Funding Opportunities:


NEW! ALS Clinical Research Training Scholarship
Sponsor: American Brain Foundation and the ALS Association
Description: This award supports clinical research training in ALS.  Each award will consist of a commitment of $65,000 per year for two years, plus a $10,000 per year stipend to support education and research-related costs for a total of $150,000. Supplementation of the award with other grants is permissible, but to be eligible to apply for this award, the other grant source(s) cannot exceed $75,000 annually.  Recipients must be AAN members interested in an academic career in neurological research who have completed their residency or a PhD no more than 5 years prior to the beginning of this award.
Deadline: Application due by October 1, 2017.



NEW! NeuroNEXT Clinical Trials
Sponsor: NINDS
Description: This FOA encourages applications for exploratory clinical trials of investigational agents (drugs, biologics, surgical therapies or devices) that may contribute to the justification for and provide the data required for designing a future trial, for biomarker validation studies, or for proof of mechanism clinical studies. Diseases chosen for study should be based on the NINDS' strategic plan and clinical research interests (www.ninds.nih.gov/funding/areas/index.htm). Successful applicants will be given access to the NeuroNEXT infrastructure. Following peer review, NINDS will prioritize and order trials that are given access to the NeuroNEXT infrastructure. The NeuroNEXT Clinical Coordinating Center (CCC) will work with the successful applicant to efficiently implement the proposed study. The NeuroNEXT Data Coordinating Center (DCC) will provide statistical and data management support. The NeuroNEXT clinical sites will provide recruitment/retention support as well as on-site implementation of the clinical protocol.
Deadline: Application due by December 6, 2017.



NEW! Rapid Response: Canada 2018
Sponsor: Weston Brain Institute
Description: This program provides seed funding for high-risk, high-reward, translational research projects on neurodegenerative diseases of aging including FTD.   A maximum of $200,000 over up to 18 months per project. Principal applicants must be researchers working in Canada at least 30% of the time above the level of Postdoctoral Fellow, and be affiliated with a Canada Revenue Agency-qualified donee institution located in Canada. Letters of Intent will begin to be accepted in November 2017.
Deadline: Application due by January 2018.



NEW! Rapid Response: Europe 2018
Sponsor: Weston Brain Institute
Description: Provides seed funding up to £175,000 per project for over up to 2 years for novel, high-risk, high-reward translational research projects that accelerate the development of therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases of aging including FTD based in Europe. Applications will begin to be accepted in October 2017.
Deadline: Application due by January 2018.



Repurposing Existing Experimental and FDA-Approved Drugs
Sponsor: National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
Description: This funding program supports pre-clinical studies to repurpose existing experimental or FDA approved drugs or biologics (existing therapeutics) that have already begun or completed at least a Phase l trial. The hypothesis for proposed studies must be developed using innovative processes to identify the therapeutic/indication pair. Examples include independent crowdsourcing strategies (e.g., http://www.ncats.nih.gov/ntu/assets/current, http://openinnovation.astrazeneca.com/), or use of computational algorithms. The initial UG3 award will support the development of milestone-driven rigorous, pre-clinical target engagement and/or efficacy studies. Once UG3 pre-clinical milestones have been met, the UH3 award may be made to support clinical trial planning: this includes complete planning, design, and preparation of the documentation necessary for implementation of Phase I and/or Phase II clinical trials for a new therapeutic use.
Deadline: Letter of Intent due by September 30, 2017.



Frick Foundation for ALS Research Award
Sponsor: Bruno and Ilse Frick Foundation for Research on ALS
Description: The aim of the Foundation is to encourage basic biomedical research related to understanding the cause of ALS. The funding is 100,000 CHF over 2 years.
Deadline: Application due by October 6, 2017.



CReATe Clinical Research Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Clinical Research in ALS and Related Disorders for Therapeutic Development (CReATe) Consortium
Description: The CReATe Clinical Research Scholars program is designed to provide talented and highly motivated clinicians and researchers with an opportunity to launch or support an early stage career in clinical and translational research focused on ALS and related disorders (PLS, PMA, HSP, and FTD). The program provides $65,000 over 18 months that can be used for salary support and tuition, $4,000 for scientific meetings (including travel), and $2,000 for research supply costs. Clinical fellows, post-docs and junior faculty are encouraged to apply.
Deadline: Application due by October 16, 2017.



Biomedical Research Project Grants
Sponsor: Motor Neurone Disease Association
Description: The MND Association supports biomedical research on ALS and related conditions, in all relevant disciplines. The objectives of the MND Association research funding programme are to support research aimed at understanding the causes of MND, elucidating disease mechanisms and facilitating the translation of therapeutic strategies from the laboratory to the clinic. Researchers outside the UK are eligible to apply if the project is unique in concept or design (i.e. not being performed in the UK) or the project involves a significant collaboration with a UK institute. Applications for project grants should not exceed £85,000 per annum (and £255,000 in total) without the prior agreement of the MND Association. Applications received beginning September 8, 2017.
Deadline: Application due by November 3, 2017.



ADDF NIH Scored Unfunded Grants (includes FTD)
Sponsor: Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation
Description: This request for proposals supports NIA and NINDS grant proposals in NIH format that were scored but not funded, which fall within our mission and research priorities. This includes frontotemporal dementias.
Deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis..



CLIN 2: Partnering Opportunity for Clinical Trial Stage Projects
Sponsor: California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM)
Description: The objective of this program announcement is to create a highly competitive partnering opportunity for promising stem cell-based projects to accelerate the completion of a clinical trial for a stem cell treatment that addresses an unmet medical need.
Deadline: Last business day of each month.



CLIN 3: Partnering Opportunity for Supplemental Accelerating Activities
Sponsor: California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM)
Description: The objective of this program announcement is to support new activities on active CIRM-funded development projects that will significantly accelerate development of the proposed treatment or increase the likelihood of success.
Deadline: Last business day of each month.



Catalyst Grant: New Genes for Rare Diseases
Sponsor: Rare Diseases Models and Mechanisms Network
Description: On behalf of the Clinical Advisory Committee of the Rare Diseases: Models and Mechanisms Network, the Co-Chairs would like to invite applications from clinicians and clinician scientists who have discovered novel genes in patients with rare diseases and wish to collaborate with a model organism investigator who is able to carry out functional analysis on an orthologous gene in a model system. A maximum of $25,000 CAD will be awarded. Applications may be submitted by any investigator associated with a Canadian Institution.
Deadline: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.



Clin1: Partnering Opportunity for Late Stage Preclinical Projects
Sponsor: California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM)
Description: The objective of this program announcement is to create a highly competitive partnering opportunity for promising stem cell-based projects to accelerate the completion of preclinical activities necessary to attain an active IND or IDE with the FDA and to initiate start-up activities of the proposed clinical trial. CIRM expects projects under this program to advance rapidly into the clinic and to be accomplished within two years unless adequately justified.
Deadline: Last business day of each month.



Healthcare Research Grants
Sponsor: Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA)
Description: MNDA invests in research that fills knowledge gaps in clinical management of MND, adding to the evidence base and driving improvements in quality of care for people affected by MND.  
Deadline: Now accepting applications.



NIH TRND Program and NIH BrIDGs Program
Sponsor: NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
Description: NCATS is now accepting proposals on a rolling basis to collaborate with Bridging Interventional Development Gaps (BrIDGs) and Therapeutics for Rare and Neglected Diseases (TRND) program scientists. Click here to apply.
Deadline: Now accepting rolling applications.



NINDS Training and Career Development Awards
Sponsor: NIH National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Description: NINDS offers a wide range of training and career development funding opportunities including pre-doctoral fellowships, post-doctoral fellowships, mentored career development awards, institutional programs, independent scientists awards, clinical research awards and more. All programs are open to researchers focusing on the study of ALS and related conditions.
Deadline: Varies, see individual program for details.



NeuroNEXT Infrastructure Resource Access
Sponsor: NIH National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Description:

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) encourages proposals for biomarker validation trials or exploratory clinical trials of drugs, biologics, surgical therapies or devices that may contribute to the justification for and provide the data required to design a future trial to confirm efficacy (i.e., a Phase III trial) in the treatment of neurologic disease. Proposals for drugs or biologics should provide compelling scientific evidence that the investigational agent proposed for study will reach/act upon the designated target or that its mechanism of action is such that it will be of benefit in ameliorating a specific aspect of the disease.

Diseases chosen for study should be based on the NINDS' strategic plan and clinical research interests (www.ninds.nih.gov/funding/areas/index.htm). Successful applicants will be given access to the NeuroNEXT infrastructure. The NeuroNEXT Clinical Coordinating Center (CCC) will work with the successful applicant to efficiently implement the proposed study. The NeuroNEXT Data Coordinating Center (DCC) will provide statistical and data management support. The NeuroNEXT clinical sites will provide recruitment/retention support as well as on-site implementation of the clinical protocol.


Deadline: Now accepting rolling applications.



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