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Scientists to Research Neurological Diseases

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National Ataxia Foundation (NAF)

LOI Date:

09/21/20

Deadline Date:

10/19/20

Description:

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Grants of up to $50,000 to USA, Canada, and International faculty or senior scientists at research institutions for scientific studies related to neurological disorders. Applicants must submit a letter of intent prior to submitting a full proposal. Underrepresented minorities strongly encouraged to apply. Funding is intended to support new and innovative studies that are relevant to the cause, pathogenesis, or treatment of the hereditary or sporadic ataxias.

 “Seed monies” are offered to assist investigators in the early or pilot phase of their studies and as additional support for ongoing investigations on demonstration of need. It is hoped that these studies will be further developed to attract future funding from other sources. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 192165

Estimated Size of Grant:

Not to exceed $50,000

Term of Contract:

Grants are awarded for one year only.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Qualifications:
- Non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply for a NAF grant award.
- Faculty member or senior scientist at a research institution.
- Underrepresented minorities strongly encouraged to apply.
- NAF invites research applications from domestic and International non-profit and for-profit institutions.

Funds provided by NAF may not be used for indirect/F&A costs.

Pre-Application Information:

September 21, 2020 - LOI Deadline
October 19, 2020 - Deadline for full application. Application is not available until LOI has been approved.

Review by Medical Research Advisory Board takes place late December through early January. Written notification of awards will be sent in late February 2021. Non-funded applicants will also be notified in February.

The primary purpose of the LOI abstract is to better understand the applicant pool in order to select and secure reviewers who are leaders in the ataxia field and have the particular focus and research acumen to review the final proposals that are submitted.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit LOI and application at the proposalCENTRAL online portal: https://proposalcentral.com/default.asp

For questions, contact:
Kelsey Trace, NAF Research Associate
kelsey@ataxia.org

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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Canada: Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;

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International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.

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