Aligning Science Across Parkinson's (ASAP) has issued an request for applications from multidisciplinary research teams interested in forming and participating in the ASAP Collaborative Research Network. Through the network, ASAP seeks to fund research projects that address key knowledge gaps in the basic mechanisms that contribute to Parkinson’s development and progression.
Proposals must focus on one of the following scientific themes: biology of PD-associated genetics, and neuro-immune interactions.
Through the RFA, up to $9 million over three years will be awarded to teams selected to participate in the network. Applications must be submitted by multidisciplinary, multi-institutional research teams consisting of three to five investigators. Teams may be from the U.S. or international in nature, and can include public and private nonprofit groups, agencies of the U.S. federal government, and for-profit entities.
Pre-proposals are due by January 8, 2020. Teams invited to submit a full proposal will be notified by March 4 and their proposals will be due by April 15. Finalists interviews will be conducted in June 2020, and funding decisions will be made in July/August.
ASAP will host an informational webinar on November 14 at 12:00 p.m. EST. (Registration required.)
See the Aligning Science Across Parkinson's to learn more about the organizations, its funding program, and the application process.