Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration Invites Applications for Pilot Grants Program

The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) works to improve the quality of life of people affected by FTD and drive research for a cure.

To that end, AFTD is inviting applications for its AFTD Pilot Grants program. The program provides seed funding for innovative research in the preliminary stages of development, with a  focus on early-career investigators in the process of establishing an independent research program. Projects funded through the Pilot Grant program are intended to generate data to support a follow-on grant application to the NIH, another public agency, or a nonprofit organization. Through the program, three types of grants will be awarded:

Basic Science Pilot — Grants will be awarded in support of projects focused on the neurobiological mechanisms underlying FTD.

Susan Marcus Translational Research Pilot — Funded by a generous donor, these grants support projects using human subjects or biofluid/tissue samples to answer questions about FTD pathology or to advance clinical practice.

Well-Being in FTD Pilot — Grants will be awarded in support of non-pharmacological therapeutic interventions or state-of-the-art technologies with the potential to positively impact daily quality of life for persons with FTD and their families.

Awards of up to $60,000 over a year will be awarded in each category.

Eligible applicants include new or early-stage investigators in the process of establishing an independent research program who have a faculty appointment or are serving a medical residency at an academic institution, teaching hospital, or other not-for-profit research institution, or who are employed in an equivalent position at a for-profit biotechnology start-up organization.

See the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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Deadline: October 01, 2020