National Ataxia Foundation Invites Letters of Intent for Young Investigator Awards

The National Ataxia Foundation is committed to funding the best science relevant to hereditary and sporadic types of ataxia in both basic and translational research.

To that end, the foundation is accepting Letters of Intent for its Young Investigator Award and Young Investigator Award for SCA Research.

1) Young Investigator (YI) Award: One-year grants of $35,000 will be awarded to encourage young investigators to pursue a career related to any form of Ataxia research.

2) Young Investigator (YI-SCA) Award for SCA Research: One-year grants of $50,000 will be awarded to encourage young investigators to pursue a career in spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA) research.

For both programs, candidates must have attained an MD or PhD degree and have an appointment as a junior faculty member, senior post-doc, or clinical fellow. Individuals at the associate professor level are not eligible. Clinicians must have finished their residency no more than five years prior to applying. PhDs must be no more than five years from end of the completion of their post-doc training.

Letters of Intent must be received no later than August 1. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by September 4, 2018.

For complete program guidelines, information about past award recipients, and application procedures, see the National Ataxia Foundation website.  

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Deadline: July 20, 2018