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Call for Abstracts


The ALS Association Research INVESTIGATOR-INITIATED RESEARCH GRANT PROGRAM supports INNOVATIVE research of high scientific merit and relevance to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), offering investigators awards in the following categories:

Multi-year Grants

The ALS Association will support research that is projected for periods of up to three (3) years.  Funding for multi-year grants is committed for one (1) year only, with noncompetitive renewals conditioned upon results.  These applications require strong preliminary data.  Awards will be in the amount of up to $80,000 per year.

Starter Grants

One-year awards for NEW INVESTIGATORS ENTERING THE FIELD OF ALS.  Alternatively, they can be PILOT STUDIES BY ALS INVESTIGATORS.  These applications do not require strong preliminary data but must emphasize innovation, scientific merit, feasibility and relevance to ALS.  The maximum amount awarded is $40,000.

The Milton Safenowitz Post Doctoral Fellowship for ALS Research Awards (Spring cycle only)

The maximum amount awarded is $50,000 per year for 2 years.  Eligibility is limited to those who have been a fellow for one year or less.

Request an abstract form for any of these categories from  You will be notified within two weeks of the abstract submission due date whether you are eligible to submit a full application.  See schedule below.

Grant Schedule

Call for Abstracts

 1st December, 2014

Abstracts Due

12th January, 2015

Full Application due

9th March, 2015

Award Announcements

 July, 2015

Funding commences

 1st August, 2015

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