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The ALS Association Research INVESTIGATOR-INITIATED RESEARCH GRANT PROGRAM supports INNOVATIVE research of high scientific merit and relevance to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) [motor neuron disease], 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 years. Funding for multi-year grants is committed for one year only, with non-competitive renewals conditioned upon results. These applications require strong preliminary data. Awards will be in the amount of up to $100,000 (US) per year.

Starter Grants

One-year awards for NEW INVESTIGATORS ENTERING THE FIELD OF ALS OR SENIOR FELLOWS ABOUT TO SET UP INDEPENDENTLY. 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 $50,000 (US).

The Milton Safenowitz Post-Doctoral Fellowship for ALS Research Awards

The maximum amount awarded is $50,000 (US) per year for 2 years. Eligibility is limited to those who have been a fellow for 18 months or less.

Any researcher from any country can apply.

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Grant Schedule:

Request For Proposal - January 3, 2017
Proposal Due - January 31, 2017
Proposal Review Decision - February 24, 2017
Application Due - March 24, 2017
Application Review Decision - May 2017
Grant Agreement Sent - May 2017
Funding Commences - August 2017

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