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Call for Research Abstracts


Multi-year, Starter and Post Doctoral Fellowship.

Any researcher from any country can apply.

Registration Now Open.
Due February 20, 2018

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].

Step 1: Register using this link:

Step 2: Login using this link

Step 3: Use the link below to download the Letter of Intent Abstract form

Step 4: Submit an abstract using the link below

Policies, Procedures

The ALS Association is 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 including 10% indirect costs.

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) including 10% in direct costs.

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 no more than two years.

Any researcher from any country can apply.

For queries email

Grant Schedule:

Request For Proposal - January 25, 2018
Proposal Due - February 20, 2018
Proposal Review Decision - March 14, 2018
Application Due - April 13, 2018
Application Review Decision - June 2018
Grant Agreement Sent - June 2018
Funding Commences - Once contracts finalized

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