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TREAT ALSTM Clinical Management Grant Program

Call Open for Abstract Submission
DUE DATE: June 11, 2018

Program Description
The aim of the ALS Association TREAT ALS™ Clinical Management Grant Program is to improve care and living with ALS with a focus on clinical, psychological and or social management of ALS.

BUDGET:
A maximum of $100,000 per year for a maximum of 2 years.

Instructions for on-line submission.

Step 1:
Register using this link: http://alsa.spectrumportal.net/Accounts/Register

Step 2:
Login using this link http://alsa.spectrumportal.net/Accounts/Logon

Step 3:
Submit an abstract for an open call using the relevant link.

E-mail researchgrants@alsa-national.org for queries.

APPLICATION RECEIPT DATES:
Brief study outline: June 11, 2018
Request to submit full application: June 29, 2018
Submission of full application: September 7, 2018
Notification of award: November 2018

Program Description
Examples of relevant clinical management studies for this mechanism include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Studies that address the gaps in the delivery of care (as outlined in the ALS practice parameters)
  • Interventions that address the challenges of completing activities of daily living as the disease progresses
  • Diet and ALS
  • Psychological interventions in ALS to address the significant mental health issues facing ALS patients and care givers
  • Studies to address the needs of care givers for patients with ALS and cognitive/behavioral impairment
  • Assistive Technology

Contract Information
This call supports research aimed at improving the lives of people living with ALS and their families. The proposed studies are expected to generate data that can be implemented in ALS clinical centers. Applicants must clearly and explicitly articulate what impact the project may have on the quality of life for people with ALS. Phase I/II or III clinical trials Clinical trials will not be supported with this funding opportunity.

Funding:
Maximum $100,000 per year for 2 years

The maximum allowable direct and indirect cost (maximum of 10% allowed) for the entire period of performance is $200,000

Review Criteria for letter of intent

Download the LOI here.

Scientific Merit: Statistical design will be critically assessed and ability to enroll within the granting period will be evaluated.

Evidence that the study fills an important gap must be provided with supporting literature or preliminary data.

For areas that are already being explored, strong evidence supporting the need for the study to further the field and that the current study provides unique elements of research must be provided. Please note if a resubmission or if this is an extension of an earlier funded award and included publications relevant to the study.

Relevance to ALS: The impact that the study will have for people with ALS will be evaluated.

Originality of Research: The proposed study will be evaluated in context of current practice and how results may impact a change in practice to benefit people living with ALS and their families.

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