Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance: 2016 Grants Program

The Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance is accepting letters of intent for two grant programs: 2016 Postdoctoral Fellowships and 2016 Research Grants. Award amount is up to $75,000 per year for up to two years. Submission deadline is June 20.

The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations has identified the following private funding opportunity:

Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance: 2016 TS Alliance Grants Program
http://www.tsalliance.org

2016 Postdoctoral Fellowships
Award amount up to $75,000 per year for up to two years
The Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance is accepting letters of intent from individuals who have recently earned a PhD or MD degree and are working with a sponsor to do basic or translational research that is relevant to TSC and provides an excellent opportunity for the trainee’s professional growth. The sponsor must be a tenure-track faculty (or equivalent) at a research institution or company. The award is intended to fund the applicant’s salary and some of the laboratory supplies or tools necessary to conduct the proposed research. The award is not intended to fund technical support for the project or to purchase equipment in the sponsor’s laboratory.

2016 Research Grants
Award amount up to $75,000 per year for up to two years
The TS Alliance is accepting letters of intent for research projects that address one of the Alliance’s four high-priority areas:

  • Understanding phenotypic heterogeneity in TSC, i.e., research on genetic, biologic, or environmental factors that might explain why TSC is so different from person to person
  • Gaining a deeper knowledge of TSC signaling pathways and the cellular consequences of TSC deficiency
  • Improving TSC disease models, whether cell-based, tissue-based, or animal models
  • Developing clinical biomarkers or patient-reported outcome measures for TSC, particularly those that assess disease burden or stratify an individual’s risk of progression or developing specific manifestations of TSC

Research grants are intended for an independent researcher, whether tenure-track faculty, non-tenure-track faculty or staff, or an equivalent level at a research institution or company. The award may support laboratory supplies, personnel costs, services or equipment necessary to conduct the proposed research. No more than 10% of the total cost may be applied to indirect costs.

LOI Deadline: June 20. Invited full proposals will be due by September 26, 2016. Earliest project start date is December 1, 2016. Application Guidelines for the award. 

The UNC Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations is available to provide assistance in pursuing privately funded opportunities. Email cfr@unc.edu or phone 919-962-3423. 

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