National Ataxia Foundation: NAF Research Grants

The National Ataxia Foundation (NAF) is accepting Letters of Intent (LOIs) to support early or pilot phases of studies and ongoing investigations. NAF research grants are for new and innovative studies that are relevant to the cause, pathogenesis or treatment of the hereditary or sporadic ataxias. Due to the larger availability of funding for Ataxia-Telangiectasia (A-T), those research proposals will receive a lower priority. Award amount up to $15,000 for one year. The LOI deadline is July 17, 2017 by 5:00pm CDT.

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

National Ataxia Foundation: NAF Research Grants
http://www.ataxia.org

The National Ataxia Foundation (NAF) is accepting Letters of Intent (LOIs) to support early or pilot phases of studies and ongoing investigations. NAF research grants are for new and innovative studies that are relevant to the cause, pathogenesis or treatment of the hereditary or sporadic ataxias. Due to the larger availability of funding for Ataxia-Telangiectasia (A-T), those research proposals will receive a lower priority. However, a higher ranking will be given to those Ataxia-Telangiectasia research studies which lend themselves to an overall better understanding of the ataxia process. Research grants are offered primarily as “seed monies” to assist investigators in the early or pilot phase of their studies and as additional support for ongoing investigations on demonstration of need. It is hoped that these studies will be further developed to attract future funding from other sources. The average funds granted will be up to $15,000 but funding may be considered for up to $30,000 for projects deserving special consideration. Primary Investigators salaries may not be paid from this award. Indirect costs are not allowed. Awards are not transferable. No cost extensions will not be granted.

LOI Deadline: July 17, 2017 by 5:00pm CDT. Invited full proposals will be due August 15, 2017 by 5:00pm CDT. Award announcements will be made by December 2017. Application guidelines for the award: http://www.ataxia.org/research/applications/2018/Research_Grant_Application_Form_2018.pdf.

The UNC Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations is available to provide assistance in pursuing privately funded opportunities. If you have any questions about this funding opportunity, please email cfr@unc.edu or phone 919.962.2867.

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