National Ataxia Foundation: NAF Young Investigator Awards

The National Ataxia Foundation (NAF) is accepting Letters of Intent (LOIs) to support young investigators through two funding programs: The Young Investigator (YI) Research Award and the Young Investigator (YI-SCA) Award for SCA Research. Award amounts vary. The LOI deadline is August 1, 2017.

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

National Ataxia Foundation: NAF Young Investigator Awards
http://www.ataxia.org

The National Ataxia Foundation (NAF) is accepting Letters of Intent (LOIs) to support young investigators through two funding programs:

  • Young Investigator (YI) Research Award: up to $35,000 for one year
    The Young Investigator Research Award encourages young clinical and scientific investigators to pursue a career in the field of ataxia research. Candidates must have attained an MD or PhD degree, and have an appointment as a junior faculty member. Individuals at the Associate Professor level are not eligible. Clinicians must have finished their residency no more than five (5) years prior to applying. This award will be made to the sponsoring institution and will be used as salary support or for direct research expenses. Awards are for direct costs only, not for indirect costs or institutional overhead. 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. No cost extensions will not be granted.
  • Young Investigator (YI-SCA) Award for SCA Research: $50,000 for one year
    The Young Investigator-SCA Award encourages young clinical and scientific investigators to pursue a career in the field of SCA research. Candidates must have attained an MD or PhD degree, and have an appointment as a junior faculty member, senior post-doc or clinical fellow. Individuals at the Associate Professor level are not eligible. Clinicians must have finished their residency no more than five (5) years prior to applying. This award will be made to the sponsoring institution and can be used as salary support or for direct research expenses. Awards are for direct costs only, not for indirect costs or institutional overhead. These research grants are for research projects for the spinocerebellar ataxias. No cost extensions will not be granted.

LOI Deadline: August 1, 2017. Invited full proposals will be due September 1, 2017 by 5:00pm CDT. Award announcements made by December 2017. Application Guidelines for the award: http://www.ataxia.org/research/ataxia-research-grants.aspx#npscaraa

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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