Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance: Kyle Bryant Translational Research Award

The Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA) is accepting Letters of Interest (LOIs) to support pre-clinical and clinical investigations that will advance treatments for Friedreich’s Ataxia (FA). Award amount up to $250,000 per year for 1-2 years. The LOI deadline is May 15, 2018.

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

Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance: Kyle Bryant Translational Research Award
http://www.curefa.org

Award Amount: up to $250,000 per year for 1-2 years
LOI Deadline: May 15, 2018. Invited full proposals due July 15, 2018
Anticipated Award Notification: -
Anticipated Award Start Date: -
RFP Synopsis:

The Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA) is accepting Letters of Interest (LOIs) to support pre-clinical and clinical investigations that will advance treatments for Friedreich’s Ataxia (FA). The specific aims must target one or more of the following:

  • Identification of biomarkers for FA that will elucidate disease variability, severity, and prognosis; facilitate drug screening, and/or optimize selection of patients and clinical endpoints for clinical trials;
  • Development of tools and technologies that can (a) be directly used for therapy development; (b) overcome existing obstacles to treatment and (c) be directly applied to, or adapted for, delivery of potential therapeutics;
  • Pre-clinical development and testing of potential therapeutics, biologics, and devices in cells and animals;
  • Clinical studies of patient outcome measures, potential interventions, or devices.

The award will not fund indirect costs/overhead, investigator travel to meetings and conferences, memberships in scientific societies.

To read the full application guidelines, including detailed eligibility requirements, please visit: http://www.curefa.org/grant.

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