CurePSP Grants Program

The CurePSP grants program offers up to $100,000 in funding for research that helps to generate an integrated picture of PSP and CBD at the molecular and cellular levels. The grant may extend up to three years. Applications are accepted on a quarterly basis, with the next deadline falling on April, 15.

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

CurePSP

Grants Program

http://www.psp.org/research/researchers/#sthash.WflJSInt.dpuf

The maximum total grant amount awarded is $100,000. The period of the grant may be up to 3 years in duration but the total cannot exceed $100,000.

Grant application deadlines are quarterly on January 15, April 15, July 15, and October 15 

Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), corticobasal degeneration (CBD), and multiple system atrophy (MSA), are little-known but disabling brain diseases, sometimes called atypical Parkinsonian disorders. These rare neurodegenerative diseases are often misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Alzheimer’s disease. PSP, CBD and MSA lead to progressive decline, and although symptomatic treatment exists, there is no known cause or cure. 

The Foundation for PSP | CBD and Related Brain Diseases, better known as CurePSP, assists patients and their families in their struggle against these debilitating diseases, increases public awareness, educates healthcare professionals, and supports research  

CurePSP has always believed that truly effective clinical interventions will follow good, solid basic scientific research. For this reason, CurePSP promotes research that helps generate an integrated picture of PSP and CBD at the molecular and cellular levels. CurePSP believes that in the long term, research of this nature will prove indispensable in developing a prevention or cure for PSP and CBD. 

CurePSP has carefully structured its research program and has identified the programs that have been the most successful and those that need strengthening. With an increased research budget made possible through improved donor support, CurePSP will be able to markedly intensify the efforts to cure the disease in a way that promises relief for those afflicted today as well as hope for those who may be afflicted tomorrow.

Investigator-Initiated Research Projects

CurePSP accepts proposals for research projects by other investigators. CurePSP's Scientific Advisory Board reviews all submissions and recommends the most appropriate ones for funding. Details surrounding the submission of grants are as follows:

  • Grant application deadlines are quarterly on January 15, April 15, July 15, and October 15
  • Applicants will be notified when the grant is received by CurePSP
  • The Scientific Advisory Board will submit recommendations for funding at CurePSP's quarterly Board of Directors meeting
  • The maximum total grant amount awarded is $100,000. The period of the grant may be up to 3 years in duration but the total cannot exceed $100,000. However, greater or lesser amounts and durations may be offered depending on resources available

Any investigators interested in submitting a grant application should first review CurePSP's Research Policies and Procedures.

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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