Huntington's Disease Society of America: 2016 Human Biology Project

The Huntington's Disease Society of America is accepting letters of interest for investigator-initiated research aimed at better understanding the biology of Huntington's Disease. The research project and observations should have the potential to directly impact patients' lives or help guide future drug development. Award amount is up to $75,000 per year for up to two years. Submission deadline is May 23.

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

Huntington's Disease Society of America: 2016 Human Biology Project
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The Huntington's Disease Society of America is accepting letters of interest for investigator-initiated research aimed at  better understanding the biology of Huntington's Disease. The research project and observations should have the potential to directly impact patients' lives or help guide future drug development. Some examples of the types of projects that HDSA is interested in are below:

  • Translation of HD animal model observations to patients
  • Biomarker discovery/development
  • Clinical scales/assessment development
  • Unbiased Systems Biology studies using data generated from human HD biological samples to uncover proximal biological pathways affected in human HD
  • Human-focused drug target identification and validation
  • Research using innovative technologies to improve of quality of life and care of HD patients and caregivers

Applicants do not need to have an MD and/or a PhD degree at the time of the application; applications are welcomed from individuals in other areas of research and health care (e.g., biostatisticians, physical therapists, biomedical engineers, etc.). Preference will be given to young investigators. If the applicant is a post-doctoral or clinical research fellow, a mentor must be identified and the mentor must have a PhD and/or an MD, DO or other doctoral degree and be a scientific investigator with a primary appointment at an academic research institution. The award does not cover indirect costs.

LOI Deadline: May 23 by 5:00 p.m. Invited full proposals will be due July 29 by 5:00 p.m. Award notification will be sent by October 1 and the project’s anticipated start date will be between November 1, 2016, and January 1, 2017. 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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