Target ALS IS focused on identifying and supporting ideas of the next generation of ALS research leaders.
- What we’re funding
Proposals that apply novel methods to tackle challenging biology and drug development questions. In particular, Target ALS is looking to support projects that propose:
- Identification, validation and development of new targets for ALS therapeutics; or
- Development of biomarkers, tools, and technologies to facilitate human proof-of biology studies.
Confidentiality of investigator’s data, research and intellectual property will be strictly honored. Target ALS does not seek ownership of any intellectual property or financial gains that results on the basis of its funding.
- What you (recipient) get
- Funding for
- researcher salaries and fringe benefits
- Lab supplies, materials, and equipment
- Animal costs
- Consultants and professional fees
- Limited direct lab costs, such as a portion of the lab’s rent
- Access to Target ALS core facilities throughout the period of the award, which may be extended beyond the 3-year period as dictated by the individual project needs and as agreed upon by Target ALS.
- Initiation to the Target ALS annual meeting. Awardees are asked to present an update on the project at the annual Target ALS Scientific Meeting in Boston. This meeting brings together key leaders and top scientists in the ALS community and is an excellent opportunity to become informed on current and late-breaking research in the field.
- Grant structure
- 130,000 per year for three years, for a total possible grant of $390,000.
- The initial grant will be for a two-year period
- A lab will be eligible to compete for a third year of funding based on a competitive review of updated project goals as well as compelling progress at the end of second year of funding.
- Who should apply?
- individual scientists and clinicians who have established their own lab within the last five years and have never received funding from Target ALS .
- The proposed project must be independent of the lab where the investigator did their graduate or postdoc fellowship.
- An investigator can apply for only one project through this funding opportunity.
- Key Dates – this could be an iamge
- LOI due March 17, 2023 Click here to Apply (link to LOI submission portal thru Blackbaud)
- Invitation to submit proposals Apr 2023
- Proposals due June 2023
- Final decision announced Sep 2023
- Funds released Nov 2023