Research Western
Funding Opportunites - Research
Further details regarding this announcement can be found at:

Grant Amount: $100 USD
Deadline: Dean's: Contact your Faculty Research Office for deadline details.
Internal: Feb 16, 2016
Sponsor's: Feb 23, 2016

Subject Areas:

Proposed research for the Target Advancement Program should focus on filling key translational gaps specific to a particular target. Preference will be given to proposals utilizing experimental systems with high construct and predictive validity to human PD such as patient-derived material and/or animal models utilizing clinically translatable endpoints. For the purposes of this program, `target? may be defined as a specific biological target (gene, protein or other molecular target) as well as neural circuitry based targets.

Target Validation awards support research characterizing promising, novel PD-relevant targets or continuing target biology work on established PD targets. These awards are well-suited to projects where hypothetical or experimental rationale for a target is compelling but where limited and study results can make the case for continuing (or discontinuing) a line of research. Target Validation Awards also support projects addressing roadblocks and knowledge gaps in understanding biological mechanisms associated with high-priority PD targets already supported by a strong body of validation data: alpha-synuclein, LRRK2, GBA, Nurr1, parkin and trophic factors. Proposals will be reviewed in the context of existing MJFF investments in these areas. Download the RFA (Application Process, Step #1) for more details.

Application Details: The Target Advancement Program promotes work through two funding opportunities: Target Validation Awards and Target Optimization Awards.Target Validation Awards support one-year grants up to $100,000 total costs inclusive of both direct and indirect costs. No more than 10% of the direct costs may go to indirect costs.
NOTE: All Letters of Intent and Full Applications must be processed through Research Development & Services for institutional approval. Requests for Institutional approvals should be received no less than 3 days prior to the posted Sponsor deadline. A ROLA Proposal (bearing applicant, Chair and Dean electronic approvals) is required for each submission.
Western Contacts: Kilianski,Louise
Hancock,Jennifer Anne

Sponsor Contacts:

Church Street Station
P.O. Box 780
New York, New York, United States