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

Grant Amount: $200K USD FOR 2 YEARS
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 Optimization Awards support research into promising treatments within MJFF-defined priority biological pathways. For the Fall 2016 round, we invite projects designed to probe the therapeutic potential of targeting mechanisms of dystonia associated with PD. This award is well suited to projects where hypothetical or experimental is compelling but limited and study results can make the case for continuing (or discontinuing) a line of research for eventual PD therapeutic development. Proposals should focus on filling key translational gaps in target validation including characterization and expression studies of cellular targets in human-derived tissues, target manipulation, or neural circuitry modulation in a suitable mammalian preclinical model relevant to Parkinson?s disease. 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 Optimization Awards support two-year grants up to $200,000 total costs inclusive of both direct and indirect costs. No more than 25% (academic institutions) or 10% (for-profit organizations) 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