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

Grant Amount: $35K FOR YI; $50K FOR YI-SCA
Deadline: Dean's: Contact your Faculty Research Office for deadline details.
Internal: Aug 25, 2016
Sponsor's: Sep 01, 2016

Subject Areas:

The National Ataxia Foundation (NAF) is committed to funding the best science relevant to hereditary and sporadic types of ataxia in both basic and translational research. NAF invites research applications from U.S.A. and International non-profit and for-profit institutions. Non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply for a research grant from NAF.

Young Investigator (YI) Award: One-year grants* of $35,000 to encourage young investigators to pursue a career in the field of any form of ataxia research. Young Investigator (YI-SCA) Award for SCA Research: One-year grants of $50,000 will be awarded to encourage young investigators to pursue a career in spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA) research. For both Young Investigator award programs, candidates must have attained an MD or PhD degree, and have an appointment as a junior faculty member, senior post-doc or clinical fellow. Individuals at the Associate Professor level are not eligible. Clinicians must have finished their residency no more than five years prior to applying. PhDs must be no more than five years from end of the completion of their post-doc training. The sponsoring institution must agree in writing to the following provision: the young investigator (MD or PhD) must be free to allocate approximately half time (50%) for ataxia related research.

Application Details:

The Young Investigator Award was created to encourage young clinical and scientific investigators to pursue a career in the field of ataxia research. It is our hope that ataxia research will be invigorated by the work of young, talented individuals supported by this award.

Please submit a brief e-mail with a 1/2-1 page abstract to apply for NAF funding, including a full title of your research proposal, with the last name of the researcher in the subject line, on or before August 3rd to: E-mail the completed application and letters of support as a single PDF file attachment to with the last name of the researcher in the subject line of the email. Grant Applications submitted that are not preceded by a Letter of Intent, will NOT be reviewed.


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:

2600 Fernbrook Lane Suite 119
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States