Multi-year, Starter and Post Doctoral Fellowships -- Call for Abstracts

Funding Agency:
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association

The ALS Association Research INVESTIGATOR-INITIATED RESEARCH GRANT PROGRAM supports INNOVATIVE research of high scientific merit and relevance to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) [motor neuron disease], offering investigators awards in the following categories:

Multi-year Grants: The ALS Association will support research that is projected for periods of up to three years. Funding for multi-year grants is committed for one year only, with non-competitive renewals conditioned upon results. These applications require strong preliminary data. Awards will be in the amount of up to $100,000 (US) per year.

Starter Grants: One-year awards for NEW INVESTIGATORS ENTERING THE FIELD OF ALS OR SENIOR FELLOWS ABOUT TO SET UP INDEPENDENTLY. Alternatively, they can be PILOT STUDIES BY ALS INVESTIGATORS. These applications do not require strong preliminary data but must emphasize innovation, scientific merit, feasibility and relevance to ALS. The maximum amount awarded is $50,000 (US).

The Milton Safenowitz Post-Doctoral Fellowship for ALS Research Awards: The maximum amount awarded is $50,000 (US) per year for 2 years. Eligibility is limited to those who have been a fellow for 18 months or less.

Deadline for Abstracts: Jan. 31, 2017


Junior Faculty
Medical Fellow/Resident
Post Doctoral Fellows


Environmental & Life Sciences
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

January 31, 2017