Research Grants

Funding Agency:
National Ataxia Foundation

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. Funding for Ataxia-Telangiectasia research proposals will receive a lower priority unless they lend themselves to an overall better understanding of the ataxia disease process.

Seed Money Research Grant: For new and innovative studies that are relevant to the cause, pathogenesis or treatment of the hereditary or sporadic ataxias. Offered primarily as “seed monies” to assist investigators in the early or pilot phase of their studies and as additional support for ongoing investigations on demonstration of need.


  • September 21, 2021  - Letter of Intent with a ½ to one-page abstract with specific aims of your research
  • October 19, 2021 - Full application due

Agency Website



Amount Description

One-year seed money grants not to exceed $50,000

Funding Type



Junior Faculty
Medical Fellow/Resident
Post Doctoral Fellows


Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

September 21, 2021