The National Ataxia Foundation FOA

The 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.

Pioneer SCA Translational Research Award
Pioneer SCA Translational Research Award: One-year grant of $100,000 focusing on research investigations that will facilitate the development of treatments for the Spinocerebellar Ataxias (SCAs) will be awarded.
August 15, 2014 – Date the Letter of Intent is due with a ½ to one-page abstract with specific aims of your research.
September 15, 2014 – Full application due

A Letter of Intent is REQUIRED prior to submitting any research grant applications by the deadlines listed below. Grant Applications submitted that are not preceded by a Letter of Intent, will NOT be reviewed.

*For the Research, Young Investigator and Research Post-Doc Fellowship Awards, the number of grants awarded is dependent upon funds available. In 2013, 46 research applications in those three grant programs were submitted. NAF was able to fund 16 of those grants.

In addition to the Translational grant opportunity detailed above, be sure to check their website for: research grants ($15,000 to $30,000), Research Post-Doc Fellowship Award (One-year grants up to $35,000), Young Investigator Award (One-year grants of $35,000), and the Young Investigator Award for SCA Research (One-year grants of $50,000).