Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance - Keith Michael Andrus Memorial Award 2019
The Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA) invites applications for its Keith Michael Andrus Memorial Award. Deadline for submitting a Letter of Intent is January 15, 2019. Proposals should be focusing on advancing understanding and/or treatment of the cardiac involvement in Friedreich's Ataxia (FA). Funding is up to $ 150,000 per year for one or two years.
Keith Michael Andrus was the inspiration for the formation of FARA. He was diagnosed with Friedreich’s ataxia at the age of 11. His battle with FA ended in 2010 at the age of 24 due to congestive heart failure. The Memorial Award has been established as a tribute to Keith’s legacy and to help improve the lives of others diagnosed with FA. This award is specifically designated for cardiac research.
FARA supports research through funding competitive grants, promoting collaboration among scientists, advocating for public-private partnerships that support drug discovery, drug development and clinical research and hosting open forums for leading scientists to share their insights, ideas and challenges to advancing treatments for FA.