Ataxia - Kyle Bryant Translational Research Award 2017 ($ 500,000)

Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA) accepts proposals for its annual Kyle Bryant Translational Research Award. Deadline for submission of Letters of Intent is May 15, 2017. Proposals must focus on pre-clinical and clinical investigations that will advance treatments for Friedreich's Ataxia (FA). The applicant may request a budget of up to $ 250,000 per year for one or two years.

The specific aims must target one or more of the following:

  • Identification of biomarkers for FA that will elucidate disease variability, severity, and prognosis; facilitate drug screening, and/or optimize selection of patients and clinical endpoints for clinical trials;
  • Development of tools and technologies that can:
    • be directly used for therapy development,
    • overcome existing obstacles to treatment, and
    • be directly applied to, or adapted for, delivery of potential therapeutics;
  • Pre-clinical development and testing of potential therapeutics, biologics, and devices in cells and animals;
  • Clinical studies of patient outcome measures, potential interventions, or devices.

Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance 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.

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