Call for NA Research Grant Proposals 2011
The Advocacy will send the Call for NA Research Grant Proposals 2011 later this year. This will be our third round of research funding investment and we expect it will offer total seed money of $150,000. The call will be open to academic investigators internationally and applications will be reviewed by our scientific panel. We are particularly seeking projects which offer a strong prospect for moving scientific understanding toward therapies that will slow, stop or prevent brain cell death. If you would like to be notified of the call and are not already on our mailing list, contact Glenn Irvine to be subscribed.
We're also delighted to announce that, thanks to a generous grant from the family of a McLeod syndrome (MLS) patient, we will be funding proposals this year specifically for work on MSL. Groups of scientists in Switzerland and the United States are presenting their proposals for work on MSL; final proposals are expected soon and will be evaluated by our independent scientific panel.
We are not content to suffer NA endlessly and are determined to push ahead with funding research into the NA group of diseases. It is heartening to know that we are not alone, and that research into other diseases of the basal ganglia, including Huntington's and Parkinson's diseases, seeks the same goal of arresting or preventing brain cell death.
We also accept funding proposals on a rolling basis and encourage any researchers in basal ganglia neurodegeneration to contact the Advocacy for NA Patients if they have novel ideas, including investigations into the role of chorein, the protein that is missing in NA patients. Please review the current research in Research Update.