NIH Announces New Funding Opportunity for Epilepsy Research
August 19, 2011
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) has released a new funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for research in the epilepsies. The purpose of this FOA is to support exploratory collaborative research to evaluate the translational potential of a disease modification or prevention therapy in an epilepsy syndrome. In this FOA, the NINDS seeks to develop a proof-of-concept experimental framework to organize research efforts on syndromes in which significant progress can be made most quickly.
The goal is to encourage formation of multidisciplinary preclinical/clinical collaborations and collection of preliminary data for the clinical population, intervention(s), model(s), and/or protocol(s) that may be tested in subsequent full-scale applications. Applicants may also request support for development of administrative structures for future basic, translational and clinical efforts.
The application deadline is November 17, 2011.
For more information on funding for epilepsy research, click here.