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We are committed to supporting prion disease research.

To date, the CJD Foundation has awarded more than 85 grants for prion disease research.

We have awarded nearly than $5,000,000 in research grants. And counting.

Request for 2024-2025 CJD Foundation Call for Grant Applications

Two types of grants will be awarded for human prion disease research:

Projects may be focused on pathophysiology, molecular mechanisms, cell and animal disease models, diagnostics, clinical and translational research, studies identifying treatment targets or biomarkers, genetics, bioinformatics, or other areas related to human prion diseases.

Deadlines for submissions are as follows:

Request for 2024-2025 Fellowship Applications for Post-Doctoral Researchers or Healthcare Professionals

The Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) Foundation is pleased to announce a Call for Fellowship Applications for clinical and research training relating to human prion diseases.

In January 2025 the CJD Foundation may award a fellowship award for a researcher who is in the early years of their career and is working under the direct supervision of a senior investigator, healthcare, or public health professional. This award will fund a training fellowship in an established laboratory/clinical/research setting that will provide a foundation for the applicant’s independent research career.

The topic of the fellow’s training should relate to human prion disease and they should engage in prion disease related research projects during their training. Their work might focus on areas such as cellular and molecular mechanisms of prion disease, novel disease models, biomarkers, bioinformatic or other computational biology approaches, or emerging technologies to improve diagnosis, monitoring disease progression, treating symptoms or underlying disease, supporting caregivers, or providing palliative care specific to prion disease among other possibilities.

Duration: 1 year
Available fellowships: up to one award

Deadlines for submissions are as follows:

A progress report, including details regarding prion disease related training and research projects, is due at six months and one year from date of the award. A short video report might be requested to be shown at the CJD Foundation Family Conference.