We are committed to supporting prion disease research.

To date, the CJD Foundation has awarded more than 77 grants for prion disease research.

We have awarded more than $4,000,000 in research grants. And counting.

2022/2023 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 2022-23 Post-Doctoral Fellowship Applications

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

In January 2023, the CJD Foundation may award a Postdoctoral fellowship award for a researcher who is in the early years of their post-doc career and is working under the direct supervision of a senior investigator. This award will fund a training fellowship in an established laboratory 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, 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.