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