Research Grants
Since 2006, the CJD Foundation has awarded 35 grants for prion disease research.  In the history of the program, we have awarded more than a million dollars in research grants.  The CJD Foundation Research Grant Program offers families affected by prion disease a way to make a measurable impact on the field, in memory of their loved ones.

2020/2021 CJD Foundation Call for Grant Applications

CJDF Call for Grant Applications #1: Treatment Related Studies

CJDF Call for Grant Applications #2: Non-Treatment Related Studies

The 2020/2021 CJD Foundation Call for Grant Applications will be announced in January 2020. Deadlines for submissions are as follows:

  • Deadline for receipt of Letters of Intent: August 3, 2020
  • Applicants selected to submit a full Grant Application will be notified by October 15, 2020
  • If advised to submit a full Grant Application, deadline is November 16, 2020
  • Awards communicated to recipients: January 15, 2021

Past Recipients of CJD Foundation Research Grants

The recipients of the 2017/18 CJD Foundation Research Grants are:

Dr. Hermann Clemens Altmeppen
“Investigating the Potential of the Neuroprotective N1 Fragment of the Prion Protein as a New Treatment Against Prion Diseases”
Institute of Neuropathology
University Medical Center – Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany

Leonardo Cortez, Ph.D.
“Isolation and Strain-Specific Characterization of Pathogenic CJD Prion Particles”
Centre for Prions and Protein Folding Diseases,
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

David A. Harris, M.D., Ph.D.
“Highly Synergistic Combination Therapy for Prion Diseases”
Department of Biochemistry, Boston University School of Medicine

Allison Kraus, Ph.D.
“Investigation of Prion Inactivation by Reactive Oxygen Species in Vivo”
Rocky Mountain Laboratories, Montana

Sylvain Lehmann, Ph.D.
“Innovative Human 3D Neural Network Model for the Efficient Propagation of Human Prions”
Institute for Regenerative Medicine and Biotherapy, University of Montpellier, France

Rodrigo Morales, Ph.D.
“Systematic Evaluation of the Zoonotic Potential of Different CWD Isolates”
Mitchell Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Brain Disorders
Department of Neurology, University of Texas-Houston Medical School

To learn more about all past recipients of the CJD Foundation Research Grants, visit Research Grant Recipients.