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Request for 2017-18 Grant Applications
The Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) Foundation is pleased to announce a Call for New Grant Applications for research projects relating to human prion diseases. Research grants up to $50,000 will be awarded for prion disease research.

Guidelines
In line with the mission of the CJD Foundation, only new research projects will be considered for funding from researchers worldwide. Preference will be given to researchers who have not previously been awarded grants by the CJD Foundation. Only one applicant from an institution will be selected to submit a full grant application. An institution is defined as the college, university, or organization to which the grant is awarded, and with which the grantee is formally affiliated.

Time schedule

  • Deadline for receipt of Letters of Intent: August 1, 2017
  • Applicants selected to submit a full Grant Application will be notified by October 16, 2017
  • If advised to submit a full Grant Application, deadline is November 15, 2017
  • Awards communicated to recipients: January 15, 2018
  • Awards announced: January 23, 2018
  • Research projects are expected to be completed one year from date of the award
  • A progress report is due at six months and at one year from date of the award


Grant Terms and Amounts

  • By accepting the grant, the applicant agrees to present a six-month report at the CJD Foundation’s Annual Family Conference in Washington, DC, in July 2018. The Foundation will cover the cost of the speaker’s registration, lodging, and meals. The speaker will cover the cost of transportation to and from the conference, from the funds awarded.
  • The grants will be awarded for prion disease research, up to $50,000 each.


Eligibility Criteria

1. Innovation and scientific excellence of the project
2. Relevance to human prion diseases
3. Expertise of the investigator(s) in the field of the proposed research

Application Process
A one-page Letter of Intent briefly describing items A-D of the proposed project is required. The Grant Application should not be included with the Letter of Intent. The letter should be sent by email to:

Debbie Yobs, President
CJD Foundation
Debbie@CJDFoundation.org

Letters of Intent will be evaluated by the Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Committee by October 16, 2017. If a project is selected for further evaluation, a full Grant Application will then be requested by the Advisory Committee.

The Letter of Intent and Grant Application should be single-spaced, in Arial 11 or equivalent font, with margins not less than .5. Documents must meet the page count restrictions indicated.

Letter of Intent (no more than ONE page)
A. Project Title
B. Principal Investigator (PI) name, direct collaborators and full affiliation (10 lines max)
C. Objectives (10 lines max.)
D. Relevance to human prion diseases (1/2 page max.)

Grant Application (no more than FOUR pages)
E. Project Title
F. Principal Investigator (PI) name, direct collaborators and full affiliation (10 lines max)
G. Specific Aims
H. Methods and experimental design (1 page max)
I. Feasibility and preliminary data (if available) (1/2 page max)
J. Relevance to human prion diseases (1/2 page max)
K. Expertise of the PI in the field of the proposed research (5 lines max)
L. References (relevant references only; less than one page)
M. Estimate of study duration
N. Budget (up to $50,000 for human prion disease research)
O. List of funding from other sources must include a statement that excludes overlap with the present proposal

Note: The budget may not contain administrative overhead or indirect cost, and should be prepared in U.S. dollars. Postdoctoral fellowship applications should include a budget even if they are only requesting salary.