Research Grants
Since 2006, the CJD Foundation has awarded 29 grants for prion disease research.  In the history of the program, we have awarded hundreds of thousands of 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.

2017/18 CJD Foundation Call for Grant Applications

CJDF Call for Grant Applications

The 2017/18 CJD Foundation Call for Grant Applications was announced in Spring 2017 at the Prion 2017 conference in Edinburgh, Scotland. Deadlines for submissions are as follows:

  • 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

Past Recipients of CJD Foundation Research Grants

The recipients of the 2016/17 CJD Foundation Research Grants are:

Stéphane Haik, MD, PhD
“Worms: a novel genetic model for therapeutic research in prion disease”
Alzheimer’s and Prion Diseases Lab at the Brain & Spine Institute (ICM) of the Salpêtrière Hospital, Sorbonne Université, Paris, France

Charles E. Mays, PhD
“Design and Development of Anti-Prions as a Novel Therapeutic Strategy for Prion Disease”             
University of Texas-Houston

Gianluigi Zanusso, MD, PhD
“RT-QuIC assay on olfactory brushings in asymptomatic carriers of E200K PRNP mutation: an explorative study for establishing when a preventative therapy should be started”
University of Verona, Verona, Italy

Wenquan Zou, MD, PhD
“Assessing Prions in Sporadic CJD Patients”
National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio

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