Notice of Funding Opportunity: RFA-TS-20-001 Identify and Evaluate Potential Risk Factors for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.

19 December 2019

 

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) is pleased to announce publication of research grant Notice of Funding Opportunity RFA-TS-20-001 Identify and Evaluate Potential Risk Factors for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. RFA-TS-20-001 may be viewed, and applications submitted, at: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=322433. Applications are due to CDC/ATSDR by March 4, 2020 at 5:00PM EST.

 

ATSDR is soliciting investigator initiated research that will further the understanding of potential risk factors for ALS, while supporting the ATSDR National ALS Registry’s mission. The National ALS Registry’s goals are to estimate the number of new ALS cases each year, estimate the number of people who have ALS at a specific point in time, better understand who gets ALS, and identify what contributing factors, including environmental, may affect ALS. ATSDR is seeking investigator-initiated research that will identify and evaluate risk factors contributing to ALS, with preferred focus in this Notice of Funding Opportunity on factors related to military service, contact sports, traumatic brain injury, neuroinflammation and infectious agents.

 

ATSDR is especially interested in innovative research applications that propose to conduct an epidemiological investigation using the ATSDR National ALS Registry and/or using a third party ALS registry on risk factors related to military service, contact sports, traumatic brain injury, neuroinflammation and infectious agents. Examples of ALS registry research previously funded by ATSDR can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/als/ALSExternalResearchfundedbyRegistry.html.

 

Eligibility

Eligibility for RFA-TS-20-001 is open to both United States and Foreign Organization applicant institutions, as specified in RFA-TS-20-001. Applicants are encouraged to carefully review all RFA-TS-20-001 Eligibility requirements and contact Dr. Marcienne Wright (lxv8@cdc.gov) with questions regarding eligibility.   

 

Pre-Application Informational Conference Call

A pre-application teleconference call will be conducted on January 8, 2020 to address questions from prospective applicants regarding NOFO RFA-TS-20-001, Identify and Evaluate Potential Risk Factors for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). The call will begin at 3:00PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) and end at 4:00PM Eastern Standard Time (EST), or sooner if all questions are addressed.

 

  • Call Date: January 8, 2020
  • Call Start Time: 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST)
  • Call End Time: 4:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST)
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