The Lalji Family ALS Award

27 August 2021

The Lalji Family ALS Award is a global prize celebrating excellence in research for an individual or team of investigators who are making transformative breakthroughs in the science of repair of neurological function in ALS. The goal is to identify and recognize therapies and modalities to regain lost function in ALS patients.


Prize Criteria

The Lalji Family ALS Award is accepting nominations for individual or team of investigators who have made significant progress in the ALS field impacting the repair of neuronal degeneration in ALS. Examples include but are not limited to:
  • Identification of key modulators of axonal health and degeneration
  • Discoveries to explore changes in axonal transport
  • Novel methods to increase and improve endogenous neurogenesis
  • Cell therapies to target and improve neuronal and/or glial regeneration
  • Restoring nerve muscle communication
  • Immune system inhibition to decrease inflammation and improve neuronal regeneration
  • Discovery of intra-cellular mechanisms to enhance repair and regeneration


Timeline for Submission
  • Release Date: July 19, 2021
  • Nomination Due Date: September 10, 2021
  • Notification to successful candidate: Fall 2021
  • Presentation of award: Virtual 32nd International Symposium on ALS/MND December 2021


Download Nomination Form here.  Submit completed nomination form and supporting documents as a single PDF to

Award: $40,000 USD 

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