Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Grant

The Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) Foundation is pleased to announce a Call for New Grant Applications for research projects relating to human prion diseases. Grants will be awarded for human prion disease research.

Time schedule

  • Deadline for receipt of Letters of Intent: August 1, 2019
  • Applicants selected to submit a full Grant Application will be notified by October 16, 2019
  • If advised to submit a full Grant Application, deadline is November 15, 2019
  • Awards communicated to recipients: January 15, 2020
  • Awards announced: January 23, 2020
  • 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

  • Only one applicant from a Principal Investigator’s laboratory will be selected to submit a full grant application.
  • By accepting the grant, the applicant agrees to present a six-month report at the CJD Foundation’s Annual Family Conference in Washington, DC, July 10-12, 2020. 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 following grants will be awarded for human prion disease research:
    • One or more grants, including one up to $100,000, for projects focused on developing a treatment (studies one to two years in length). Specific attention will be given to clinical and translational research and to studies identifying treatment targets and/or biomarkers.
    • One or more grants, up to $50,000 each (studies one year in length). Grants should focus on research that impacts any form of human prion disease.
  • No grants will be awarded for projects that have been funded in a preceding year, and precedence will be given to new projects.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Innovation and scientific excellence of the project
  2. Relevance and impact 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/Executive Director, CJD Foundation
Debbie@CJDFoundation.org

Agency Name: 
Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Foundation
Contact Name: 
Penny D'Agnone
Grant Amount: 
Treatment Studies: One or more grants, including one up to $100,000, will be awarded for projects focused on developing a treatment (studies one to two years in length). Specific attention will be given to clinical and translational research and to studies identifying treatment targets and/or biomarkers. Other Studies: One or more grants, up to $50,000 each, will be awarded (studies one year in length). Grants should focus on research that impacts any form of human prion disease.
Grant Location: 
External
External Deadline: 
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Internal Deadline: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019
Grant Type: 
Research
Grant Area: 
Health
Grant Eligibility: 
Faculty