Funding, News and Announcements

» Go to news main

United States Department of Defense

Posted by Jaq-Lin Larder on February 22, 2021 in Research Funding

The United States Department of Defense is offering four competitions through their ALS research program.  

Therapeutic Development Award:

  • Supports secondary preclinical validation and IND-enabling studies of therapeutics for ALS.
  • Valued at up to $1,000,000 USD over three years.

Therapeutic Idea Award:

  • Supports hypothesis-driven preclinical therapeutic development.
  • Early Career researchers are encouraged to apply.
  • Valued at up to $600,000 USD over two years.

Clinical Development Award:

  • Supports correlative clinical research and leveraging of human-based ALS resources.
  • Valued at $500,000 USD over two years.

Therapeutic/Biomarker Pilot Trial Award:

  • Supports exploratory clinical trials to demonstrate feasibility or inform the design of more advanced trials for the treatment or management of ALS.
  • Valued at up to $2,000,000 over four years.

Full details available here


Internal: Five business days prior to funder deadline. Contact Erin Murphy

Funder: Pre-applications are due April 9, 2021. Contact