ALS Advocacy

ALS Advocacy
Lou Gehrig's Disease - Motor Neuron Disease - Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Thought it had been cured by now? Still no known cause. Still no cure. Still quickly fatal. Still outrageous.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

DOD Funds In Search Of ALS Researchers

Following is information from ALSA:

http://www.facebook.com/notes/the-als-association/dod-to-request-als-research-proposals-in-march-75-million-available/351480154480

In March, the Department of Defense is expected to announce that it will be accepting applications for research proposals to be funded through the DOD's ALS research Program (ALSRP). A total of $7.5 million is available this year, a 50% increase over 2009. This funding is the direct result of the efforts of The Association and advocates across the country who last year successfully urged Congress to increase funding for the ALSRP.

The 2010 funding will be available for translational research projects that are specifically focused on developing new treatments for ALS. However, the program also will be accepting applications for certain basic research projects that demonstrate significant promise for developing a treatment for ALS. Additional details, including guidance for investigators interested in submitting applications, are available on the DOD's website.

We encourage you to share this information with researchers in your community so that they can take advantage of this important funding opportunity.

More Must be Done!
Please keep an eye out for additional Advocacy Alerts in the coming weeks to learn how you can help increase funding for the ALSRP. The ALS Association currently is working with Congress to double funding for the ALSRP to $15 million in 2011. As Congress begins the annual appropriations process, we will let you know when your outreach can make the most difference in the fight against ALS.

1 comment:

  1. I always feel dense when reading these documents.

    OK... on the DOD press release...

    Therapeutic Idea Awards: 2 awards @ max $400K = $800K

    Therapeutic Dev Awards: 3 awards @ max $1.5mil = $4.5 mil

    $800,000 + $4,500,000 = $5,300,000

    Where's the rest of the $7,500,000?

    Thanks if anybody can shed any light.

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