Tourette Syndrome Call for Research Proposals

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Tourette Syndrome Call for Research Proposals

TSA Research Grant Awards (2010-2011 cycle)
Program Interest
Any research study that has the potential to contribute to the understanding of Tourette Syndrome, including genetics, pathogenesis, pathophysiology, clinical studies and animal model development.

Click here for current flyer (Adobe® PDF format)
Applicants for research grants involving clinical treatment studies are urged to read the two documents attached:
     Considerations for Writing Clinical Treatment Studies Proposals
     Guidelines for Clinical Studies in Tourette Syndrome

Candidates must have a M.D., Ph.D. or equivalent.  Previous experience in the field of movement disorders is desirable, but not essential.  Applicants may reside outside the United States.

Funding Levels
Post-Doctoral Fellowships: up to $40,000 for 1 year
Research Grant Awards: up to $75,000 for 1 year. 

Typically TSA Awards are for one year only. In special cases, second year funding will be considered. Applications for second year funding must be related clearly in terms of the goals stated in the original grant application. Evidence of progress with the first year award must be presented.

Applicants seeking a second year of funding must submit a Letter of Intent.
Letter of Intent
Due Date:  October 1, 2009
1) Cover page. Click here for a downloadable Microsoft Word™ document; click here for a downloadable Adobe® PDF document.
2) Brief (3-4 pages) outline of proposed study including the scientific basis and relevance of the project.  An estimate of the level of funding is required.  A detailed budget is not required.
Submission Instructions: submit as an email attachment to:

Letters of Intent are reviewed by a TSA Scientific Advisory Board screening committee. Applicants will be notified
electronically as to whether or not to proceed with a full grant proposal.

Full Grant Proposal
Due Date:  November 23, 2009

If you are invited to apply for a research grant, detailed instructions will be provided.

Awards Announced
March 2010

TSA Research Program
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