2015 Emerging Investigator Awards Program
We're excited to announce our 2015 "FightSMA/GSF Emerging Investigator Awards" program! We launched the EIA program in 2013 to fill a void in the SMA research community by directly inspiring and funding a new generation of SMA researchers in the early stages of their careers. In just two years the EIA program has awarded nearly $400,000 in funding to 8 researchers working on 8 unique SMA programs at 8 different institutions around the world. This program has been extremely well received by the SMA research community and has already made a material difference in the future of SMA research and cultivating new labs dedicated entirely to SMA.
What is the structure of the 2015 EIA Program?
In April 2015, a grant selection committee will award threee $27,500 grants to the three most promising SMA research grant proposals. After six months of validation, the three recipients will compete for an additional $62,500 grant covering an additional year of research. The $62,500 award will be announced in December 2015.
Who is eligible?
Emerging investigators ranging from recent PhD graduates engaged in post doctoral fellowships up to assistant professors within the first two years of their appointment are eligible.
Past EIA Program applicants and grantees are eligible provided a new proposal is submitted.
How to APPLY!
Go to SMAGrants.com for more information or to apply NOW! Online applications are being accepted through February 27, 2015.
Best of luck to all of the 2015 applicants!