National Ataxia Foundation Grants

Expire le 21 septembre 2021

The National Ataxia Foundation is committed to funding the best science relevant to hereditary and sporadic types of Ataxia in both basic and translational research. NAF invites research applications from domestic and International non-profit and for-profit institutions. Non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply for a research grant from NAF.
Funds provided by NAF may not be used for indirect/F&A costs.

You may contact Beth Bowerman, NAF Research Services Coordinator, at  with questions.

Seed Money Research Grant

For new and innovative studies that are relevant to the cause, pathogenesis or treatment of the hereditary or sporadic ataxias. Offered primarily as “seed monies” to assist investigators in the early or pilot phase of their studies and as additional support for ongoing investigations on demonstration of need.

Letter of Intent Deadline:  21 September 2021

Research Seed Money Instructions (pdf)

Pioneer SCA3/MJD Translational Research Awards

The Pioneer SCA3/MJD Translational Research Award is for a research project that will facilitate the development of treatments for Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 3/Machado Joseph Disease.

Letter of Intent Deadline: 5 October 2021

Pioneer SCA Translational Research Award Instructions (pdf)

Post-doctoral Fellowship Award

Post-doctoral fellowship awards are to serve as a bridge from post-doctoral positions to junior faculty positions. Applicants should have shown a commitment to research in the field of Ataxia.

Letter of Intent Deadline: 5 October 2021

Post-Doc Fellowship Award Instructions (pdf)

Young Investigator Award

The Young Investigator Award was created to encourage young clinical and scientific investigators to pursue a career in the field of Ataxia research. It is our hope that Ataxia research will be invigorated by the work of young, talented individuals supported by this award.

Letter of Intent Deadline: 28 September 2021

Young Investigator Award Instructions (pdf)

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