The Pilot Grants from the The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) provide research funding for new independent researchers worldwide working on frontotemporal degeneration. Applicants must have a faculty appointment at a research institution, or an equivalent position at a for-profit biotechnology start-up. AFTD funds two types of Pilot Grants:
- Pathways for Hope Pilot Grants – These grants support both basic research on the neurobiological mechanisms underlying FTD and translational research to improve clinical practice or advance biomarker and drug development. This Pilot Grant category is limited to early-stage investigators.
- Well-Being in FTD Pilot Grants – These grants support research to improve the well-being of persons diagnosed, families, and caregivers and to improve access to equitable, high-quality diagnosis, care, support, and research participation options. This Pilot Grant category is open to early-career as well as more senior researchers.
Funds of up to 110,000 USD are available for 1 year (including 10,000 USD for indirect costs).
Applications close on December 8, 2023.
December 8, 2023