DoD Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Therapeutic Idea Award
The FY21 ALSRP Therapeutic Idea Award supports hypothesis-driven therapeutic development and is designed to promote new ideas aimed at drug or treatment discovery that are still in the early stages of development. Development and/or modification of preclinical model systems or the application of high-throughput screens to define or assess lead compounds for ALS treatment may also be proposed. All research projects should include a well-formulated, testable hypothesis based on strong scientific rationale that holds translational potential to improve ALS treatment and/or advance a novel treatment modality. Preliminary data are not required. While the inclusion of preliminary data is not prohibited, the strength of the application should not rely on preliminary data, but on the innovative approach. Projects that focus primarily on investigating the pathophysiology of ALS, without consideration of therapeutic development, are not within the scope of this Funding Opportunity. Innovation ...