Research & Submission Opportunities

ABC feels it is important for scientists to know about the various funding and abstract submission opportunities available to them, particularly from alternate funding resources.

The 21st Century Cures Act included a section that will create a new funding opportunity for research that could create innovative and immediate advances in treatment for a disease or condition.  Read about this EUREKA prize program


Abstract Submission Opportunities

Stay tuned for future opportunities...

Research Funding Opportunities

The National Institute of Aging sponsors a variety of Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) targeting resilience research in both animal models and humans, as well as other resilience-related initiatives such as STARRS, or Successful Trajectories of Aging: Reserve and Resilience in Rats ; the Health and Retirement Study (HRS); Midlife in the U.S. (MIDUS) ; the trans-NIH OppNet FOA on integrative approaches to resilience research ; the Resilience-AD program, which grew from an FOA on interdisciplinary research to understand the complex biology of resilience to Alzheimer’s disease risk ; the 2019 Reserve and Resilience Workshop (as well as a follow-up 2020 workshop on research definitions for reserve and resilience in cognitive aging and dementia, scheduled for September 14th-15th, 2020); and a recent Research Centers Collaborative Network webinar on resilience and reserve

The National Ataxia Foundation is excited to announce that the 2021 Grant Funding Cycle is now open. NAF’s Research Grant Program funds basic science research studies and research proposals that are most likely to result in research breakthroughs that can be applied to diagnosis, better patient care, or treatment of people with ataxia.

NAF funds nearly $1 million annually in research funding for the following one-year grants:

  • Seed Money Research Grant: up to $50,000
  • Pioneer SCA3/MJD Translational Research Award: up to $100,000
  • Post-doctoral Fellowship Award: up to $30,00
  • Young Investigator Award: up to $50,000

Full details regarding Letter of Intent (Deadline: September 21), application due dates (Deadline: October 19), and PI qualifications can be found here.

From the Office of Science Policy and Communications, National Institute on Drug Abuse/National Institutes of Health. Locate the latest information about research initiatives, funding opportunities, and other resources to support substance use research.

New resources and updates for NIH grant applicants and recipients have been posted to the NIH COVID-19 Grants and Funding website .  These include new and revised FAQs on training, fellowship, and career development; salary/stipend costs; financial and performance reporting; and more.  The website has also been updated with new funding opportunities specific to COVID-19. 


Website Resources

We have created a list of resources from the National Institutes of Health, patient advocacy groups, and professional organizations, whose websites provide additional information.


National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

NINDS Blueprint Program

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

National Eye Institute (NEI)

National Institute on Aging (NIA)

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)

Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)

American Epilepsy Society

American Headache Society

Autism Speaks

Benign Essential Blepharospasm Research Foundation

International Bipolar Foundation

International Essential Tremor Foundation

National Ataxia Foundation

National Headache Foundation

Parkinson’s Disease Foundation

Society for Neuroscience

Tourette Syndrome Association


Yeast cells are observed by fluorescence microscopy as part of a preventative health project on Alzheimer's disease. CSIRO via Wikimedia Commons


An astrocyte, labeled with GFAP (red), focal adhesion kinase (FAK;green), and nuclear stain to-pro (blue). By Neurorocker via Wikimedia Commons




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