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

ANA 2019 – The American Neurological Association’s meeting will be held October 13-15th in St. Louis, MO.  (Submissions deadline: April 9, 2019)

SfN’s Neuroscience 2019 will be held October 19-23, 2019 in Chicago, IL.  (Submissions deadline: April 11, 2019)


Research Funding Opportunities

Huntington’s Disease Society of America has the following research funding & Fellowship opportunitie: 2019 HD Human Biology Project. (Application Deadline: May 24, 2019)

The Epilepsy Innovation Institute (Ei2) of the Epilepsy Foundation  is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals for the My Brain Map initiative to fund pilot studies (up to $200,000) that would propose novel exploratory ways to model seizure propagation in a personalized brain network model. Letters of Intent due: June 21, 2019. Full Grant Proposal due November 28, 2019.  Award up to $200,000 for one year. Details on How to apply. For questions, contact

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) is currently accepting submissions for the Improving Care for People with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Using Technology (iCare-AD/ADRD) Challenge. This Eureka prize competition seeks to spur the development of technology applications to improve dementia care coordination and/or care navigation, as part of the implementation of the 21st Century Cures Act. Up to $400,000 in cash prizes may be awarded to teams or individuals that participate in the challenge. (Submissions Deadline: June 30, 2019)

Call for Research Proposals from Benign Essential Blepharospam Research Foundation. Funds of up to $100,000 for one year are available for support of research directly related to the cause of, treatment for, and complications derived from treatments for benign essential blepharospasm or Meige's Syndrome, both forms of cranial dystonia. (Submissions Deadline: August 31, 2019)


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

Website Resources:

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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