Identify and Evaluate Potential Risk Factors for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
ID: 353975Type: Forecasted


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - ERA (HHS-CDC-HHSCDCERA)

Award Range

$0 - $500K

Eligible Applicants

Small Businesses

Funding Category


Funding Instrument

Cooperative Agreement

Opportunity Category


Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

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    Posted May 3, 2024 12:00 AM
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - ERA is seeking investigator-initiated research to identify and evaluate potential risk factors for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, leading to muscle weakness and loss of motor function. The research should focus on factors related to military service, contact sports, traumatic brain injury, neuroinflammation, and infectious agents. The funding options include supporting existing evidence-based research, novel exploratory research, and underrepresented populations such as racial and ethnic minorities and military veterans. The total program funding is $7,500,000, with an expected number of 8 awards. Small businesses are eligible to apply. The application deadline is November 1, 2024, and the estimated award date is September 30, 2025. For more information, contact Candis M. Hunter, PhD, MSPH, REHS at 770-488-1347 or

Point(s) of Contact
Candis M. Hunter, PhD, MSPH, REHS
(770) 488-1347
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