December XX, 2012, Chicago, IL – The American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) is now accepting applications for its 2013 Basic Research Fellowships and Translational Grants. Applications for these programs can be completed online at the ABTA’s new grant portal. Visit www.abta.org/advancing-research and select “ABTA Grant Portal” from the menu. All applications must be submitted through the portal, and must be received no later than January 9, 2013.
American Brain Tumor Association Basic Research Fellowships: American Brain Tumor Association Basic Research Fellowships are $100,000 awards payable over a two-year period. The fellowship provides $45,000 in salary support and $5,000 in researcher discretionary funds per annum. The discretionary funds are intended for research equipment, supplies, or travel to appropriate scientific meetings but must include a trip at the end of the award period to present research results. The fellowship award may be used only for salary support and researcher discretionary funds; indirect expenses cannot be allocated from the award. Studies are to be conducted at laboratories in the United States or Canada. Funding for this award will begin July 1, 2013.
American Brain Tumor Association Translational Grants: An American Brain Tumor Association Translational Grant is a one-year $75,000 award for pre-clinical research that critically evaluates the diagnostic and/or therapeutic potential of recent discoveries for advancement to clinical application. Human studies and basic science studies not at the translational phase are excluded from consideration. The grant funds can be expended for research-related expenses but not indirect costs, and must include a trip at the end of the funding period to present research results. Funding for this award will begin July 1, 2013.
The American Brain Tumor Association research funding program encourages career development in the field of brain tumor research, explores innovative research and seeks collaborative funding opportunities. The ABTA is currently supporting 52 research projects across a wide range of concepts and approaches. To learn more about our funding, visit the ABTA web site at www.abta.org/advancing-research.
ABOUT THE AMERICAN BRAIN TUMOR ASSOCIATION
Founded in 1973, the American Brain Tumor Association was the first and is now the only national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing support services and programs to brain tumor patients and their families and the funding of brain tumor research. For more information, visit www.abta.org.