Faculty research grants

Bob Allison Ataxia Research Center

Announcement of request for research proposals from University of Minnesota Faculty

The Bob Allison Ataxia Research Center (BAARC), an affiliate of the University of Minnesota Foundation, is a proud supporter of the university’s research and has committed over $2.6 million since its inception to help advance our understanding of diseases like ALS, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and ataxia. Typically, grant proposals are accepted each spring with an anticipated start date of July 1. These research grants are for new and existing innovative studies that focus on the cause of and novel therapies for inherited or spontaneous ataxia, ataxia-related diseases, and related disorders. Submission of applications is restricted to University of Minnesota faculty.

The aim is for grantees to use this support to secure future multi-year funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) or other significant funding sources. Selected projects are supported for a one-year period with a second year of funding granted if a research progress report is favorably viewed by a scientific review committee. A final progress report is required.

The format for applications will be electronic. NOTE: We are between grant cycles, and no proposals are currently being accepted. For more information, or to be added to an email list for notifications and updates, please contact Ben Krouse-Gagne at