CDC Forecast: Identify, Evaluate Potential Risk Factors for ALS Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Sponsor Deadline: 

Feb 26, 2021

Internal Deadline: 

Jan 26, 2021


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

UI Contact: 

CDC forecasted:  Identify and Evaluate Potential Risk Factors for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
Anticipated deadline  February 26, 2021 

CDC solicitations are generally limited to one application per institution.  Please refer to this link on the UIowa Limited Submissions process

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) is soliciting investigator initiated research that will further the understanding of potential risk factors for ALS, while supporting the National ALS Registry's mission. The National ALS Registry's goals are to estimate the number of new ALS cases each year, estimate the number of people who have ALS at a specific point in time, better understand who gets ALS, and identify what contributing factors, including environmental, may affect ALS. ATSDR is seeking investigator-initiated research that will identify and evaluate risk factors contributing to ALS, with preferred focus in this Notice of Funding Opportunity on factors related to military service, contact sports, traumatic brain injury, neuroinflammation and infectious agents.