A challenge in brain research funding can be knowing where to invest money. One solution: Ask the researchers themselves, which is the logic behind CurePSP's Investigator-Initiated Research Project program.
ALS Therapy Alliance is offering grants up to $1 million over three years to researchers with good ideas for curing ALS through basic, clinical, and translational research, as well as through clinical trials.
The program's overall goal is to find medications that will help patients suffering from a dread disease many people have never heard of. But meanwhile, the program will serve to raise awareness just by existing.
The White House's BRAIN Initiative is huge and well-funded, with the deep-pocketed Simons Foundation recently joining the mix. But what's all the money actually being used for? Some far out stuff, that's what.
Lost amid the Ice Bucket hype is the fact that the ALS Association suddenly has another $75 million to spend. Where's the money going? Well, genetic researchers are among the winners here, that's for sure.