Founded in 1972, the Tourette Association of America (formerly the Tourette Syndrome Association) has emerged as the premier national nonprofit organization working to make life better for all people affected by Tourette and tic disorders. The association advances its work by raising public awareness and fostering social acceptance; working to advance scientific understanding, treatment options, and care; educating professionals to better serve the needs of children, adults and families challenged by Tourette and tic disorders; advocating for public policies and services that promote positive school, work, and social environments; providing help, hope, and a supportive community across the nation; and empowering its community to deal with the complexities of this spectrum of disorders.
To that end, the foundation is accepting applications for its Young Investigator Award program, which is designed to encourage early-career researchers to invest their efforts and expertise in increasing our biological understanding of Tourette syndrome, pursuing clinical research aimed at improving patient care, and developing and testing new therapies.
The Young Investigator Award provides up to $80,000 per year for a total of two years (maximum of $160,000).
The program is open to postdoctoral fellows and independent clinical/research faculty members within five years of their first independent faculty appointment at the time of pre-proposal application submission. To be eligible, investigators are required to have an advanced degree such as a PhD, MD, or equivalent.
Pre-proposals must be received no later than November 1. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by February 12, 2019.
For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Tourette Association of America website.