Biomarkers Neurodegenerative diseases

Several organisations targeting Parkinson's, Alzheimer's diseases and research on the brain have recently published a call on biomarkers across neurodegenerative diseases. First deadline: September 10th, 2018.

The Michael J. Fox Foundation, the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s Research UK, and the Weston Brain Institute have announced a global request for applications on the topic.

Biomarkers across Neurodegenerative diseases (BAND)

The main objective is to stimulate analyses across Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other neurodegenerative diseases to increase understanding of pathogenic similarities and differences

Ultimately, the goal of this program is to translate the research into strategies to increase understanding of the similarities or differences across and between neurodegenerative diseases to help stratify populations and develop possible diagnostic tools or treatments.


Research laboratories and teams around the world. Post-doctoral fellows are eligible to apply as a principal investigator (PI) but must collaborate with an administrative PI who serves as the director of the laboratory in which the research will be conducted


Applicants may request up to two years and $150,000 in total costs, inclusive of both direct and indirect costs. Exceptions for particularly unique projects or projects that span the globe will be considered, but requests that exceed $150,000 must be well justified in the application.


Two-stage process

Deadline Pre-Proposal: September 10th 2018
Deadline Full proposal: December 1st, 2018

A conference call will be held August 20th for interested applicants who register for this to

Link to Call

Michael J. Fox - Biomarkers across neurodegenerative diseases

Alzheimer Association - Biomarkers Across Neurodegenerative Diseases (BAND) (extensive call)

Published Aug. 3, 2018 12:43 PM - Last modified Aug. 9, 2018 9:12 AM