Notice of Intent to Publish a Series of Request for Applications for the NINDS Epilepsy Centers without Walls Program (U54)
Funding Contact(s): Brandy Fureman, Ph.D.
Funding Categories: Channels, Synapses and Circuits
The NINDS is announcing plans for the Epilepsy Centers without Walls Program to Promote Collaborative Research in the Epilepsies. This program will support multicenter, multidisciplinary consortia to solve specific research challenges that will lead to advances in prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of the epilepsies and related comorbidities. The program will bring together the best investigators, regardless of geographic location, and is a novel and innovative approach to harnessing the best research to address difficult needs in a particular field. In fall 2010, NINDS expects to issue the first of a series of Request for Applications (RFA) targeting specified challenges that will support up to five Centers without Walls, beginning in FY2011 and adding one new center each year.