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NINDS Neuroscience Funding Announcements

Senator Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Cooperative Research Centers

Funding Contact(s): Daofen Chen, Ph.D.
Funding Categories: Channels, Synapses and Circuits

Brief Description:

The purpose of this Request for Applications (RFA) is to establish Senator Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Cooperative Research Centers (MDCRCs), in order to increase basic and clinical research on all forms of muscular dystrophy. The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS),the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)invite applications for MDCRCs that promote side-by-side basic, translational, and clinical research; provide resources that can be used by the national muscle biology and neuromuscular research communities; and provide training and advice about muscle diseases for researchers and physicians who provide initial diagnosis and treatment, including rehabilitation, care for cognitive and behavioral concerns, and therapy for other system complications. Taken together, the centers will constitute a cohesive program, the MDCRC Program, operating under guidelines for NIH cooperative agreements.

NIH Guide: RFA-AR-04-008
Release Date: 2004-03-18
Expiration Date: 2004-08-27