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Funding News - Applications for Academic Research Enhancement Awards Sought

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The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) encourages applications for academic research enhancement awards (AREA). This announcement is made together with 21 other components of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).* The AREA program is intended to support new and continuing health-related research projects proposed by faculty members of eligible schools and components of domestic institutions. The program will enable qualified scientists to receive support for small-scale research projects, and is intended to create a research opportunity for scientists and institutions otherwise unlikely to participate extensively in NIH programs that support the Nation's biomedical and behavioral research effort. Examples of research topics of particular interest include: development, neurotrophic factors, cognition, epilepsy, stroke, cerebrovascular disorders, neuropathic pain, traumatic brain and spinal cord injury, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, Huntington's disease, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy and other neuromuscular disorders, brain tumors, autism, and genetic disorders of the nervous system.

For more information, potential applicants should contact Dr. Randall Stewart, AREA Grant Coordinator, NINDS, Neuroscience Center, 6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 2135, Bethesda, MD 20892; telephone: 301-496-1917; fax: 301-402-1501; e-mail:

For a full list of supporting NIH components and a more detailed description of this program announcement, please visit the NIH web site at: