Epilepsy Research Applications from Junior Investigators Sought The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) invites exploratory/developmental grant applications for translational research on epilepsy.* The purpose of this program announcement is to focus attention of junior investigators on translational research in epilepsy, to promote the interaction of basic researchers and clinical scientists, and to provide preliminary information leading to the prevention and cure of epilepsy. The ultimate goals are to effect meaningful advances in understanding the factors that contribute to epileptogenesis, and develop interventions and effective treatments that improve the quality of life of people with the disorder. Examples of potential research include: adaptation of models of neuronal development, injury or degeneration to the study of epilepsy and epileptogenesis; novel strategies and hypotheses that enhance understanding of the mechanisms of pathogenesis; proposals to identify genes involved in the epilepsies; studies directed at the development of therapeutic regimens; and development of new technologies relevant to the areas of emphasis in this initiative. For more information, potential applicants should contact Margaret Jacobs, Program Director, Channels, Synapses, and Circuits Cluster, NINDS, Neuroscience Center, 6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 2110, Bethesda, MD 20892; telephone: (301) 402-1917; fax: (301) 480-2424; e-mail: email@example.com.
*For a more detailed description of this program announcement, please visit the NIH web site at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-01-111.html.