Join us at AES in Washington, DC

Are you attending the American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting in Washington, DC in December? If so, please be sure to save the following dates for our events throughout the week: TS Alliance Reception – Friday, December 1 (time and location to be announced) TSC Special Interest Group Meeting – Saturday, December 2 at 7 am Innovation Pavilion on Infantile Spasms – Monday, December 4 from 10 am-2 pm in the Exhibit Hall Additionally, we will be presenting on our Preclinical Consortium at the Investigators Workshop poster session on Sunday, December 3 from noon-1:30 pm in Room 207 and during Poster... Read More

American Psychological Foundation Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Child Psychology Graduate Student Fellowship

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The American Psychological Foundation (APF) issued a request for applications for their Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Child Psychology Graduate Student Fellowship. The call is open to doctoral students who have advanced to candidacy and are conducting research in child psychology (including child-clinical, pediatric, school, educational, and developmental psychopathology). More information about the program is available on the APF website. Applications are due by Wednesday, November 15. Read More

Grant Opportunities in Dermatology

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The American Skin Association and the Dermatology Foundation have issued calls for several grant opportunities relevant to researchers working on the skin manifestations of TSC. American Skin Association Research Scholar Award – $60,000 in bridge support for early-career investigators. American Skin Association Research Grants – $15,000 for research on five priority areas, including childhood skin diseases and quality of life studies. Dermatology Foundation Research Awards – many opportunities for dermatology researchers at various career stages. Please see the foundations’ websites for more information on these calls for applications. Read More

TSC Biosample Repository Update – August 2017

Our TSC Biosample Repository now has 329 biosamples, including 203 blood, buccal, or tissue samples from participants enrolled in the Natural History Database project. The Biosample Repository also includes blood samples from children and many of their parents collected by the TSC Clinical Research Consortium through the Developmental Synaptopathies Consortium and the PREVeNT trial. High-quality biospecimens and their associated clinical data will enable researchers to discover biomarkers, establish human cell lines or tissue arrays for drug testing, and search for clues to understand why TSC is so different from person to person. Read More

American Brain Tumor Association Basic Research Fellowships

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The American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) issued a request for applications for their Basic Research Fellowship Program. The call is open to postdoctoral fellows anywhere in the world pursuing careers in brain tumor research. More information about the program is available on the ABTA website. Letters of intent are due Wednesday, September 27 at noon Central. Read More

Updates from NINDS

TS Alliance Chief Scientific Officer Steve Roberds, PhD, serves on the Advisory Council of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. During the open session of the Advisory Council meeting on September 7, 2017, NINDS staff discussed several upcoming funding opportunities: As part of an NIH-wide initiative to enhance diversity in the research workforce, NINDS soon plans to reissue a RFA for NIH Blueprint D-SPAN (F99/K00) award with a due date in December (see the previous RFA for reference). The purpose of the D-SPAN program is to support a defined pathway across career stages for outstanding graduate students who... Read More

Call for Applications: Autism Science Foundation Pre- and Postdoctoral Training Awards and Medical Student Gap Year Research Training Awards

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The Autism Science Foundation (ASF) issued a call for applications for their Pre- and Postdoctoral Training Awards and Medical Student Gap Year Research Training Awards. The call is open to emerging researchers anywhere in the world interested in pursuing careers in basic or clinical research on autism spectrum disorder. According to the call, “ASF is also very interested in studies that utilize a genetically defined subtype of autism,” which makes this a good opportunity for early-career TSC researchers. More information about the program is available on the ASF website. There will be an informational conference call at 12 pm Eastern... Read More

Call for Proposals: SFARI Bridge to Independence Award

The Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) issued a call for proposals for their Bridge to Independence Award. The call is open to US-based postdoctoral fellows who intend to seek tenure-track faculty positions in the 2017-18 academic year and wish to continue doing work relevant to autism. More information about the program is available on this website. First-stage proposals are due August 7. Read More

Call for Proposals: Harrington Rare Disease Scholar Award Program

The Harrington Discovery Institute issued a call for proposals for the 2018 Harrington Rare Disease Scholar Award (sponsored by Takeda Pharmaceuticals). The call is open to US-based PhD or MD researchers whose work shows promise for translation into new rare disease treatments. More information about the program is available on this website. Letters of intent are due July 19. Read More

TSC Biosample Repository Update – June 2017

Our TSC Biosample Repository now has 258 biosamples, including 143 blood or buccal samples from participants enrolled in the Natural History Database project. The Biosample Repository also includes blood samples from children and many of their parents collected by the TSC Clinical Research Consortium through the Developmental Synaptopathies Consortium and the PREVeNT trial. High-quality biospecimens and their associated clinical data will enable researchers to discover biomarkers, establish human cell lines or tissue arrays for drug testing, and search for clues to understand why TSC is so different from person to person. Read More