TSC Alert

Grant LOIs Due April 8

We are now accepting letters of intent for Postdoctoral Fellowships and Research Grants. Learn more about our funding mechanisms and eligibility requirements on our Grants page. Letters of reference are required for Postdoctoral Fellowships, so please begin the LOI process early to ensure your references have time to prepare and submit their letters.

Please submit your LOIs through proposalCENTRAL by Monday, April 8 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time.

Duration and Budget

  • Typical duration is two years. Can be shorter if appropriate for the project.
  • Maximum total costs of $75,000 per year ($150,000 total). Can be less if appropriate for the project.

Postdoctoral Fellowships

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship awards may support any type of basic or translational research relevant to TSC that provides an outstanding opportunity for the trainee’s professional growth.
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship awards are intended to provide funding for an individual who has recently earned a PhD or MD degree and is working with a Sponsor to perform research relevant to TSC.
  • The Sponsor must be tenure-track faculty or an equivalent level at a research institution or company. The award is intended to fund the applicant’s salary and some of the laboratory supplies or tools necessary to conduct the proposed research. The award is not intended to fund technical support for the project or to purchase equipment in the Sponsor’s laboratory. The trainee applicant is considered to be the “Principal Investigator” for the purpose of postdoctoral fellowship awards.

Research Grants

  • Research Grant proposals should address one of the following four high-priority areas:
    • Understanding phenotypic heterogeneity in TSC, i.e., research on genetic, biologic, or environmental factors that might explain why TSC is so different from person to person
    • Gaining a deeper knowledge of TSC signaling pathways and the cellular consequences of TSC deficiency
    • Improving TSC disease models, whether cell-based, tissue-based, or animal models
    • Developing clinical biomarkers or patient-reported outcome measures for TSC, particularly those that assess disease burden or stratify an individual’s risk of progression or developing specific manifestations of TSC
  • Research Grant awards are intended to provide funding for an independent researcher, whether tenure-track faculty, non-tenure-track faculty or staff, or an equivalent level at a research institution or company. The award may support laboratory supplies, personnel costs, services, or equipment necessary to conduct the proposed research.
  • The TS Alliance fully supports collaborative projects between co-investigators, but only one investigator may be considered the “Principal Investigator” for the purpose of applying through the online system.