KLS Medical Foundation Awarding Research Grants

Deadline: January 16th, 2009

The KLS Foundation is awarding grants to fund innovative ideas on basic scientific and medical research directed at finding the cause and better treatments for KLS.

Kleine-Levin Syndrome (KLS) primarily strikes adolescents.  It is characterized by clearly demarcated periods of excessive amounts of sleep and altered behavior for weeks at a time. The cause of KLS is unknown but both genetic and infectious processes have been implicated.

For a review and recent findings, see Arnulf, et al (“Kleine-Levin syndrome: a systematic review of 186 cases in the literature,” Brain 128:2763-76, 2005) and Arnulf, et al (“Kleine Levin syndrome: a systematic study of 108 patients,” Ann Neurol 63:482-93, 2008).

Grants will be awarded annually at a maximum of $40,000 per year for up to two years, subject to a project report at year 1.  Grants are primarily designed to provide seed funding to PhD and MD researchers for pilot projects or to supplement existing funding.  Applications are welcomed worldwide and from collaborative efforts.  Funds cannot be used for indirect costs.

A 2-4 page Letter of Intent should be submitted by January 16th, 2009.  All proposals will be treated confidentiality by the Foundation and reviewers.  Please include PI contact information, rationale and scientific approach, aim of the Project, and potential impact on KLS.  For further information, visit http://www.KLSFoundation.org or contact us here.

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