Batten Disease Research Grant Program 2020

12 May 2020

BDSRA Australia is delighted to announce the launch of a new annual Batten Disease Research Grant Program for Australia and New Zealand.

The objective of the Batten Disease Research Grant Program is to advance local research across Australia and New Zealand that has the potential to:

(1) further our understanding of the disease mechanisms for all or any of the Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinoses (NCLs);

(2) advance therapeutic strategies; or

(3) improve current diagnosis, treatment, education and/or management practices or family support practices (including those that improve quality of life, palliative care or other).

For the 2020 Research Grant round, BDSRA Australia intends to award up to AU$100,000 (in total) across one or more projects, for a one-year period.

We are currently inviting Expressions of Interest for the 2020 Grant Round. Submissions close at 5pm (AEST) on Monday 22 June, 2020.

To apply, please read the Expression of Interest – Information for Applicants. Applicants are also encouraged to read the full research program Guidelines


Key Dates for 2020


Expressions of Interest open: 11 May 2020

Expressions of Interest closed:  5pm (AEST) Monday 22 June 2020

Successful EOIs will be notified by late July 2020

Deadline for full Research Proposals: 5pm (AEST) Wednesday 30 September 2020

Funding announcements will be made in early December 2020