Monday 01 August 2022
The Focused Ultrasound Foundation
We fund high risk or clinically based investigator-initiated projects through the External Awards Program. We also fund projects in high-priority applications of FUS through the Brain Program, Cancer Immunotherapy Program, and Veterinary Program, including both invited and investigator-initiated projects.
Brain program: It is the ultimate goal of the Foundation's Brain Program to see focused ultrasound become a standard of care for the treatment of a range of neurological disorders, including movement disorders, brain tumors, epilepsy and stroke.
The External Awards Program provides funding for investigator-initiated clinical, preclinical, and early-stage research projects through a competitive peer-reviewed application process.
The program has two tracks:
* The Pre-Clinical Track is geared primarily towards preclinical studies and research projects that target a particular clinical indication or organ. It is meant to fund research that could lead the way to a new reimbursable clinical application for image-guided FUS within five to seven years.
*The High-Risk Track is intended for early-stage, high-risk, proof-of-concept research that, if successful, could have a profound impact on the field of focused ultrasound and that could change the way many conditions are treated.
**Additionally, the External Awards Program accepts abstracts for Clinical Trial funding requests. The abstract form for Clinical Trials is linked in the Materials section below. Funding for clinical trials is not limited to $100,000 and one year.
Funding: one-year awards totaling approximately $100,000
The Pre-Clinical Track typically does not fund large capital purchases, cannot fund overhead or institutional expenses, and will not fund the development of new focused ultrasound equipment
Step 1: A one-page Research Abstract must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the program’s quarterly application deadlines (Feb. 1, May 1, Aug. 1, and Nov. 1).
Step 2: The Foundation will invite full Research Proposals from authors of approved Research Abstracts.
Funding decisions are returned to the applicant approximately three months after their application deadline.
Please contact Matt Eames, PhD, Director of External Research, at firstname.lastname@example.org.