Young Investigator travel award

Application information

Aim

The Ataxia Global Initiative (AGI) offers to provide up to 2,000 USD travel support for three young investigators to attend the Ataxia Global Conference and the International Congress for Ataxia Research (ICAR) in Orlando, March 2022. The three eligible young investigators (2 non-US and 1 US) are committed to ataxia research and – without financial support – would be unable to attend the Ataxia Global Conference and ICAR in Orlando, March 2022.

 Application Procedure

To be considered for this travel award, you should submit the following information by 30 November 2021:

  • A letter of intent including your activities in the field of ataxia research and/or patient care
  • Rationale why it is important to attend the conference for your further work in ataxia research
  • Letter of support from your group leader
  • Confirmation that you do not have financial support to attend the Ataxia Global Conference otherwise

Please send this information to: yii_ataxia-global@posteo.de

Selection Procedure

The Ataxia Global Young Investigator Initiative will collect all applications. A structured document will be developed to assist in the review process by the AGI steering committee. Based on the reviews of the applicants’ submissions and the need for funding, the steering committee will elect three young investigators to receive up to 2,000 USD travel support to attend the Ataxia Global Conference and ICAR in Orlando, March 2022.

Background

For junior researches it is often challenging to get an overview in the field of rare diseases like ataxia. The Young Investigator Initiative has been initiated by Dr. Heike Jacobi and Dr. Jennifer Faber within the framework of Ataxia Global as a platform for scientific exchange amongst young researchers and for education and training purposes. The overall aim is to train clinicians assuring high quality of clinical assessments and to bring together young scientists within the field of ataxia research.