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National Ataxia Foundation

Now Accepting LOIs for 2022 Ataxia Research Grants

NAF is committed to providing the resources to fund research needed to develop treatments and therapies for people with Ataxia. We fund research studies ranging from $35,000-$100,000 per study. We are accepting Letters of Intent for research grants through late September and early October on proposalCENTRAL.  For more information visit If you Read More…

A Note from READISCA Investigators

Guest Authors: Drs. Paulson, Ashizawa, and Öz Right now, it’s an exciting time in the Ataxia field. Many companies are working rapidly to bring therapies to the clinic for the Spinocerebellar Ataxias (SCAs). Unfortunately, however, we still need to know more about the natural history of SCA and relevant biomarkers Read More…

National Ataxia Foundation

What is Needed for Treatments or a Cure for Ataxia?

Author: Sue Hagen, Research Services Director In the 14 years that I have been on staff at the National Ataxia Foundation, I have heard many times that clinical trials for therapy development for Ataxia will start within the next 5 years. And I have seen the Ataxia community patiently and Read More…

Summer Match

Summer Match Weekly Challenge

Let’s have some fun with the Summer Match Challenge! Thanks to an NAF supporter, we have a $100 VISA Gift Card to give away at the end of the month! We’ll start each week with a new challenge. Complete the challenge to receive an entry into the drawing for the Read More…

Summer Match

2021 Summer Match Challenge Kicks Off in June

We are excited to announce the return of the Summer Match Challenge! This event is always one of the most celebrated and popular fundraising activities of the year. The Michael and Patricia Clementz-Peterson Family Fund has again committed to matching all funds contributed up to $100,000! Their generosity and commitment Read More…

Sokol V. Todi, PhD

The Value of Attending AIM

Guest Author: Sokol Todi, PhD; Wayne State University I have been attending the Ataxia Investigators Meeting for nearly a decade. I was a junior faculty at the time of my first participation. I had worked in the Ataxia field for a few years and was looking for a scientific family Read More…

National Ataxia Foundation

2021 NAF Funded Research

At NAF, we support researchers in many ways, including our grant process. Research grants allow Ataxia investigators to request funding for their studies. Lay summaries are available below for the research grants we funded in 2021.  $655,000 Funded Overall 13 Research Studies Funded Research Seed Money Grants Research Seed Money Read More…

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