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National Ataxia Foundation


NAF is Accepting Applications for the Diverse Scientists Grant

NAF is now accepting applications for the Diverse Scientists in Ataxia Pre-Doctoral Research Fellowship. Applications must be submitted via proposalCentral by March 28, 2022.
This award provides partial support for study and research and may be used to support pre-doctoral students who are pursuing dissertation research with an Ataxia-relevant theme. This is a two-year $50,000 grant that is intended for underrepresented minorities (URM), defined as individuals who self-identify as belonging to one or more of the following racial or ethnic groups: Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, and American Indian or Alaskan Native.
For more information or to view other grant opportunities, visit
If you have questions, contact Beth Bowerman, NAF Research Services Coordinator, at

Eligibility Criteria

  • Identify as an Underrepresented Minority (URM). 
  • Be enrolled in a post-baccalaureate PhD, MD, PhD/MD or doctorate in nursing or equivalent clinical health science doctoral degree program, who seeks training prior to embarking upon a research career.
  • Be a full-time student working towards their degree.
  • Be a US citizen or permanent resident of the US.
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