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Proposals for Spina Bifida Association's 2010 Young Investigator Awards

Launched in 2005, Spina Bifida Association's (SBA) Young Investigator Awards research program is unique in that it fosters scientists who are early in their careers and who will dedicate their skill and expertise to improving the lives of those with Spina Bifida. The purpose of the awards is to provide either initial or continuing financial support to a newly-independent investigator in an established research program. The research to be conducted by the fellow may be basic or clinical research but must be relevant to Spina Bifida.

This year SBA and Spina Bifida Foundation (SBF) are pleased to announce the continued availability of funding for research through this program. The 2010 Young Investigator Awards will be providing up to three fellowships. They are:

* The Ashley Rose Advancement in Research Award  will provide up to $50,000. The Ashley Rose Foundation was established by Raymond and Linda Pitek in 1997 in honor of their baby, Ashley Rose. Areas of particular interest are epidemiology and causes of miscarriage related to neural tube defects, although other related research is welcome.

* The Tethered Cord Research Award provides up to $40,000. Areas of particular interest are Tethered Cord Syndrome and related clinical and scientific areas.

* The Schneider Charitable Trust Award for $25,000 was established by Hollister, Incorporated in 2008. Areas of particular interest are continence and related clinical and scientific areas.

Project length: One year

Deadline: All proposals are due before 9:00 pm EDT on Monday, May 10, 2010.

Additional Information: For detailed proposal requirements and more specific information on each award please visit SBA's online Research Center at www.spinabifidaassociation.org. You may also email Joe Giffels, Research Director at jgiffels@sbaa.org.

Robin Austin
Communications Specialist
Spina Bifida Association
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