Association-sponsored fellowships also provide fundamental mentorship to young scientists through relationships with their own mentors and partnerships with other ALS researchers.
With the knowledge, insight and success they gain, fellows continue on to mentor other new scientists in pursuing ALS research. This cycle is proven in that approximately 75% of our postdoctoral fellows stay in ALS research.
The ALS Association provides the only postdoctoral fellowship program specifically tailored toward ALS research – made possible by the generous support of the Safenowitz family and others. Collaboration with the American Academy of Neurology also allows us to sponsor young, bright clinician scientists that work not only in ALS laboratories but also directly with people living with ALS in the clinic.
Both fellowships are equally competitive to receive and highly successful programs.