We will never have a world without ALS until we can prevent it. This means not only understanding the causes and risk factors for ALS, but also being able to take action to keep the disease and its harms from ever occurring.
To find ways to predict when ALS symptoms will develop as well as viable strategies to intervene before symptoms emerge, we launched our Prevention Grants in 2022. These awards, worth up to $400,000 over 2 years, seek to advance translational science, interventions and tools that could one day prevent or delay the onset of ALS. Because of the urgent need to be able to offer advice about reducing ALS risk to families affected by the disease, our Prevention Grants emphasize validation and translation over discovery.