Seed Grants


We support the initial research that makes breakthroughs possible. Through our Seed Grants, we fund one or two critical experiments that have the potential to grow into high-impact ALS research. 

Thanks to the Ice Bucket Challenge and the generosity of our donors, we award $50,000 in total funding over 1 year so researchers can gather the preliminary data they need to secure larger grants or industry partnerships and ultimately lead us to find new treatments and cures, optimize the care and treatments we have, or prevent ALS. 

Who Can Apply?

Our Seed Grants are open to individuals worldwide who have the skills, knowledge and resources necessary to carry out the proposed project. Since impactful ideas can come from anywhere, applicants do not need to have a scientific background in ALS research. Established investigators, early career investigators and investigators from outside the ALS field are all encouraged to apply.

The application period for 2024 has closed. Click here to explore other funding opportunities.
This grant will undoubtedly provide a pivotal push to our research. We are enthusiastic about the potential contributions this study will make towards understanding ALS and are thankful for the trust and support extended by the ALS Association.”
Yue Zhao, Ph.D.
2023 Seed Grant Recipient
Help Innovative Ideas Take Root
Researchers are constantly coming up with new ways to transform the experience of ALS, but these novel solutions could wither without support.
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