ALS Research Partnerships and Initiatives

Working together across academia, industry, nonprofits and government, we can achieve so much more than we could on our own. Through our strategic partnerships, we are able to amplify the impact of our research investments, accelerate the development of innovative ideas and reduce unnecessary duplication – getting us further faster. 

Researchers collaborating

We are constantly looking to partner with others who have a shared vision and values. Here are some of the ways we are collaborating across the ALS and neurodegenerative disease fields. 

ALS Research Collaborations and Consortia 

These strategic initiatives are building our understanding of the disease, identifying targets for new therapies, expediting clinical trials and making genetic sequencing data available to the entire ALS research community. 

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ALS Roundtable Program 

This program brings together individuals with varied expertise and experience to help shape the Association’s strategic planning efforts and identify solutions to make ALS a livable disease for everyone, everywhere. 

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Partnership Grants

These awards support grant-making efforts at other nonprofits that have the potential to ultimately transform the experience of ALS. 

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Clinical Fellowship Program

These awards, established in partnership with the American Academy of Neurology and American Brain Foundation, give young investigators the experience they need to establish their own ALS research laboratories to continue moving their innovative ideas toward the clinic.  

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Sheila Essey Award for ALS Research

This annual award, supported by the philanthropy of the Essey family, The ALS Association and the American Brain Foundation, recognizes significant contributions in the search for the causes, prevention and a cure for ALS. 

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Dr. Kuldip Dave
In a complex disease like ALS, no organization, entity, or individual can really solve this challenge alone. Collaboration and coordination are vital to making ALS livable.”
Kuldip Dave, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Research, The ALS Association
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