Apply Now for New Juvenile Batten Disease Research Fellowship

July 31, 2012


Looking to take the next important step in juvenile neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis research? Apply now for the new Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Juvenile Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis, supported by the American Brain Foundation and the Beyond Batten Disease Foundation.

This fellowship will consist of a commitment of $55,000 per year for two years, plus $10,000 per year for tuition to support formal education in clinical research methodology at the applicant's institution or elsewhere.

Juvenile Batten disease is a rare, inherited, neurodegenerative condition with symptoms first appearing around the age of six. It initially causes vision loss leading to total blindness and then seizures. The malady progressively impairs cognitive and motor capacities, and typically results in death by the late teens or 20s. Launched in 2008, Beyond Batten Disease Foundation supports research to develop a treatment and cure for juvenile Batten disease and also to prevent it, along with hundreds of other serious genetic childhood diseases.

The application deadline is October 1, 2012. Apply today.

Learn more about this and other available American Brain Foundation Research Fellowships.