We invite researchers worldwide to apply for a Research Grant or Postdoctoral Fellowship from the TSC Alliance. Letters of Intent are due by May 7, 2018.

The TSC Alliance endeavors to stimulate, support and coordinate research that will lead to a cure for tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) while improving the lives of those affected. Most TSC Alliance research grants support small, focused projects that allow investigators to develop preliminary data to compete for funding from larger organizations such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Other TSC Alliance research grants support postdoctoral fellowships to encourage young investigators to engage in TSC research. Many of these investigators will continue to pursue TSC research when they establish their own independent laboratories.

Researchers funded by the TSC Alliance have a strong history of obtaining additional funding: between 1984 and 2017, principal investigators who received a total of $20.3 million from the TSC Alliance subsequently garnered an additional $15.6 million from the Department of Defense’s Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Research Program and $326 million from the NIH.

Key Dates

  • The Letter of Intent stage will reopen on February 16, 2018.
  • Letters of Intent must be submitted no later than May 7, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. US EDT.
  • The TSC Alliance will invite full applications by June 22, 2018.
  • The earliest project start date is December 1, 2018.

Key Documents

Application Process

  • Applicants submit a brief Letter of Intent describing their specific aims and the relevance of their proposed work to TSC, and generally describing the rationale and any preliminary data supporting the approach.
  • Letters of Intent will be evaluated by reviewers identified by the TSC Alliance, including experts selected from the International Scientific Advisory Board or ad hoc reviewers. The TSC Alliance will invite a subset of applicants to submit more detailed full proposals.

Duration and Budget

  • Typical duration is two years. Can be shorter if appropriate for the project.
  • Maximum total costs of $75,000 per year ($150,000 total).

Please visit our Grants and Funding page to learn more about the opportunities available this year. If you have questions about the application process, feel free to reach out to Calvin Ho.