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. In 2021 we anticipate awarding one or two postdoctoral fellowships and one or two research grants, depending on merit, requested budgets, and funds available. A description of research funded previously is available on the TSC Alliance grants webpage.

Key Dates

LOIs due Monday, May 17, 2021
Full proposal invitations distributed Friday, June 25, 2021
Full proposals due (by invitation only) Monday, August 23, 2021
Earliest project start date Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Important Changes from Previous Cycles

  • Applicants for either a Postdoctoral Fellowship or a Research Grant must fit the NIH definition of an Early-Stage Investigator (this change was implemented in 2020).
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship applicants must have been a member of the Sponsor’s laboratory for at least 12 months as of the Letter of Intent due date.
  • Previous recipients of a TSC Alliance Postdoctoral Fellowship are not eligible to receive a second TSC Alliance Postdoctoral Fellowship but may be eligible to receive a Research Grant as an independent, early-stage investigator.
  • Emphasis on mentoring and anticipated impact of receiving a Postdoctoral Fellowship on the applicant’s career plans.
  • The TSC Alliance will work diligently to diversify applications by actively seeking and increasing applications from institutions and researchers underrepresented in TSC research. To measure our progress, applicants will be asked to voluntarily provide information on race, ethnicity, and gender via the Professional Profile in ProposalCentral. This information will be used internally by TSC Alliance and will not be shared with peer reviewers.

Full program information may be found here. Questions? Email Zoë Fuchs, Science Project Coordinator, at zfuchs@tscalliance.org.