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This site is dedicated to scientific community working on ALS. Our aim is to optimize researchers time and efforts by providing updated, well organized information on novel findings, available resources and research support.
AriSLA - The Foundation for research on ALS - has been set up to make ALS research investments more effective and efficient, to speed up the clinical research impact e and to provide patients with better care, improved conditions and life expectancy. Its aim is to boost Italian excellencies in basic, clinical and technological research. The Foundation founders are Fondazione Cariplo, Fondazione Telethon, Fondazione Vialli and Mauro and AISLA.



2017 AriSLA Call For Research Projects



The "2017 AriSLA Call for Research Projects" is now open for the submission of Letters of Intent (LOI).

LOI submission deadline is April 13th, 2017 and proposals must be submitted through the dedicated web application, whose link is available on the full text of the Call. ("2017 AriSLA Call for Research Projects").

The 2017 AriSLA Call aims to:

  • significantly advance scientific knowledge of ALS to efficiently translate research outcomes from bench to bedside in order to improve ALS patients' quality of life
  • promote scientific excellence and networking among nationwide ALS researchers


You can apply for Full Grant and Pilot Grant projects in the following areas:

- Basic research

- Translational research


  • Full Grants, i.e. research projects with a solid background and consistent preliminary data, proposing multidisciplinary and innovative approaches, with a maximum request of contribution of € 240,000 over 36 months.
  • Pilot Grants, i.e. research projects with high innovative and original hypotheses, with preliminary data to be consolidated or not available, with a maximum request of contribution of € 60,000 over 12 months. Applications are intended to collect or strengthen preliminary data for subsequent larger scale funding.


All information about the Call is available on the full text "2017 Call for Research Projects " and on the specific guidelines for the two types of project.

To ensure proper evaluation of the proposals is important that all applications are complete and in accordance with the requirements of the "2017 AriSLA Call for Research Projects" and the Guidelines for projects submission.

To download documents please follow this link: Call


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