2004 Tarrytown Initiative
(for historical review only)
CNS Foundation and the A-T Children's Project have joined together to fund a research initiative entitled Stem Cell Research Targeting Children
with Neurological Disorders. This initiative includes two separate Request for Applications (RFAs): RFA#1 - Stem Cells as a Therapy for a Pediatric Neurological Disorder: Planning a Phase 1 Clinical Trial and RFA#2 - Imaging and Tracking of Stem Cell Fate In Vivo. By working together, our organizations hope to fund research leading to a Phase I clinical trial for a pediatric neurological disorder. This endeavor will accelerate the pace of research necessary for utilizing stem cell therapies for the pediatric population.
Children’s Neurobiological Solutions (CNS) Foundation supports the development of brain repair therapies for special-needs children. We are committed to building a balanced funding portfolio that combines therapy-focused basic research with innovative projects addressing the barriers to potential neural repair therapies in children with long-term brain injuries.
From 2000-2004, CNS provided early discovery funding to neuroscientists developing essential stem cell research tools. Then in 2004, CNS joined with the A-T Children’s Project to launch the Tarrytown Initiative, a four-day conference that identified early milestones for the development of stem cell therapies for childhood brain disorders.
The success of the Tarrytown Initiative has prompted CNS to adopt a workshop-based model of scientific funding. This workshop model allows CNS to bring exceptional neuroscientists together to set new goals for the neural repair field, and then issue a competitive ‘request for applications’ focused on the achievement of those goals.
CNS periodically posts ‘request for applications’ based upon these research priorities and our existing budget. Doing so allows us to be responsible, efficient stewards of investigators’ grant applications as well as respond to the ever-changing needs of a field on the leading-edge of neuroscience.
CNS is now preparing for a new workshop-directed research initiative in Fall 2007/Winter 2008. We anticipate issuing a ‘request for applications’ during that period, but its exact timing and scope have not been defined.
If you would like to be notified of future CNS funding opportunities, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to include your contact information in the body of the message.
To learn more about previous CNS conferences and workshops click, CNS Workshops and Conferences .