NCL Research Award: Call for Proposals

The NCL Foundation aims to  find a cure against the deadly  children’s disease Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis (NCL), also called Batten disease. This metabolic disorder is the most common neurodegenerative disease of childhood and is inevitably fatal. The gradual stages of the suffering are blindness, dementia, epilepsy, loss of speech, paralysis and complete helplessness.

We invite medical and basic science researchers worldwide to submit innovative clinical oriented or translational basic science projects, which can contribute to finding a cure for juvenile NCL. Scientists from related areas of science including Alzheimer’s disease, aging and other lysosomal storage disorders, are particularly encouraged to apply with the aim to extend the NCL research community in move more efficiently towards a cure for NCL.

Grant monies (100,000 euros) are to be used for a postdoctoral fellowship in order to undertake the research project. In this fashion our goal is to promote the next generation of young NCL research scientists.

The deadline for applications is Oct. 31, 2013. You can download an application form on the foundation homepage at

Please send your application  solely via email to: Research@ncl-

If you have questions, please contact:

Dr. Frank Stehr

Board and Head of Research

NCL Foundation

Holstenwall 10

20355 Hamburg, Germany

Phone: +49 40 696 66 74-0