Supports research projects that will inform research outcomes in related neurological conditions such as Motor Neurone Disease and Parkinson’s Disease.
Applications closed on 31 March 2011.
The PG Award is open to researchers, students and professionals working in fields related to the cause and cure of ALS/MND. The first PG Award was given in 2007 to the Brazilian researcher Agnes Lumi Nishimura from studies at King’s College London- Institute of Psychiatry. In 2009, the number of applicants increased by 400%. The second PG Award was given to the belgian researcher Peter Carmeliet from University of Leuven ( Belgium).
Aaron Gitler from the USA received the 3rd Paulo Gontijo Young Investigator Award for his work on Ataxin-2 at the opening ceremony of the 22nd International ALS/MND Symposium, in Sydney.
Along with MND Association of England, Wales & NI and an international judging commitee the next PG Award opens from the 22nd International ALS/MND Symposium, Sydney, 2011 and is scheduled to be awarded at the opening ceremony of the 23rd International ALS/MND Symposium, Chicago, 2012.
The PG Award consists of a monetary value US$20.000,00 ( twenty thousand US dollars) and a gold medal.