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Tourette Association of America
Research Grant & Fellowship Program

The Tourette Association of America requests research grant proposals from Ph.D. and M.D. researchers, as well as allied professionals with advanced degrees such as RNs, Drs. of OT, Social Workers, and related fields in basic and clinical studies on all aspects of Tourette syndrome. For a detailed overview of the grant process, click here.

View Current Year Flyer - click HERE.

Program Interest

All applications relevant to Tourette Syndrome will be considered.

Applications that will enable us to establish the prevalence of TS and tic disorders in adults are strongly encouraged.


• Investigators are required to have an advanced degree such as a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent, as well as allied professionals with advanced degrees such as RNs, Drs. of OTs, Social Workers, and related fields.
• Applications from overseas investigators are welcome.
• Investigators from non-profit and for-profit organizations can apply.
• Previous experience in the field of movement disorders is desirable, but not essential.

Funding Levels

Post-Doctoral Fellowships: up to $40,000 for 1 year
Research Grant Awards: up to $75,000 for 1 year or up to $150,000 for two years


The Tourette Association of America will consider reasonable requests for:
• Salaries (for US institutions, NIH salary caps apply)
• Laboratory supplies and other research-related expenses
• Travel expenses for investigators (up to $1,500 per year)
• Research equipment up to $5,000 (excluding equipment for personal or office use [e.g. computers])
• Indirect costs of up to 10% may be included, but the total value of the grant may not exceed the levels stated above


For preliminary screening, a Pre-Proposal is required.

Click HERE for the Pre-proposal form in Adobe Acrobat™ format. Download the form, fill it in on your computer using Adobe Acrobat or the free Acrobat Reader program (the latter is available at and save the filled-in form on your local hard drive. (Note that some browser viewers do not support form fill-in).

Submit the filled-in Pre-proposal form as an email attachment to:

Pre-Proposal Deadline: November 1, 2015

Full Grant Proposal

Full Proposal Deadline: February 1, 2016

Detailed instructions will be sent to applicants who are invited to apply for a research grant.

Applicants for research grants involving clinical treatment studies are urged to read the following two documents:
Considerations for Writing Clinical Treatment Studies Proposals
Guidelines for Clinical Studies in Tourette Syndrome

Awards Announced

July 1, 2016


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