The NCL Foundation aims to help find a cure for the major cause of childhood dementia caused by mutations in the CLN3 gene. Together with the existing NCL research community their goal is to move promising therapeutic avenues forward to help JNCL patients.
The award (50.000€) is intended to support postdoctoral level fellowships. Junior scientists and clinical researchers worldwide are encouraged to submit projects that hold promise to help halt or finding a cure for CLN3 disease. Scientists are also encouraged to apply that work in disease areas outside NCL but relevant to cell and molecular pathways of CLN3 dysfunction.