The Sean. M. Healey & AMG Center for ALS at Massachusetts General Hospital through the generosity of Drs. Shelena and Ayeez Lalji, has established the Student Scholar Award in Repair Mechanisms in ALS in honor of Dr. Ayeez Lalji, who was diagnosed in 2017 and is still bravely and valiantly living with ALS.

This award will recognize and attract the brightest young scientists into the field of ALS and facilitate meaningful research to understand the mechanisms underlying axonal and neuronal repair and regeneration in ALS and/or other neurodegenerative disorders that may be translatable to ALS.


Application is open to undergraduate, graduate, or summer students focused on studying mechanisms of axonal repair, neuronal repair and regeneration applicable to ALS and/or other neurodegenerative disorders. The students will be conducting research, under the direction of a mentor. Applications must be accompanied by a letter of support from the mentor who oversees the laboratory where the research will be performed.

Timeline for Submission 

  • Release Date: March 1st, 2023
  • Nomination Due Date: September 1st, 2023
  • Notification to successful candidate: November 2023
Award: $5,000

Download Application Form (PDF)