The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) is the world's leading nonprofit health agency dedicated to finding treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and other neuromuscular diseases. It advances this mission by funding research; providing comprehensive healthcare services and support to MDA families nationwide; and rallying communities to fight back through advocacy, fundraising, and local engagement. To that end, MDA is accepting Letters of Intent for its biannual Research Grants program. Research grants are presented to established investigators for projects focused on developing treatments for muscular dystrophies and related diseases of the neuromuscular system.
To be eligible, an applicant must hold a MD, PhD, DSc, or equivalent degree (i.e., DO); be a professional or faculty member at an appropriate educational, medical, or research institution; be qualified to conduct and mentor a program of original research within his or her own laboratory; assume both administrative and financial responsibility for the grant; and have access to institutional resources needed to conduct the proposed research project.
Amount: $100,000 per year for up to three years
Letter of Intent Deadline: 6/15/18
Full proposals accepted by invitation only.