MDA For Strength Independence & Life

MDA Research Impact in 2016

We’re taking a big-picture approach to accelerating treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases.

We know breakthroughs don’t happen overnight and they don’t happen in silos. That’s why our approach to funding research focuses on collaboration, on supporting the world’s best scientists and the emerging scientists of tomorrow, and on projects that make an impact across diseases.

With your support, we’ve committed more than $17 million to new research this year. We’re now supporting 150 research projects worldwide.

*Please note: This map represents research we are supporting in 2016 based on qualifying projects and funds available. Regardless of where the research takes place, we foster collaboration and information sharing among investigators in all locations and proudly serve individuals in every U.S. state and Puerto Rico at MDA Care Centers.

Newly awarded this summer

New research awards are announced regularly in the winter and summer of each year. This September we’re happy to announce:

  • 22 research grants
    2 development grants
  • 1 research infrastructure grant
  • $6.7 million for research funding

How it works

  • 1
    Researchers apply for MDA grants
  • 2
    All applications are reviewed and scored by a team of the world’s leading clinicians and scientists
  • 3
    We fund the highest-rated, most promising grant projects

Types of grants

  • Research Grants

    Fund investigators established in their field

  • Development Grants

    Fund young researchers on the brink of becoming independent investigators

  • Research Infrastructure Grants

    Fund the development of tools, techniques or services to facilitate therapy development

You can fuel research to find treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases.