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Update on MDA Research Funding

Although the ongoing effects of COVID-19 on fundraising efforts prevent us from opening our full grants program to new applications, MDA is able to offer the current funding opportunity listed below. All active and committed grants will still be fully funded as well. The traditional Research Grants program will resume in 2022, funds permitting, and we will provide an update here when more information is available.

MDA Conference Grants

MDA supports meetings and conferences focused on the muscular dystrophies and related diseases of the neuromuscular system. These are the muscular dystrophies (including Duchenne and Becker); motor neuron diseases (including ALS and SMA); the peripheral nerve disorders (CMT and Friedreich's ataxia); inflammatory myopathies; disorders of the neuromuscular junction; metabolic diseases of muscle as well as other myopathies. Conference grants are awarded to encourage scientific meetings for researchers and/or clinicians to exchange ideas and to establish collaborations. Meetings focused on therapy development will be considered a priority.

  • Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a continual rolling basis

Contact our Grants Management team for further information about the program and how to apply and/or to request being added to our funding opportunities mailing list: grants@mdausa.org