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Grant Opportunities & Awards

The Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation supports scientific investigations to enhance the quality of life of people living with myotonic dystrophy and advance research focused on finding treatments and a cure for this disease. As a part of this effort, the Foundation offers a number of funding opportunities for DM researchers.

MDF Grant Awards

Click here to view a list of current and former grantees, grant projects and Fellows.


Grantwriting Training for Researchers

MDF hosted a grant writing training at the 2016 MDF Annual Conference, presented by MDF Chief Science Officer John Porter, PhD, former Program Director at the National Institute of Neuromuscular Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH). View the presentation slides from that training and access best-in-class grantwriting tips.

Funding Opportunities

MDF does not currently have any RFAs open for submission. Please check back periodically, or watch MDF's research news publication, DM Research News, for updates on MDF and other funding opportunities. If you are not signed up for and receiving the DM Research News, send us an email with your name, degree, institution and current work or interest in DM care, research and/or drug development and we will enroll you in the monthly newsletter.

Questions about funding opportunities or RFAs may be emailed to MDF's Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. John Porter.

For more information on MDF grantmaking policies, click here to read the MDF Request for Proposals Award Policy manual.


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