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. Visit this page regularly or subscribe to the DM Research News to stay current on funding opportunities from MDF and the Wyck Foundation.
MDF Grant Awards
Click here to view a list of current and former grantees, grant projects and Fellows.
Grantwriting Training for Researchers
MDF annually hosts a grant writing training at the MDF Annual Conference. In 2016, the session was presented by Tom Cheever, PhD, Program Director at the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal, and Skin Diseases (NIAMS). In 2017, the session was 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 Dr. Cheever (presentation slides) and Porter (presentation slides) from those training and access best-in-class grantwriting tips.
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For more information on MDF grantmaking policies, click here to read the MDF Request for Proposals Award Policy manual.