Muscular Dystrophy Canada is the single largest funder of neuromuscular research in Canada. Through our research funding programs we are committed to advancing research that will unlimitedly lead to cures for neuromuscular disorders.

Muscular Dystrophy Canada’s annual Neuromuscular Disorder Research Grant Program invests in meritorious projects related to the diagnosis, treatment, or clinical care of neuromuscular disorders. These “Seed Grants” are intended to fill gaps in the existing funding landscape by supporting investigators in the development of new and innovative research directions and creation of proof-of-concept, feasibility and pilot studies in preparation for larger-scale, longer-term grants from external sources.

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Our Annual Research Grant Competition is now open and MDC is accepting applications for Translational Science and Clinical Research grants. For more information on the scope and guidelines of this competition, please see below (PDF linked below). All applications are available online at proposalCENTRAL.

2021-2022 Research Grant Cycle Deadlines:

  • Application Open: September 1, 2021
  • Full Application Deadline: October 29, 2021 at 11:59 pm (EDT)
  • Notice of Decision: March 2022
  • Funding Start Date: May 1, 2022

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