MDA awards development grants to young researchers on the brink of becoming independent investigators. They are intended as seed money to help launch the scientific programs of promising new neuromuscular disease researchers. Development grants are typically for $60,000 per year for one to three years. As their science advances, many recipients of development grants apply for and receive research support through MDA’s research grant program. Many have also become members of MDA’s Medical and Scientific Committees.
MDA will consider an application for a research development grant from a candidate who may be a member of a research team in the laboratory of an independent investigator (principal investigator) under whose guidance the applicant will be given flexibility to conduct a neuromuscular disease research project.
To be eligible for a development grant, applicants must:
Proposals from applicants outside the United States will be considered for projects of highest priority to MDA and when, in addition to the applicant's having met the requirements noted above, the applicant's country of residence may not have adequate sources of financial support for biomedical research.
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