Apply for a Grant
The FSHD Society offers investigator-initiated research grants to support basic, translational and clinical-based research in facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD). Applications are accepted twice per year and the process begins with the submission of a Letter of Intent (LOI).
- Preference will be given to postdoctoral trainees, clinical fellows and younger faculty establishing their first independent laboratory (less than 5 years). More established researchers should allow their postdocs and fellows to apply for these awards directly, while providing mentorship and guidance for a successful outcome to the proposal.
- The FSHD Society will no longer support pre-doctoral training fellowships.
- Awards have ranged from $5,000 to $100,000 per year for a duration of up to two years.
- All payments subsequent to the initial installment are subject to submission of a satisfactory progress report, which is due at six-month intervals. Progress reports will be kept confidential.
- In accordance with the FSHD Society’s Policies on Awards for Research on FSHD, propagatable reagents and biomaterials, including monoclonal antibodies, recombinant DNAs, cell lines, tissue biopsies, and animal models created using FSHD Society funds are to be made freely available to other investigators following publication of the relevant paper.
If you have questions, please contact Jamshid Arjomand, PhD, Chief Science Officer, at email@example.com.
Other Grant Opportunities
FSH Society Research Grants and Fellowship Program
Researchers, note that NIH and MDA (and most likely AFM and MD UK) are interested in receiving more applications for FSHD projects.
Please contact the FSHD Society with training opportunities you would like to post.
U.S. NIH Extramural Training and Career Development Grants for FSHD are available from the U.S. National Institutes of Health.
Career development awards provide salary and laboratory support for individuals who have completed their postdoctoral training, or who need “protected time” at critical periods of their research careers. These awards usually have a (K) activity code.
Training awards are designed to support the research training of scientists for careers in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, and to help professional schools to establish, expand, or improve programs of continuing professional education. Training awards can be individual fellowships (F) or institutional training grants (T).
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)