Calling all researchers – we’re pleased to announce the 2024 Grant Round for research proposals opens today (Monday 9 October).
Researchers can apply for funding to support PhD studentships and project grants that have relevance to one or more type of muscle wasting condition. Specific funds are available for projects related to facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD), limb girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD) and LMNA congenital muscular dystrophy and we would especially welcome applications in these areas. However, we will fund research across the breadth of conditions supported by the charity, including rare and very-rare conditions.
The deadline for submission of the online application is 3pm Wednesday 17 January 2024.
Following a period of rigorous review, funding decisions will be made in July 2024, and we will announce the research projects we are funding in Autumn 2024.
Kate Adcock, Director of Research and Innovation at Muscular Dystrophy UK said:
Just last month we announced we had awarded 11 new grants worth over £1.3m as part of our 2023 grant round so it’s great that we are now looking forward to 2024.
We want to invest in research that increases our understanding of neuromuscular conditions and that promotes the development of potential treatments. We also welcome applications that will have a direct, positive impact on the quality of life of people with muscle wasting or weakening conditions or will help establish best practice in symptom management