AANEM Foundation/MDA Co-Funded Grants

A unique partnership between the AANEM Foundation and the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) offers expanded funding opportunities for neuromuscular research. Neuromuscular research projects submitted to the MDA that fit within the AANEM Foundation’s mission may be considered by the AANEM Foundation for co-funding.

Both development and basic research grants are available.

Neuromuscular Development Grant Benefits

  • Up to $60,000/year for up to 3 years ($30,000 from the AANEM Foundation and $30,000 from MDA)
  • $1,500 travel award to attend the AANEM Annual Meeting and present the research following completion of the project
  • Complimentary AANEM Annual Meeting registration in the year the research is presented
  • Complimentary AANEM membership during funding

Basic Research Grants Benefits

  • Up to $100,000/year for up to 3 years ($50,000 from the AANEM Foundation and $50,000 from MDA)
  • $1,500 travel award to attend the AANEM Annual Meeting and present the research following completion of the project
  • Complimentary AANEM Annual Meeting registration in the year the research is presented
  • Complimentary AANEM membership during funding

Application Process & Eligibility

Submit proposals directly to the MDA via their submission timeline, guidelines, and online process. Proposals submitted through this process could be funded completely by the MDA or be considered for cofunding by the AANEM and MDA. Notification of acceptance will be in the form of a joint letter from the AANEM and the MDA.


Review Process

Neuromuscular research proposals relevant to AANEM are forwarded to the AANEM Foundation Research Committee for review, and then approved by the AANEM and MDA Boards.