The Neuromuscular Disease Network for Canada


MDC Annual Neuromuscular ‘Seed Grant’ Competition Launch

MDC is very excited to announce that their Annual Neuromuscular ‘Seed Grant’ Competition has launched and are now accepting applications until Feb 2, 2021 for Translational Science Seed Grants and Clinical Health Management Grants.


During a time when health research funding is challenged due to the COVID-19 pandemic and as many like-minded organizations/agencies have had to cancel their research competitions, MDC are very grateful that they are able to continue the momentum achieved over the last several years and provide critical research funds to help accelerate the understanding of neuromuscular disorders, identify pathways for future therapies and optimize care to improve the quality of life for Canadians affected by neuromuscular disorders


For information on the scope and guidelines of this year’s competition, please visit:


Applications with cross-cutting applicability to multiple neuromuscular disorders under MDC’s umbrella as well as disorder-specific ones are welcomed. Special consideration will be given to relevant meritorious applications in the following disease-specific areas, through designated funds generously provided by donors: Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy, Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy, Immune-mediated Myopathies, Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease, Pediatric Neuromuscular Disorders.


The total budget per project is $60,000 for 2 years.


Key Dates:
Full Application Deadline: February 2 at 11:59 pm (EST)
Notice of Decision: April 2020
Funding Start Date: May 1, 2020


All applications are available online at proposalCENTRAL.

Please contact MDC at with any questions or concerns.


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