Research Funding Opportunities

Research Funding Opportunities

DMRF Funds Research Projects Focused on Treatment

For nearly 40 years the DMRF has encouraged and supported research related to the causes, mechanisms, prevention, and treatment of all forms of dystonia. The DMRF’s major funding mechanism is based on requests for applications focusing on selected research areas, formulated after scientific meetings and workshops.

As it has done in the past, the DMRF will remain open to new investigator initiated ideas and approaches, which will be accepted throughout the year.  Opportunities will be posted throughout the year, along with information on guidelines and application deadlines.

For more information about DMRF’s funding opportunities, please contact Jody Roosevelt at


Recent Opportunities:

September - December 2017: DMRF Canada is pleased to announce the launch of the first ever clinical fellowship in dystonia, supported by Allergan Canada. Click here for details.

August 2017: The Dystonia Medical Research Foundation is pleased to announce that it is accepting letters of intent for postdoctoral research fellowship applications. This opportunity has passed.  Click here for further details.

May 2017: DMRF was inviting applications for studies applying innovative approaches to musician’s dystonia. This opportunity has passed. To see the information of this passed opportunity, please click here

March 2017: DMRF Canada and Banting Foundation Discovery Reward grant deadline passed on March 15, 2017. You can take a look at this passed opportunity here. This opportunity will be posted again in 2018.