DMRF Canada and The Banting Research Foundation - Funding New Dystonia Research


DMRF Canada is pleased to announce our continued support of the Banting Research Foundation Discovery Award Program for 2021.

The Banting Research Foundation Discovery Award, supported by DMRF Canada, is a one-year grant of up to $25,000 per year that will support research related to the causes, mechanisms, prevention, and treatments which could potentially enable medical breakthroughs and transformative health care advances to find a cure for dystonia.

Eligible applicants must be in the first three years of an academic appointment at a university or research institute in Canada. For complete guidelines and application instructions, click here

Eligible candidates must be focused on research that will one or more of the core directions necessary to advance the field of dystonia.  These core directions include furthering our fundamental understanding of dystonia, uncovering the mechanisms in the nervous system that lead to symptoms, creating experimental models of dystonia, and discovering targets for new and improved therapeutics designed specifically to treat dystonia.  This includes hypothesis-driven research projects at the generic, molecular, cellular systems or behavioral levels that may lead to a better understanding of the pathophysiology or to new therapies for any or all forms of dystonia.

This research grant opportunity is now closed. The deadline was January 25th, 2021.

For details on criteria and funding requirements please click here.

Learn About Our Previous Discovery Award Grant Recipient:

June 2018 - Nomazulu Dlamini, MD PhD. Neurology, from the Hospital for Sick Children. For complete details on the grant, click here.

August 2019 - Nicholas Strzalkowski, PhD. Department of Biology at Mount Royal University. For complete details on the grant, click here.

Last update: Oct 2022