Research Funding Opportunities

DMRF Canada has encouraged and supported research related to the causes, mechanisms, prevention, and treatment of all forms of dystonia. The DMRF Canada’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 Canada 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. 

If you would like to get on our distribution list, kindly email with your name, email and institution. 

Note: The Dystonia Coalition has resources that are easily accessible to the whole dystonia research community. These resources include educational materials, clinical data, video recordings of clinical exams, and DNA. To read more and access these resources through the Dystonia Coalition and Global Dystonia Registry visit


Current Funding Opportunities:

Department of Defense Peer Review Medical Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2024

Previous Funding Opportunities:

DMRF Canada and Banting Research Foundation Discovery Award - $30,000. Deadline for NOI: November1, 2023, 9 pm ET. If invited to submit a full proposal, applications will be due January 24, 2024.

DMRF (USA) - Postdoctoral Research Fellowships: LOI due October 10, 2023

DMRF (USA) - Basic and Clinical Aspects of Dystonia: LOI due October 10, 2023

Dystonia Coalition - Career Development Program - (April 1, 2023)

Dystonia Coalition - Pilot Projects Program – (April 1, 2023)

6th Samuel Belzberg International Dystonia Symposium - Call for Abstracts - Deadline Extended: March 17, 2023

Travel stipends for fellows, trainees, and junior facultyDeadline Extended: February 20, 2023

DMRF Canada Clinical and Research Fellowship/Deadline for Applications: January 2, 2023

Department of Defense Peer Review Medical Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2022

DMRF Canada & RDMM - Gene application proposals utilizing a model organism approach. Deadline May 31, 2022

DMRF (USA) - Noninvasive Brain Modulation of Dystonia. LOI due April 25, 2022

Click here for information on previously funded opportunities and research in Canada







Last update: Apr 2024