DMRFC and RDMM Announce a New Research Funding Opportunity in Canada


DMRF Canada is partnering with Rare Diseases: Models & Mechanisms Network (RDMM) to invite a call for proposals utilizing a model organism approach to investigate disease pathogenesis and/or to inform therapeutic strategies. 

Please find details below:



Funding Level



One year


Applications may be submitted by any investigator associated with a Canadian Institution.

Application process:

Gene Application to Engage a Model Organism Researcher may be submitted to the RDMM Network at Funding decision timeline is approximately four weeks.
*RDMM does not fund projects proposing cell line work. Applications proposing cell line work as their main study material will not be reviewed. Applications for the generation or study of model organisms in their entirety will be favorably considered.

Submission Deadline

May 31, 2022

Dystonia Medical Research Foundation Canada (DMRFC)
Grants available: 1

Research Criteria

Dystonia is a movement disorder that causes the muscles to contract and spasm involuntarily. The neurological mechanism that makes muscles relax when they are not in use does not function properly. There are approximately 13 forms of dystonia, and dozens of diseases and conditions include dystonia as a major symptom. The research approach in the application should include the use of a relevant model organism. The application should propose experiments to better understand dystonia, and/or to explore new therapies.



Last update: May 2022