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 Canada’s funding opportunities, please contact Stefanie Ince at

Current Opportunities:

DMRF (US) is now accepting Letters of Intent for postdoctoral research fellowship applications.  See the announcement here. Letters of Intent are due by end of day on Monday, July 22. Letters should be no more than 1 page and should include a descriptive title and summary of proposed research. 

Previous Funding Opportunities:

DMRF Canada and Banting Research Foundation Discovery Award: Deadline for Applications: March 15, 2019

DMRF Canada Clinical and Research Fellowship. Deadline for Applications: December 21, 2018

DMRF Canada Grant – Funding Better Clinical Treatments for Dystonia. Letter of Intent Due: December 21, 2018. 

DMRF and Cure Dystonia Now Launch RFA - Deadline October 15, 2018 

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 healthcare advances to find a cure for dystonia. The Banting Research Foundation Discover Award Recipient was announced in June 2018. Click here for details.