2024 Research Grant Program Focused on IBM and JM

How can I apply for TMA research funding? 

Letters of interest and, if invited, full proposals can be submitted through the Proposal Central platform.  

If I have been funded by TMA in the past, may I apply for new funding again? 

Absolutely! Please send us your proposal! 

Is TMA no longer providing funding for fellowships and pilot projects? 

TMA’s 2024 funding opportunities are distinct from our pilot project and fellowship grants of recent years. TMA remains committed to supporting promising junior investigators as well as innovative early-stage pilot projects, whether through grant funding or other mechanisms. Early-career researchers are encouraged to apply for the 2024 grants. 

Why is TMA offering research funding only in IBM and JM in 2024? 

The 2024 research grants are funded by TMA donors who specified these forms of myositis when creating fundraisers and special events to support TMA research. TMA thanks the contributors whose generosity made possible this funding cycle, including the Autrey Family and The Bill M. and Cecile Autrey Ham Charitable Foundation. 

How can I support myositis research at TMA? 

TMA leadership is happy to receive donations in support of our research grant program. Those who wish to sponsor or supplement the research grant fund can email us to set up a time to discuss.  

When will TMA announce their 2025 research grant program? 

We expect to announce 2025 funding opportunities in the first quarter of next year. Please sign up for our email list as a healthcare professional to be sure to see the announcement when it is made.  

What if I have a different question or need additional information? 

For questions about TMA’s Research Grant Program, please contact Linda Kobert, TMA’s Research and Communications Specialist at linda@myositis.org.  

For questions related to the Proposal Central portal, please contact tech support at pcsupport@altum.com.