The Myositis Association has a competitive grant program for innovative pilot research into any type of immune-mediated myositis. Fellowship funding is available for $50,000 per year for 2 years, and pilot project grant funding is available for a maximum of $100,000 per year for 2 years.

2020 Research Fellow Application – (word version) (.pdf version) to support an early stage clinical or basic investigator that has demonstrated commitment to the field of myositis and who conveys a clear path to research independence.

2020 Pilot Grant Application – (word version) (.pdf version) This funding is to fund new and innovative research pilot projects in the hope that they will attract funding from other sources (such as NIH).

NIH Biosketch format

Research Guidelines

Letter of Intent due May 1, 2020
Full application due June 30, 2020
Funding decisions made November, 2020

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Upcoming Webinar

Dr. Conrad “Chris” Weihl
Position Your Myositis Grant For Success
April 9, 2019 @12 noon ET

In this webinar, TMA medical advisor and research committee chair Dr. Conrad “Chris” Weihl speaks to investigators who hope to submit a research grant application as well as institutional leaders who advise trainees and early career faculty.