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Professors Affiliated with IHEs for Research Related to Myhre Syndrome

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Myhre Syndrome Foundation (MSF)

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Grants to USA, Canada, and International post-doctoral students, research scientists, and professors at academic institutions or affiliated with the pharmaceutical industry for research related to Myhre syndrome. Funding is intended for novel approaches to treatment, to raise funding, to encourage early-career researchers to pursue Myhre research, and to discover a cure.

The purpose of the MSF is to serve Myhre syndrome families by providing a network of hope and support and to collaborate with scientific and medical communities to encourage and fund promising research and advocate for better treatments and a cure for those with Myhre syndrome. 

Myhre syndrome is a rare genetic condition with approximately 200 documented cases worldwide. Both its symptoms and severity are highly variable and substantial research is needed to understand its complexities. For this reason, the MSF awards grants to applicants who seek to conduct basic, pre-clinical, translational, and clinical research projects that investigate all aspects of Myhre syndrome. 

The MSF is particularly interested in funding research projects that have the potential to accomplish one or more of the following:

  • Identify novel therapies that may significantly improve the quality of life of individuals with Myhre syndrome;
  • Address an important or novel research question related to Myhre syndrome;
  • Investigate an aspect of Myhre syndrome that is less well researched or is a promising new area for research;
  • Promote and encourage Myhre syndrome research in young investigators;
  • Produce preliminary data that would facilitate broader or more substantial funding from agencies, foundations, or corporations in the future;
  • Discover a cure for Myhre syndrome.

There are two funding types:

  • Idea applications are well-suited for basic research/discovery science applications and have a lower threshold for the amount of preliminary data required compared to Development applications.
  • Development applications have a higher threshold of preliminary data and are ideally suited for proposals with clear implications for therapeutic development.

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GrantWatch ID#: 199303

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Idea: US $50,000 maximum
Development: US $100,000 maximum

Term of Contract:

Idea: 1-2 years in duration
Development: 2-3 years in duration

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible to apply for research grant funding from the MSF, individuals or teams of Applicants must demonstrate the following:
- Applicant(s) must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree;
- Applicant(s) must currently hold a full-time position at any level (post-doctoral, research scientist, assistant/associate/full professor, etc.) at an academic institution or in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry;
- Applicant(s) will be considered from both the United States and internationally.

Applicants must be independent investigators (e.g. faculty appointment), postdoctoral fellows cannot apply.

Please note the following will not be funded by the MSF. Collaborator salaries; Salaries or stipends for students; General institutional expenses; General fundraising campaign expenses such as dinners and mass mailings; Miscellaneous expenses unrelated to the research project including but not limited to journal subscriptions, advertisements, tuition fees, professional society dues, meals, receptions, or parking fees.

Pre-Application Information:

Key Dates:
- Optional Letter of Intent - Rolling acceptance with two-week turnaround
- Full Applications - Due Tuesday, November 30, 2021
- Grantees Announced - March 2022

Acknowledgment of MSF’s receipt of the grant application will be sent by e-mail to the principal investigator within 7 days of the receipt of the application.

Letters of Support from collaborators are encouraged components of Full Applications.

Only proposals written in English can be considered.


Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Please submit applications via email to and title your email ‘Research Grant Application’

Please direct questions to the above email address.

Myhre Syndrome Foundation
25 Creekwood Circle
Richardson, TX 75080
(202) 656-9473 (202-65MYHRE)

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