Apply for a UMDF Research Grant

UMDF awards grants to researchers and clinicians focused on advancing science in the field of mitochondrial disease. Funds will be awarded in fiscal year 2024 across three unique categories to cultivate the most promising science.

  • accelerators Postdoctoral Fellow – $50,000 for up to two years
  • Principal Investigator – $100,000+ for up to two years
  • Clinical Trial Readiness – up to $100,000 for one year

The Selection Process

Peer review, the hallmark of UMDF’s Research Grant Program for the past twenty years, remains a critical component of the selection process.  The UMDF Scientific and Medical Advisory Board, in conjunction with select external experts, provide objective reviews and also assist in making award selections. We also involve the UMDF donor community in selecting a winner for the accelerators prize.

Submission Process

All UMDF grants are submitted using our grant portal found here.


Request for Proposals is OPEN

Please review the Request for Proposals developed for this grant cycle by clicking here.