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 2021 across three unique categories to cultivate the most promising science.

UMDF Family Impact Fund – $100,000+ for up to two years

accelerators Postdoctoral Fellow – $50,000 for up to two years

Leigh Syndrome Roadmap Project – $25,000 to $50,000 for up to two years

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. The following are anticipated launch dates for fiscal year 2021 research grant funding cycles (subject to change):

September 2020: UMDF Family Impact Fund prizes

January 2021: accelerators Postdoctoral Fellow prize

June 2021: Leigh Syndrome Roadmap Project prizes