2012 CMA-NMF Research Grant

The Canadian Marfan Association Research Grant Program
Funded by The Temerty Family Foundation

The Canadian Marfan Foundation (CMA) is pleased to announce a new partnership with the National Marfan Foundation (NMF) to support Marfan syndrome and related disorder research. Applications are being request for a one- or two-year grant for basic or clinical research. The grant program is designed to provide financial support for investigators studying any or all disciplines involved in Marfan syndrome and related disorders. Grant awards are based on proposal evaluation by the NMF Scientific Advisory Board with the approval of the NMF Board of Directors. The NMF and CMA will co-fund the two-year grant for $100,000. The NMF will award additional one-year grants for $50,000 each. The CMA Research Grant Program is funded by The Temerty Family Foundation and the NMF Grant Program is funding partially by the Morford Family. 

International applicants are welcome and encouraged.

Submissions must be made to the National Marfan Foundation using the provided application form only by clicking the link below and submitting the form. 

Special areas of interest include basic research, translational studies and clinical studies in cardiovascular, genetic, orthopedic and ophthalmologic issues utilizing synergistic collaborations, integration of novel theories from non-traditional researchers into established paradigms, novel animal model systems; innovation and the distillation of knowledge into practical new therapies. Proposals from junior investigators, new investigators and international investigators are also welcomed.

Request for Proposals

Guidelines and Applications


Important Dates and Deadlines:

Proposals due by: June 11, 2012

Decision by: November 1, 2012 

Funds available by: January 1, 2013

We would like to sincerely thank The Temerty Family Foundation and the National Marfan Foundation for their continued support. The CMA, Temerty Family Foundation, and NMF partnership allows us to achieve our mission to improve the quality of life for patients with Marfan, Loeys-Dietz, and related connective tissue and cardiovascular disorders through fostering research.

See more information on the NMF Victor A. McKusick Felloweship Program at www.marfan.org