2015 CMA - TMF Research Grant

The Canadian Marfan Foundation (CMA) is pleased to announce it's third year in partnership with The Marfan Foundation (previously the National Marfan Foundation) to support Marfan syndrome and related disorder research. Applications are being requested for a two-year grant for basic or clinical research. The grant program is designed to provide financial support for faculty investigators studying any or all disciplines involved in Marfan syndrome and related disorders. The investigator must have proven ability to pursue independent research as evidenced by original research publications in peer-reviewed journals and hold a position of Associate Professor or above. Faculty with less experience who have received an NIH R-01 grant or similar are also eligible to apply. International applications are accepted. Grant awards are based on proposal evaluation by the Marfan Foundation Scientific Advisory Board with the approval of the Foundation’s and CMA’s Board of Directors. The Marfan Foundation and Canadian Marfan Association will co-fund the two-year grant for $100,000 at $ 50,000 per year. The Marfan Foundation will fund one to two additional $100,000 2-year grants. The CMA Research Grant Program is funded by The Temerty Family Foundation.

International applicants are welcome and encouraged.

Submissions must be made through The Marfan Foundation website using the provided application forms only, by clicking the links below. Proposals MUST be prepared according to the guidelines provided.

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.  

2015 Request for Proposals
2015 Faculty Grant Program Guidelines
2015 Faculty Grant Application Forms
2015 Grant Submission


Important Dates and Deadlines:

Proposals due by: April 27, 2015

Decision by: October 1, 2015

Funds available by: January 1, 2016

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 genetic aortic disorders through fostering research.

For additional funding opportunities provided by The Marfan Foundation for early investigators and fellowships www.marfan.org