Myocarditis is a rare disease, and many medical professionals lack the resources needed to care for affected patients. That’s why the Myocarditis Foundation is proud to sponsor myocarditis research grants dedicated to diagnosis, treatment, and an eventual cure. If you’re interested in conducting research related to myocarditis, our grants could help you take the next step on the journey to eradicating this disease.

The Myocarditis Foundation Research Grant supports the training and career development of those who are dedicated to the study of myocarditis. Research Grants are intended to offer seed funding to support the early stages of long-term research, from the investigation of an initial hypothesis to the collection of preliminary data.

Grant recipients will receive a $50,000 stipend payable over the course of one year. This amount does not include additional funding for benefits, travel and/or other costs associated with research. At the end of the grant period, recipients should be well-prepared to seek long-term funding from the National Institute of Health (NIH) or other major granting institution.

Grants are awarded through a peer review process conducted by our Medical Advisory Board based on the scientific excellence and relevance to myocarditis research overall.

To be eligible for a Myocarditis Foundation Research Grant, applicants must:

  • Apply within 10 years after earning an MD, PhD or equivalent degree
  • Conduct all research activities in the U.S. or Canada
  • Work with a preceptor who demonstrates a proven commitment to myocarditis research and will provide support during the application process
  • Provide a five-page or less research plan that details a hypothesis, goals, background and/or significance, preliminary data, methodology and expected results
  • Prepare a cover letter, supporting letter from the applicant’s preceptor and short biographies of both applicant and preceptor
  • Include a letter of recommendation from the preceptor

At the end of the funding period, (July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024), applicants must submit a final report detailing their findings. Be aware that funding allows the Myocarditis Foundation to cite completed research in all print and online publications, and the Myocarditis Foundation must be credited in any publications resulting from funded research.

Click here for information needed to submit a grant request. The deadline for submission is December 1, 2022.

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