Myocarditis Research and Grant Program

Myocarditis, Heart Failure and Sudden Death Research Grant Program

 

Researcher examines sample.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.

 

Myocarditis Foundation Research Grants

One of the most critical aspects of myocarditis research is encouraging promising physician-scientists to devote their talents to this important work. To do so, 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 $40,000 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 on the basis of 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

For applicants who desire help in selecting a preceptor, the Myocarditis Foundation maintains a list of potential candidates. At the end of the funding period, 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.

A request for proposals will be issued in September of each year. To apply, download the documents below, and then submit your completed application directly to info@myocarditisfoundation.org.

The deadline for submission of materials is December 1, and all award decisions will be rendered no later than December 31.

American Heart Association/Myocarditis Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship

Postdoctoral research is often the first step in a fruitful career in healthcare or medical research. In this spirit, the Myocarditis Foundation and American Heart Association (AHA) have joined forces to offer a postdoctoral fellowship award to support innovative research projects focused on myocarditis that address any of the following:

  • Etiology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment
  • Epidemiology
  • Prevention

Each organization will provide 50 percent of award funding to support well-qualified applicants and promising research projects. Eligible applicants will have successfully completed all doctoral-level studies and fall above the AHA payline/be approved for funding.

To apply, applicants must submit a postdoctoral fellowship application to their local AHA affiliate. Visit the AHA online for more information about annual application requirements.

Find Support for Your Myocarditis Research

To date, there is no cure for myocarditis. However with the diligent work of researchers around the world and efforts like the Myocarditis Foundation’s first-of-its-kind BioBank, patients and their doctors have more diagnostic options and successful treatments than ever before. For additional information, contact us online or call 281-713-2962 today.

Help us find answers! Complete your Myocarditis Foundation Research Grant Application Form and email directly to info@myocarditisfoundation.org