Our Research:

Research Funding

SMA Foundation

Our current focus is on drug discovery and clinical development of SMA therapeutics. As a reflection of this focus, the SMA Foundation’s external funding is limited in scope to work that will have an immediate impact on late translational research or clinical trials.

  • Only principal investigators can apply for funding.
  • Interested researchers should submit a letter of intent. All letters of intent and inquiries should be directed to loi@smafoundation.org.
  • Grant applications are accepted by invitation only.

For more details on SMA Foundation funding policies, please read the SMA Foundation Research Program Guidelines.

Other Funding Sources:
FDA Office of Orphan Products Development (OPD) Orphan Products Grants Program
Cure SMA
FightSMA
MDA 
NICHD
NINDS
SMA Europe