Kennedy's Disease Association

A Public Benefit, Non-Profit Organization

"The KDA web site is a source of real information and even stories of other guys with the same problem. All of a sudden I was not alone, and also the information about the research going on gave me hope."

KDA Research Grants

ResearchThe KDA's focus in recent years has been to provide “seed-money” to post-doc and other young researchers who do not currently have the funding or credentials to receive funding from larger organizations such as the National Institute of Health or the MDA. This “seed-money” normally provides the researcher an opportunity to further his/her research while giving him/her time to apply for other grants.

The KDA's Scientific Review Board reviews all applications with a focus on research projects that are specific to or could be used in finding a treatment or cure for Kennedy’s Disease.

As of November, 2018, the KDA has awarded $1,233,214 in research grants to help find a cure or treatment for Kennedy's Disease.  To see all of the research grants funded, click here.

"I received a pilot grant from the KDA early in my career at a particularly vulnerable time for young scientists, before receiving my first grant from the NIH. The foundation's support made a big impact, helping enable us to generate a mouse model that we continue to study to understand disease mechanisms and therapeutic targets."

Andrew Lieberman, MD PhD
University of Michigan Medical School