Kennedy's Disease Association

A Public Benefit, Non-Profit Organization

"Kennedy's Disease can be a lonely existence in many ways, but the KDA makes me feel I'm not alone, thank you."

KDA Research Grants

Research

2019 Research Grant Proposal Announcement - information is at the bottom of the page. 

The 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

2019 Research Grant Proposal Announcement

The Kennedy's Disease Association (KDA) is planning to fund one or more research grants this fall to further the understanding of the pathological mechanisms of Kennedy's Disease. Applications from junior investigators and from senior post-doctoral fellows are encouraged. The KDA will be offering two levels of funding.  For independent investigators (e.g. assistant professors, etc.), grants will be funding up to $75,000.  For postdoctoral fellows/senior trainees, grants will be funding for up to $50,000.  For the latter, please include a letter of support from your mentor as a supplement to your application. Your proposals must be received by Friday, July 13, 2019. For more detailed information, click here.