Research Grant Applications

Please note that the Ehlers-Danlos Society offers a maximum of 5% uplift of the value of the grant for indirect costs.

The Ehlers-Danlos Society aspires to offer grants annually, with calls for clinical research proposals early in the year and for basic science later in the year. We will also offer grants of varying value to reflect the different nature of researcher requirements, including microgrants. Click here for our 2020 Research Grant announcement.

APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED

In early 2020 the applications opened for the Spring Microgrants program 2020. The society was able to award a number of $5000 microgrants to assist researchers undertaking research, surveys and data analysis in the areas of Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS) and hypermobility spectrum disorders (HSD).

A full announcement of the grants awarded in the Clinical Research Major Grants and Spring Microgrants 2020 is due to be released in December 2020. 

In addition to the earlier Spring Microgrants, The Society will be awarding up to an additional 9 grants of up to $5000 each in the next microgrant round. Typically, though not exclusively, these awards are given to assist researchers undertaking small study hypothesis testing, activities such as surveys, or collation and analysis of existing data, for example, in the areas of Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS) and hypermobility spectrum disorders (HSD).

This round is now closed for submissions. 

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APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED

The Basic Research round will award grants ranging between $50,000 to $150,000 from a total funs of $400,000. the grants aim to support studies likely to require 1-3 years to complete and to cover the costs for researchers and study equipment. All research topics aiming to improve our understanding of pathophysiological mechanisms underlying Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS) and hypermobility spectrum disorders (HSD) will be considered, including e.g. :

  • Gene and mutation discovery
  • Basic and translational research using different animal and cellular models
  • Genomic, transcriptomic, proteomic and metabolic studies
  • Pathophysiological mechanisms of EDS

This round is now closed for submissions. 

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The Ehlers-Danlos Society is pleased to announce a round of grants for research into the molecular basis of disease in hEDS/HSD from an available fund of $500,000.

The grant amount may be up to a maximum of $250,000 for studies that may take 6 months to 3 years to complete, on topics such as:
• Gene and mutation discovery
• Studies in animals or in vitro systems
• Genomic, transcriptomic, proteomic, or metabolic studies
• Pathophysiological mechanisms in hEDS/HSD
• Diagnostic markers

For studies requiring serum or plasma, the EDS Society Biobank anticipates having serum and plasma samples within the next few months from several hundred individuals meeting the 2017 criteria for hEDS.

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2020 Clinical Research Major Grants


The Clinical Research round will award grants ranging between $50,000 to $150,000 from a total fund of $400,000. These grants aim to support studies likely to require 1-3 years to complete and to cover the costs for researchers and study equipment. All areas of health and social care, and education applicable to our research priorities that have a direct impact on care in the Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS) and hypermobility spectrum disorders (HSD) will be considered.

Clinical Research Grants Timeline:

  • Announcement Date – 9 March, 2020
  • Submission Deadline – 30 June, 2020
  • Award Notification – 16 October, 2020

This round is now closed for submissions. 

A full announcement of the grants awarded in the Clinical Research Major Grants and Spring Microgrants 2020 is due to be released in December 2020.