Research Grant Applications

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.

2020 Spring Microgrants


The Society will be awarding around 9 grants of up to $5000 each in this Spring 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).

Spring Microgrants Timeline:

  • Announcement Date – 5 February, 2020
  • Submission Deadline – 30 June, 2020
  • Award Notification – 4 September, 2020

This round is now closed for submissions. 

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. 

Online application for the Basic Science Research grants round will open in the Fall of 2020.

Online application for the Fall/Autumn Microgrant round will open in the Fall of 2020.