Help us understand what causes MND

We fund a range of projects that aim to understand what causes motor neurons to die.  This is essential to allow the development of treatments.  Only by understanding what goes wrong in MND can scientists know how to design and where to target drugs and other therapies.

Our annual grant awards for projects looking into the causes of MND come under three different schemes:

  • Project grants - usually awarded a maximum of £255,000 for up to three years to allow an in depth investigation of an area of research
  • PhD Studentships - a cost-effective means of conducting biomedical research, while ensuring high calibre graduates can undertake a PhD training in MND-related research. These projects are awarded approximately £100,000 over three years.
  • Non-Clinical Fellowships - aim to retain and develop early and mid-career MND researchers conducting biomedical research. These fellowships are for up to four years, with the financial award varying from up to £270,000 for a junior fellowship and up to £440,000 for a senior fellowship.

Read a summary of the currently funded research projects that are looking into the causes of MND.

“Hearing the latest results from the lab is what gets me out of bed every morning. We need to find out what causes motor neurone degeneration if we are to cure MND.”
Prof Chris Shaw, King’s College London

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