Grant program

AMD has developed a comprehensive program that helps not only to fund specific research projects, but also to launch the careers of those willing to specialize in migraine research. We offer programs to introduce students into this area of neuroscience, through shadowing programs, travel grants, small introductory grants and then support more experienced researchers to explore new ideas with intermediate-sized grants, managed by the Migraine Research Foundation.

Our expectation is that the best of these ideas will be ready to apply to much larger grants, such as those offered by NIH. The most unique aspect of our program is our support of interdisciplinary migraine-related research at the Brown Institute for Brain Science and the funding of a post-doctoral fellowship in migraine research.

  • Post doctoral research position

    This unique program funds an opportunity for a graduate student to launch their career in migraine research at the Brown Institute for Brain Science.

    First recipient: Tyler Clark Brown, PhD

    Second recipient: Bruno Pradier, PhD
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  • Incubator grants

    The Migraine Research Foundation (MRF) and the Association of Migraine Disorders (AMD) announce the opening of a joint Request for Proposals for migraine research grants. The application deadline is at the end of July each year.

    MRF is committed to discovering the causes, improving the treatments, and finding a cure, and AMD stimulates increased research in the area of migraine disorders. 

    We seek projects that will help sufferers by advancing our ability to understand and treat migraine. As a result, we offer seed-money grants for projects that are important, achievable, and innovative that will ultimately lead to better treatment and quality of life for sufferers of migraine and migraine disorders. 

    While we welcome all proposals relevant to basic or clinical migraine research, we are particularly interested in translational projects and those related to migraine variants, the relationship between concussions and migraines, post-traumatic headaches and migraine, hormonal effects on the nervous system, effects of nutrition on migraine, and other migraine variants, such as vestibular migraine and sinus migraine. Projects should take an original approach to the subject and have the potential to move the field forward in a significant way. 

    Please be advised that due to the large number of grant requests we receive, applications must follow the required format and conform to the guidelines to be considered.

    Visit the grant page at the Migraine Research Foundation's website to see details and the application.

    Grants awarded to:

    2016-17 Lyn Griffiths, Ph D

    2017-18 Suzanne Bertisch, MD

  • Resident research grant

    The program offers one-year grants to any Residents conducting a research project that is related to improving our understanding of migraine variants. The Resident Research Grants are available at any time.

    We are using CORE to administer our Resident Research Grants. You can download the CORE pdf and follow the links provided to see more info and to apply for a grant.

  • Resident travel award

    The Association of Migraine Disorders selects several Otolaryngology trainees annually to receive a Resident Travel Award. Eligible scientific meetings and deadlines for specific applications will be announced on our website, FaceBook page and through the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery publications.

    The Association of Migraine Disorders believes that many head and neck symptoms have a common neurologic origin, related to the pathophysiology of migraine headaches. We believe that a greater understanding of neurology and a closer relationship with the other specialties that are also experiencing migraine equivalent neuropathies will better prepare the next generation of otolaryngologists to become the leaders in the research and clinical applications of neuroscience.

    The value of the Otolaryngology Resident Travel Award is:

    • Up to $1000 USD for a student currently enrolled in an Otolaryngology Residency program located in the USA

    The criterion for selection is based primarily on a short essay describing a reason or an experience which has drawn your interest to the subject of migraine-related head and neck conditions.

    If selected, a letter from your Residency Director (confirming your good standing in the program) will be required for reimbursement.

    The Award monies will be provided to each selected Otolaryngology Resident after the meeting. A short questionnaire and appropriate receipts documenting transportation, lodging and registration costs will be required before any Award monies are delivered.

    Download the Resident Travel Grant application

    Download the Reimbursement Form

    Complete an application and submit with your CV by one of the following methods:

    You may email us if you have questions.

    Upcoming eligible scientific meetings:

    Note: We are updating our current Resident Travel Award application form, so please check back for the new version as it becomes available for the next conferences listed below.

    • Scottsdale Headache Symposium, held in November in Scottsdale, Arizona

    • Headache Cooperative of New England Annual Conference, held in March in Stowe, Vermont

    • Headache Update, held in July at Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, Florida

    Submission Deadline: 4 weeks prior to the the date of selected conference. Recipients of the Award will notified approximately two weeks after the deadline. This organization reserves the right to publish the names of the Travel Award recipients.