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Research Program

We believe our grant programs create a consistent effort to support the early careers of researchers with an interest in migraine disease. Our nonprofit organization resembles the role of venture capital organizations that nurture start-up companies.

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.

The Carney Institute for Brain Science 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

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

2018-19 Patricia Pozo-Rosich, Ph.D.

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 follow this link to see more info and to apply for a grant.