The Marfan Foundation

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Research Grants

Our grant program provides financial support for investigators studying all aspects of Marfan syndrome and related disorders. Special areas of interest include:

  • Basic research, translational studies, and clinical studies in cardiovascular, genetic, orthopedic and ophthalmologic issues utilizing synergistic collaborations
  • Research GrantsIntegration of novel theories from non-traditional researchers into established paradigms
  • Novel animal model systems
  • Innovation and the distillation of knowledge into practical new therapies

We encourage fellows, junior investigators, faculty, and international investigators to apply. To access the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the fellowship or early investigator grant programs, click here. To access the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the faculty grant program, please click here. Please refer to the specific criteria for each of our grant programs below.

Early Investigator Grant Program

Faculty Grant Program

Victor A McKusick Fellowship Program

Please note that 2013 application deadlines for these programs have passed and we are no longer accepting new proposals. The links above will lead you to more information about these programs, including eligibility criteria and 2014 deadlines. Please check back periodically for new notices of requests for proposals.

Funded Grants: 2010 - 2012

Click here for a list of 2010-2012 research grants funded through our research program.