Migraine Disorders Research Grants

Migraine Disorders Research Grants

Joint Grant with Migraine Research Foundation:

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 was August 1, 2014.

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, childhood migraine and chronic 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.

Click here to access the joint MRF / AMD grant guidelines and application.


Our understanding of how traditional migraine attacks may relate to many other sensory and autonomic symptoms is limited by a lack of information.
In 2012 NIH revealed that they had funded only $8 million for migraine-related research. This fraction of 1% of total NIH research funding is striking when it is known that the migraine condition affects between 20-30% of the female population and is estimated to be the third most prevalent medical condition.

Our organization believes that there may be an underlying neuropathy as the cause of many conditions, such as cyclical vomiting syndrome, fibromyalgia and restless leg syndrome. If this proves to be true, better understanding of this neuropathy may help the medical community treat a spectrum of disorders and relieve a lot of patient misery.
Our organization would like to stimulate research that might help in the diagnosis and treatment of this spectrum of migraine-related neuropathies.

If you have questions regarding this application, please email grants@migrainedisorders.org

View our Research Grant Recipients for 2013-2014 here.