The Muscular Dystrophy Association Grant Program

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George Argyros Jr. is the founder and CEO of Elite Financial Group Llc., and a long time Newport Beach, California resident. As a community member, George Argyros Jr. is involve and support numerous charitable organizations. Among the organizations he supports is the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Founded in 1950 the Muscular Dystrophy Association is an organization dedicated to finding cure and more effective treatments for neuromuscular diseases. The Muscular Dystrophy Association achieves these goals by funding research, advocating for greater access to care, and providing support for individuals suffering from neuromuscular diseases as well as their families and carers. The Muscular Dystrophy Association funds research through its program of grants.

The Muscular Dystrophy Association’s’ research grants are currently funding 200 research projects in 12 countries. There are four types of grant: basic research, translational research, clinical research, and infrastructure.

Each type of grant is aimed at solving a different problems. Basic research grants are for researchers studying the biological processes that lead to neuromuscular diseases. Translational research grants fund the development of new treatments for neuromuscular diseases; clinical research grants fund new treatment regimes that are moving to clinical trials. Finally, the infrastructure grants which exist to fill community needs.

While the first three types of grants are open to external applications, the fourth is not. Letters of intent for the next round of grants are due June 15 this year.