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Research Grants

We are committed to supporting the highest standard of research in pursuit of our mission. Currently, the Myrovlytis Trust provides grants for research into our priority areas of Birt-Hogg Dubé Syndrome, related kidney disorders and osteosarcoma.

The Myrovlytis Trust encourages application from innovative laboratories worldwide. With the exception of Public Engagement and Travel Grants, there is only one form for all applicants, whether primary investigator, early-career researcher or doctoral student. Detailed guidelines are provided on the first page of the application.

Notes for applicants:

We welcome initial pre-proposals before submission of the full grant application form. The pre-proposal should be one paragraph and include an estimate of costs. Please email the pre-proposal to grants@myrovlytistrust.org.

 All publications resulting from studies funded by the Myrovlytis Trust should acknowledge the funding source.

Small/ Pilot Studies

Up to £20,000 funding to initiate a one-year study with clear milestones related to our aims. Applications can be made at any time.

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PhD Studentships

3 years funding for a PhD student, including stipend, university fees and consumables. These are generally capped at £85,000 (according to standard costings in the UK), but we are of course happy to discuss variations across countries. Applications can be made at any time, with funding decisions made in October of each year.

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Project Grants

Funding of up to £300,000 is available for project grants of 3 years. Applications can be made at any time, with funding decisions made in October of each year.

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Public Engagement Grants

Grants of up to £5000 are available for projects involving patients and/or the public in order to advance knowledge, provide advocacy and raise awareness of rare diseases and new technologies. Please use our dedicated public engagement grant application form. Applications can be made at any time.

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Travel Grants

Travel grants are available to support attendance at a conference or international collaborative research.  The maximum individual award is £1000. Please use our dedicated travel grant application form. Applications can be made at any time.

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