Apply for Funding from the

CMT Research Foundation


Our mission is to fund the most promising research for CMT which leads to the development of therapeutics for all types of CMT.

Our research priorities drive our funding decisions, however, if you have an interesting approach or idea, we want to hear from you.

 General Application Information

Application Information: There is no application deadline. The CMTRF would like to advance research as quickly as possible if it aligns with our key objectives. 

Average Duration: One year with potential for follow-on funding. Multi-year proposals with clearly defined milestones will be considered.

Average Award: Typical awards will range from $100,000 to 150,000 per year, based on stage and scope of research. Exceptional proposals with higher budgets may be considered. For studies requiring additional support, co-funding from other funding agencies, companies or investors is encouraged. Please identify cost-sharing opportunities in the LOI.

Eligibility: Funding is open to researchers and clinicians worldwide. Academic medical centers, universities, non-profit and for-profit research organizations are encouraged to apply. Biotechnology companies with an interest and focus in CMT therapeutic development are especially encouraged to submit applications. Funding to for-profit organizations is provided when the project aligns with the mission of the CMT Research Foundation.  Funding by the CMT Research Foundation requires a return on investment based upon scientific and/or business milestones. Both existing companies and new startups are both eligible.

The CMTRF considers its application process an iterative one, and we would be happy to talk to you about your program. For program-related or application submission inquiries, please send your inquiries to Dr. Keith Fargo, CSO:  

Application Process 

1. Letter of Intent Review 

Please submit a 1-2 page letter of intent (PDF format)  through our online portal.  Highlight the specific aims of the project and the milestones expected to be reached after each phase.  Identify any collaborations with companies or institutions that may advance the findings or may co-fund the project.  We will evaluate the alignment of your project with our foundation’s mission and objectives.  You will receive a response generally within two weeks.  If the response is in the affirmative, you will be asked to submit a full proposal, which will be evaluated by our SAB. 

Submit your proposal through our online portal 

2. Full Proposal Review 

After the Letter of Intent review, you may be invited to submit a full proposal (PDF format) that includes: 

  • Lay Summary
  • Scientific Summary and Rationale
  • Specific Aims
  • Background
  • Preliminary Results
  • Experimental Plan
  • References
  • Gantt Chart for Completion of Experimental Plan
  • Detailed Budget with Justification*
  • Other Support (Current and Pending)
  • CVs for the Research Team(s) 

You will receive feedback generally within four weeks from submission regarding the status of your proposal after review by the SAB. 

*The CMT Research Foundation will fund up to 10% of indirect costs.