HDSA Research Programs

The Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) currently has two research grant opportunities available to support HD researchers. 

1) HD Human Biology Project

The HD Human Biology Project is HDSA’s first major research initiative since the Coalition for the Cure.  The grant program will foster innovative research at the HDSA Centers of Excellence with the goal of better understanding the biology of Huntington’s disease (HD) as it occurs in humans.  Researchers from around the world are invited to submit patient-centric research proposals that could help answer critical biological questions in the pathogenesis of HD or those that could immediately impact the quality of life for HD patients.

Additional goals for this program are that it will provide a platform for the recruitment of outstanding young investigators to HD research and facilitate international research collaborations that may not otherwise happen. The program will accept letters of intent once a year.

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2) Donald A. King Summer Research Fellowship

The Donald A. King Summer Research Fellowship sponsors college students to pursue an HD research project during the summer months.  Fellowship recipients, working under the supervision of senior HD scientists, will undertake a project that is focused and achievable in a short timeframe, yet helpful in guiding future HD research.   Applications are accepted between December and March each year. 

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