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Opportunity profile: Living with a neuromuscular disorder

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In its latest grant round Muscular Dystrophy UK seeks bids focused on quality of life

Top tips:

  • Muscular Dystrophy UK particularly welcomes bids on quality of life in this round and is open to applicants from relevant fields without strong experience of neuromuscular disorders.
  • However, such applicants should ensure they are supported by specialist peers.
  • More generally non-scientific or clinical healthcare expertise—from physiotherapists, for example—will be especially appreciated.
  • Do not leave the lay summary as an afterthought, it is crucial in determining whether your bid gets full consideration.

Muscular Dystrophy UK funds research into the family of 60 rare and very rare progressive muscle-weakening and wasting conditions which affect around 70,000 people in the UK. In operation since 1959, it has spent more than £55 million on research into muscular dystrophies and other neuromuscular conditions.

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