This section is dedicated specifically to researchers. You will find here the information about the opportunities of rare diseases research funding at the national level in  "National RD funding initiatives" and "Next generation sequencing facilities database" that groups sequencing platforms from Europe and Associated countires.

Association Française Contre les Myopathies

The Association Française Contre les Myopathies (AFM), is a French association of patients and patients’ families. It was created in 1958 and is regulated by the law of “1st July 1901” (non-profit organization).
Its long-term goal is to find therapeutic treatments (especially genetic therapies) for neuromuscular diseases.
Its short-term goal is to improve patients’ quality of life, access to health care and better social services.
Although initially the Association was dedicated only to neuromuscular diseases, today AFM funds research on many other rare diseases.
Since 1987 AFM organizes French Téléthon, which is a principal resource of funds and communication tool of the association.
Title of the programme: Call for Proposals AFM

Recurrence of the programme: yearly

Type of programme: Thematic call for proposals including:

  • Research projects
  • Research projects renewal (2nd year, exceptionally 3rd year)
  • Trampoline grants – to support investigators early in their professional career (max. 50 000 € for 1 year)
  • PhD Fellowships
  • PhD Fellowships renewal (2nd or 3rd year)
  • Post-doctoral Fellowships
  • Post-doctoral Fellowships renewal (2nd year)

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