We believe that substantial and strategic investment in research is how we’ll achieve our vision of a world without SMA.

For researchers working in spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), Cure SMA’s investment in research and the researcher community includes the following:

Funding Opportunities

  • We’ve invested more than $82 million in SMA research since 1984. Learn more about our funding process and view current RFPs. You can also read about past projects we’ve funded and about the review committees who make our funding decisions.


SMA Research Meeting

  • Each year, we host the SMA Research & Clinical Care Meeting, the largest SMA researcher and healthcare provider conference in the world. Find out the date and location of our upcoming conference, abstract submission process, and read about past conferences.


Clinical Trial Recruitment

  • With connections to thousands of individuals with SMA and their families, we offer industry researchers the opportunity to identify and connect with potential participants for clinical trials and studies. Learn about our process and see how we can help.