PhD Scholarship Funding Cancelled This Year

18 May 2020

Due to the financial effect COVID-19 is having on Muscular Dystrophy UK’s ability to generate income, they have with great regret had to cancel their 2020 Grant Round. This includes the PhD scholarship scheme we were undertaking jointly with them. We had received six application for projects related to SMA.

Sadly, it would be unrealistic for SMA UK to organise our own process. Additionally, as for MDUK, Covid-19 has had a massive impact on SMA UK’s income. We are predicting a 56% drop from the level we achieved in 2019/20. As a result, we have cancelled all family events and are having to focus on trying to raise funds just to keep our core information and support services operating.

We are very sorry about this disappointing news for this year and hope that the applicants might be able to find another source of support. If this does not prove possible and they are still looking for funding next year, we hope we will be in a better position and able to work with MDUK again.