Posted: 04/11/2019
Category: General News


  • Funds of up to $100,000 for one year are available for support of research directly related to the cause of, treatment for, and complications derived from treatments for benign essential blepharospasm or Meige's Syndrome, both forms of cranial dystonia.
  • Proposals for improvement of existing treatments and for new treatments (such as medical marijuana and neuroplasticity training for blepharospasm) are welcome.
  • Novel therapies for apraxia of eyelid opening, dry eye, and photophobia will also be considered for funding.
  • M.D. or Ph.D. is required for principal investigator.
  • Non-U.S. citizens working at institutions abroad are eligible to apply for a research grant.
  • To obtain complete grant guidelines and application form contact
    Benign Essential Blepharospasm Research Foundation at (409) 832-0788 or by email at
  • Application deadline: August 31, 2019

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