Small roadblocks should never halt therapeutic discovery. That’s why we created our mini grant initiative for KIF1A researchers.

Launched in 2021, these mini grants are designed to aid researchers with KIF1A-focused projects that help advance KIF1A.ORG’s mission of accelerating research to find a cure for KAND. With these mini grants, we aim to do our part to help remove roadblocks in KIF1A research by supporting smaller direct project expenses.

2021 Mini Grant Announcement

In 2021, KIF1A.ORG will offer its inaugural $15,000 USD mini grant initiative, giving researchers the ability to apply for up to $5,000 USD in funding for specific KIF1A projects. The 2021 application will be open and reviewed for award until no more funds remain. Young investigators are highly encouraged to apply.

To apply for a 2021 Mini Grant, please fill out the form below. If you have any questions about our mini grants or application process, please email Chief Science Officer Dr. Dominique Lessard at

Mini Grant Application

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