The application for Letter of Intent is now available. Register here to begin the application process. General registration questions can be directed here. 

Letter of Intent Applications are due by midnight (EDT) on August 31, 2020.

Three grants will be awarded for syndrome-specific research, and research institutions will have the option to receive funds over the course of one or, two years.  The syndrome-specific grants awarded in 2020 second round research program will be divided as follows:

  1. MPS II (Hunter Syndrome)
    Two (2) $125,000 grants
  2. MPS IV (Morquio Syndrome)
     One (1) $90,000 grant

Grants and fellowships from the National MPS Society are provided to qualified medical researchers for the purpose of promoting medical research in the fields of MPS and ML. Occasionally a second grant offering is made throughout the year, this is the second round.

All applications are reviewed and ranked by members of the National MPS Society Scientific Advisory Board. The final decision of award recipients is determined by the board of directors of the National MPS Society. Funding for the grants is raised through the annual National MPS Society 5K walk/runs, donations, and fundraisers. We have awarded more than $10 million in grant funding since 2001.

Notice of the current year grant offerings and application will appear on the website. To receive the current application by e-mail, please contact us.


In 2019, The National MPS Society funded or invested more than $822,500 for research. This is the largest annual amount allocated in our research program history, supporting all the MPS and ML II/III syndromes.

We are grateful to our global researchers who are fighting for those affected by MPS and ML. Our profound commitment through collaboration and partnerships is highlighted in these pivotal chosen research projects. The outcomes of these research projects and their progress toward cures will be made available over the next two years.

Our Mission

The National MPS Society exists to cure, support and advocate for MPS and ML.

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