Research is Critical To Serving The Cause and the Community

The GBS-CIDP Foundation International believes in supporting research on GBS and CIDP, funding grants for projects that contribute to the knowledge of and towards an eventual cure for GBS and CIDP.


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GBS|CIDP Foundation International 2017 Benson Clinical Research Fellowship  

The GBS|CIDP Foundation International is pleased to announce a competition for the second

Benson Clinical Research Fellowship.


The aim of the scheme is to provide funds (up to $150k per year for three years) to enable clinicians or non-clinical scientists in training or having recently completed training to engage in a substantial research project in the field of inflammatory neuropathy at a Centre or Centres of Excellence or an Institution approved by the committee. Preference will be given to candidates who intend to pursue a long-term career in this field.


Applicants should obtain application forms from Lori Basiege at


Completed Letter of Intent should be submitted by email to Lori Basiege at

by midnight Sunday June 14th 2017.  Shortlist candidates will be invited to submit Full Application by

Thursday August 31st 2017.


Apply for a Research Grant


If you are a researcher committed to learning more about GBS, CIDP and variants we encourage you to submit your grant application to the Foundation.

Multiple grants are awarded annually. Grant amounts awarded range from $40,000 to $60,000. A grant application may be submitted for all or part of a project.

Please note and follow the submission timeline:

  • Letters of Intent are due November 1
  • Notification given by December 15
  • Full proposals are due February 15
  • Grants are awarded May 30

To request a brochure detailing application guidelines, please call the Foundation office at 610-667-0131 or email or to download a .pdf version Click Here.

Grants are made possible through the benevolence of many sources, including:

  • The Helen S. Manheimer Research Fund
  • Contributions from individuals
  • Commercial sources