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Call for Blepharospasm/Meige Research Proposals

  • 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.
  • Application deadline: September 30, 2020
  • Complete grant guidelines, application forms, and a listing of previous grants may be downloaded below or obtained from:

Benign Essential Blepharospasm
Research Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 12468
Beaumont, TX 77726-2468
Tel: (409) 832-0788
Fax: (409) 832-0890

The following documents are in MS Word format. To download and save, right click on the link and select "Save (Link) Target As.."

Research Funding Terms and Conditions

Grant Guidelines and application form as MS Word document (updated September 2014)

List of grants (45 KB PDF)

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