Request for Proposals

for The Research Fund for Post-Poliomyelitis and Neuromuscular Respiratory Disease Research

Call for Proposals for PHI Research Fund Grant
(Deadline for 2018: Monday, October 16, 2017)

Funding in the amount of $50,000 is available from Post-Polio Health International and International Ventilator Users Network for research to be completed in 2018. Application for the funds must be received by October 16, 2017. 

Researchers can choose to apply for one of the two grants described below. 

  • The Thomas Wallace Rogers Memorial Respiratory Research Grant to study the management of neuromuscular respiratory insufficiency or to explore historical, social, psychological and independent living aspects of long-term home mechanical ventilation
  • The Post-Poliomyelitis Research Grant to study the cause(s), treatment and management of the late effects of polio or to explore historical, social, psychological and independent living aspects of living with polio.

Applicants may apply for $100,000 for a study taking years to complete.

The research must have the potential to improve the lives of polio survivors or users of home mechanical ventilation.

For details on the application process and to access the form, see

To review the summaries and final reports of previous recipients of The Research Fund, see

The Research Fund is supported by polio survivors, users of home mechanical ventilation and their families. See

Additional contributions are needed to
increase the corpus of The Research Fund
so larger grants can be awarded.

"Contributing to the Fund is an excellent way to honor loved ones," says Joan Headley, Executive Director of PHI & IVUN.

Tax-deductible donations can be sent to:

Post-Polio Health International (PHI)
4207 Lindell Boulevard, #110, Saint Louis, Missouri 63108-2915 USA

Checks should be made payable to "Post-Polio Health International" (US dollars only).
PHI also accepts VISA, MasterCard and Discover.

Connect here for ways to donate to The Research Fund


To offer "Gifts-in-Kind" sponsorships, or to ask about the needs of PHI, contact Joan L. Headley, Executive Director, at 314-534-0475 or

PHI's Federal I.D. No. 34-0961952










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