2018 Million Dollar Bike Ride Grant Program

The ODC is offering 39 research opportunities focusing on 23 different rare diseases. This program provides a one-year grant to support research related to a rare disease represented in the 2018 Million Dollar Bike Ride. Number of awards and dollar amounts vary per disease based on fundraising totals by each disease team.  

Now accepting full applications by invitation onlyIf you have been invited to apply, please follow the steps below. 

To Apply: 


  1. Review the 2018 MDBR RFA Guidelines.

  2. Refer to the MDBR Application Template and Budget Template to complete your proposal.

  3. Complete the Application Form on Submittable (applications are uploaded on this form). Use your existing Submittable login credentials to access this form. 


Research Areas for the 2018 MDBR Grant Program:


  1. Adult Polyglucosan Body Disease (APBD)
  2. Angelman Syndrome (AS)
  3. Ataxia-Telangiectasia (A-T)
  4. BPAN- A Neurodegeneration with Brain Iron Accumulation Disorder
  5. Castleman Disease
  6. CDKL5
  7. Choroideremia
  8. Congenital Hyperinsulinism (CHI)
  9. Congenital Muscular Dystrophy (CMD)
  10. CRB1-CRUMB1 degenerative retinal disorder
  11. Nonsense Mutations in Cystic Fibrosis
  12. Dyskeratosis Congenita & Telomere Biology Disorder
  13. Fibrous Dysplasia/McCune Albright Syndrome
  14. Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP)
  15. Generalized Lymphatic Anomaly (GLA; a.k.a. lymphangiomatosis) and Gorham-Stout Disease (GSD)
  16. Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM)
  17. Mucolipidosis Type IV (ML4)
  18. Mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS)
  19. MPS Gene Spotlight: Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS I)
  20. Maple Syrup Urine Disease
  21. Niemann Pick Type C (NPC)
  22. Pitt Hopkins Syndrome (PTHS)
  23. RASopathies
  24. Snyder-Robinson Syndrome