Research & Grants

Research Grants

The RLS Foundation is currently reviewing proposals for projects that promote research to understand RLS. For this new round of funding, the primary research priorities are:

  • Neurobiological interaction: Elucidate the points of interaction between RLS-relevant neuro-transmitters and neuropathways and iron deficiency
  • Therapeutic responsiveness: Elucidate genetic, epigenetic, biologic, phenotypic and other predictors of responders to pharmacologic and IV iron therapeutics; including predictors of augmentation
  • Clinical Practice: Research based on innovations in patient care delivery including but not limited to population health programs, technology-enabled healthcare delivery (i.e.; telemedicine) and public health initiatives

RLS Foundation Research Grant Policies and Application Procedures.

Support the Success of the RLS Research Grant Program

Thanks to generous donations from individuals in the RLS community, the Foundation has funded nearly $2 million in competitive research grants for the study of RLS since 1997.

Every donation makes a real difference in our understanding of the disease, leading us one step closer to a cure. Consider making a donation to the RLS Foundation research program today!


Please read about our most recent grantees and the exciting research that supporters like you have made possible! We THANK YOU!