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This curriculum will have multiple benefits. Students get their chance to develop their own research proposals on therapies for treating facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD). In writing, they will discover the complexity of the disease and increase awareness, for both students and educators. This innovative curriculum may serve as a model for engaging advanced high school and undergraduate students in the process of scientific discovery through research proposal writing and connecting them to seasoned scientific research labs in the Seattle area or abroad to test their research ideas. The partnership between student, educator, and researcher will generate a longer lasting emphasis on FSHD and cross multiple disciplines to generate new research questions that may have been overlooked.