Welcome to the researcher noticeboard. Here you can find information on the latest MND-related news, grant deadlines, awards and meetings. To receive updates on current grants, awards and events relating to MND straight into your inbox, you can subscribe to our quarterly e-newsletter 'The Researcher'.
See below for information on MND Association grant deadlines and other grants available to MND/ALS researchers.
The BMA Foundation for Medical Research provides approximately £600,000 of research funding annually, this year across 13 different grants. Details of the 2020 grants available can be viewed in the poster below or on the BMA Foundation website here. Including the Vera Down grant (£65,000) for research into neurological disorders, and the Lift into Research grant (up to £20,000) to support early stage researchers with innovative ideas at their inception that may progress to an application for funding to support a research project.
Applications for the 2020 grant round are now open on the BMA Foundation website – www.bmafoundationmr.org.uk The deadline for applications is 6 March 2020.
Applications are invited from medical practitioners and/or research scientists for research in progress or prospective research. All grants are funded by generous donations made to the BMA Foundation.
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Research Grant Awards (Project & PhD) aim to stimulate and increase high quality research projects into MND. Grants will be awarded for a limited duration up to a maximum of three years.
- Applications for MND Scotland Research Project Awards should not exceed £75,000 per annum and £225,000 in total.
- PhD studentships will be awarded up to a maximum of £25,000 per annum (£75,000 in total over three years).
Prospective researchers associated with UK institutions should submit an application by Friday 27th March 2020 (midday close).
The Radala Foundation is looking for established, leading principal investigators eligible for 200,000 CHF research funding to pursue a potentially ground-breaking, high-risk project for 2 years in basic research in ALS. One or two grants of 200,000 Swiss francs will be given each year.
The goal of the foundation is to provide research grants for the study of the understanding of the basic causes of the disease. These awards are not directed to clinically related projects for patient care. There is no geographical limitation to the recipients of these grants. Investigators active in ALS research or in broadly related fields are encouraged to submit proposals relevant to ALS.
Applications can be sent by e-mail before the deadline: 30 June 2020
The Frick Foundation is looking for talented early-career scientists who have already produced excellent supervised work, ready to work independently and shows potential to be a research leader. Two researchers will receive 100,000 Swiss francs each that can be used over 2 years.
Researchers of any nationality with 5 years of experience since completion of their PhD, a scientific track record showing great promise and an excellent research proposal. Research must be conducted in a public or private research organisation (known as a Host Institution/HI).
Applications can be sent by e-mail for the deadline of 30 September 2020.
This Funding Opportunity Announcement invites researchers to submit applications for support of clinical projects that address critical needs for clinical trial readiness in rare diseases. The initiative seeks applications that are intended to facilitate rare disease research by enabling efficient and effective movement of candidate therapeutics or diagnostics towards clinical trials, and to increase their likelihood of success through development and testing of rigorous biomarkers and clinical outcome assessment measures, or by defining the presentation and course of a rare disease to enable the design of upcoming clinical trials.
Applications are now invited. See ‘More information’ for letter of intent and application deadlines.
Meetings and awards
See below for information on events that might be relevant to you.
Location: Birmingham, UK
The European Neuro Convention is Europe’s only trade show for brain and spine experts. The event provides the most up-to date research, data and developments that will enable better patient outcomes, efficiency and cost effectiveness within neurology.
The event provides a unique platform for 3,500 neurologists, therapists, physiotherapists, and commissioning groups to discover the latest innovations currently revolutionising the industry, and hear expert guidance through inspiring CPD accredited seminars, transforming diagnostics, monitoring, rehabilitation, mental health, and brain stimulation.
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
The European Network for the Cure of ALS (ENCALS) aims to develop a European trial network and initiate collaborations in Europe. Membership is open to Universities/Hospitals in Europe with ALS clinical/research activity.
Their next two-day meeting in 2020 will be held in the University of Edinburgh’s McEwan Hall. Local organisers are Prof. Sharon Abrahams and Prof. Siddharthan Chandran on behalf of the Euan MacDonald Centre for Motor Neurone Disease Research.
Registration for the meeting will open soon.