The MRCG/HRB Joint Funding Scheme Research Call 2017-18

Opening Date: November 1st 2017

Closing date for pre-application form: November 30th 2017

Closing date for full applications (if shortlisted): January 31st 2018

 

Level of funding: Up to €100,000 per annum

Duration of Funding: Up to 3 years

Focus of the call: Clinical markers of disease progression, Clinical outcome measures,

Devices and technology, Clinical trial design and Genomic markers of disease heterogeneity

 

Introduction

The Medical Research Charities Group (MRCG) supports charities in Ireland to increase both the quality and quantity of healthcare research. Since 2006, the MRCG has collaborated with the Health Research Board Ireland (HRB) in co-funding of research projects of particular strategic relevance to the medical research charities.

 

The MRCG/HRB Joint Funding Scheme 2018 is now open. The deadline for submission of applications via Research Motor Neurone is 5pm Thursday 30th November 2017.  All applications must be submitted by email to rmngrants@gmail.com.

 

Research Motor Neurone

Research Motor Neurone is committed to supporting Irish MND and has recently partnered with the Health Research Board under the HRB/MRCG Joint Funding Scheme.

 

We are delighted to launch our first Research Call and we now invite applications for MND focused research projects of up to a three-year duration to a maximum of €100,000 p.a. Proposals funded under this call will begin in September 2018.

 

Application Requirements

 

For this round of funding we invite fellowship applications that cover one or more of the following research areas:

 

  • Clinical markers of disease progression
  • Clinical outcome measures
  • Devices and technology
  • Clinical trial design
  • Genomic markers of disease heterogeneity

 

Key Dates

 

Deadline for Submission of Proposals 30th November 2017 (5pm)
Charity Peer Review November 2017 – January 2018
Right to Reply Phase Early-Mid February 2018
HRB Application Deadline 9th April 2018
Applicant Notification July 2018
Research Project Start September 2018

 

Application Procedure

 

Stage 1 Pre-application forms must be submitted by email to rmngrants@gmail.com by 5pm on November 30th 2017.

 

Please note the following:

  • the application form (MRCG/HRB Part B1 Application Form below) must be submitted as a single file in Word Format;
  • a Gantt Chart may be submitted as a single word or pdf file;
  • figures supporting the proposal may be submitted as a single word or pdf file;
  • where applicable, the additional forms attached must be submitted as separate pdf files;
  • signature pages must be submitted as a single collated pdf file.

 

Review Process

 

Stage 1: Internal Review of pre-application submissions to develop shortlist for full application.
Stage 2: International Peer review of full applications including Applicant’s Right to Reply.
Stage 3: Evaluation and ranking by Research Peer Review Board.
Stage 4: Highest ranking proposals submitted for consideration under the HRB/MRCG Joint Funding Scheme.

 

Note

 

Successful projects will be funded jointly by RMN and the HRB from September 2018.

Application forms, HRB guidance notes can be downloaded below.

Contact

Ms. Aileen Barrett

Chair, Research Motor Neurone

Email: aileenbarrett140@gmail.com.

 

Documents

 

MRCG/HRB Instructions to Applicants 2018 (.docx)
MRCG/HRB Part B1 Application Form 2018 (.docx)
MRCG/HRB Part C1 Collaboration Agreement (.docx)
MRCG/HRB Part C2 Infrastructure Agreement (.docx)
MRCG/HRB Part C3 Warrant for International Host Institutions (.docx)
MRCG/HRB Part D1 PI Signature Page (.docx)
Part D2 PI Host Institution Signature Page (.docx)


Research Motor Neurone (RMN) was founded in 2007,  for the purpose of promoting and facilitating research into the causes and treatments of motor neurone disease (MND), also known as ALS. RMN also strives to increase awareness of this incurable disease at both a national and international level.

Ongoing research is needed to discover the cause, treatment and methods of improving quality of life for MND sufferers and their families.

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