Attracting Promising Research – Project Grant Applications

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Summer has gone and autumn has arrived, which means it is time to open our Online Summary Application Form for our next round of research grant applications.

This round is for project grant applications.  The deadline for summary applications is Friday 1 November 2013.

Reaching out for researchers

We currently fund ground breaking projects in a number of world class research institutes in Edinburgh, London, Oxford, Sheffield, Cardiff, Cambridge and Belgium among others.  This flexible approach allows us to fund the best and most promising research regardless of geographical location.

Good researchers are fundamental to good research and developing the MND research workforce, nationally and internationally, is a key element of our research strategy.chandran

Getting the best of the best

As with all of the research projects funded by the MND Association, our rigorous application process ensures we only fund projects of the highest quality and of direct relevance to MND.

The way that we fund research starts with a summary application, which is a concise outline of the proposed project. After the deadline date has passed a decision is made as to whether the summary is relevant to ‘classical’ MND and the project aims fit with our Research Strategy. If the summary does not fit, it’s rejected. If all criteria are met, the summary is reviewed by our Biomedical Research Advisory Panel (BRAP).

The reviewers’ comments and scores are then assessed using a two thirds majority rule. Each reviewer scores the summary application. A score under 50 is classed as unsuitable for funding, if it’s over 50 then the applicant is invited to submit a full application.

We are eagerly waiting for the next summary applications to be submitted and hope this year holds yet another exciting round of project grant applications!

More information:

For further information on our application processes please visit our website or see our Research Governance Overview.