Call for research grants on neuromuscular diseases

The SWISS FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH ON MUSCLE DISEASES (FSRMM) calls for grant applications.  The aim of the foundation is to support basic, translational, and clinical biomedical research related to muscle and neuromuscular diseases in Swiss Institutions, including projects aiming at improving diagnosis of these diseases.

Submitted applications will be evaluated by the Scientific Advisory Board and by external reviewers. In November, the Board of Trustees will select the best applications based on the quality of the project and the available funding. Grant applicants will be informed in December.

Applications by PIs with a permanent position should include:

-    Scientific abstract (not more than ½ page)
-    Lay summary in German, Italian or French (about 140 words) 
-    Introduction to the topic (not more than 1 ½ page)
-    Specific goals of the project and detailed research plan (not more than 5 pages)
-    Budget requested (salaries according to SNSF, no supply money)
-    List of other supports
-    Curriculum Vitae
-    List of papers published by the applicant during the past 5 years

The Foundation also supports young scientists who aim at establishing their own research on neuromuscular diseases with grants for up-to three years to prepare them for junior professorships.

Applications by senior postdocs who aim at establishing their own research should include:

-    Scientific abstract (not more than ½ page)
-    Lay summary in German, Italian or French (about 140 words) 
-    Introduction to the topic (not more than 1 ½ page)
-    Specific goals of the project and detailed research plan (not more than 5 pages)
-    Budget requested for their own salary, no supply money
-    List of other supports
-    Curriculum Vitae
-    List of papers published by the applicant 
-    Endorsement letter by the PI with confirmation of infrastructure availability and agreement for last authorship of the applicant on papers resulting from the project


Please note that overhead costs are not covered by the grants.

Researchers working in Switzerland who are active in biomedical fields covering the interest of the foundation should send a PDF file of their application until

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

by E-mail to Prof. M.A. Rüegg (chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board) at: mruegg.grants(at)fsrmm.ch
 

 

 

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