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The 2023-2024 round of the Scheme opened in Summer 2023.  The closing dates for expressions of interest/full applications have now passed.

Expression of Interest closing dates – November 2023

MSD Action Foundation

Opening date of Expressions of Interest: 20/10/2023

Closing date for Expressions of Interest: 04/11/2023

Closing date for submission of full applications: 02/12/2023

Budget and project duration: Total funding of €150,000 over one to two years

Short description of call: Applications are invited that cover any of the following research areas:

1) Drug compound screening or repurposing.

2) Personalised medicine. 

3) Exceptional research proposals that may seem to be outside the scope of the above may also be considered, please contact in advance of application for discussion.

Click here for details of the call on MSD Action Foundation’s website

Contact: Alan Finglas (info@savingdylan.com)

Expression of Interest closing dates – October 2023

The Rett Syndrome Association of Ireland

Opening date of Expressions of Interest: 14/08/2023

Closing date for Expressions of Interest: 20/10/2023

Closing date for submission of full applications: 5pm on 07/11/2023

Budget and project duration: Total funding of €50,000 over one to three years

Short description of call: Research projects will relate to Rett Syndrome with an emphasis on Public and Patient Involvement in the research project

Click here for details of the call on the Rett Syndrome Association of Ireland’s website

Contact: Jamie Maguire (info@rettsyndrome.ie)


The Irish Thoracic Society

Opening date of Expressions of Interest: 29/09/2023

Closing date for Expressions of Interest: 20/10/2023

Closing date for submission of full applications: December 2023

Budget and project duration: Total funding of €100,000 over two years

Short description of call: The Irish Thoracic Society is inviting research proposals that support their Research Mission of facilitating high quality research that will support the care of patients (adult and paediatric) and contribute to knowledge around the causes, diagnosis and treatment of respiratory conditions. These include asthma, COPD, cystic fibrosis, tuberculosis, interstitial lung diseases, sarcoidosis, sleep disorders and lung cancer.  This call is made possible thanks to the support of GlaxoSmithKline Ireland through an unrestricted research grant.

Click here for details of the call on the Irish Thoracic Society’s website

Contact: Suzanne McCormack (suzannemccormack@irishthoracicsociety.com)


Full application closing dates – November 2023

Parkinson’s Association of Ireland

Opening date of call (full applications): Thursday 28th September 2023

Closing date for submission of full applications: 5pm GMT, 3rd November 2023

Budget and project duration: Funding of up to €75,000 per project (projects with a lower budget are welcome and will be considered) for projects from 12 up to 36 months.

Short description of call:  The Parkinson’s Association of Ireland are inviting applications that address the following topics:

  • The impact of lifestyle factors on Parkinson’s Disease (PD) (e.g. sleep, diet, exercise etc.).
  • The mental health aspects of PD and stigma.
  • Parkinson’s treatments including medications.
  • The role of gut bacteria.

Click here for full details of the call on the Parkinson’s Association of Ireland website

Contact: Email shane@parkinsons.ie


Expression of Interest closing dates – September 2023

The Rotunda Foundation

Opening date of Expressions of Interest: 18/09/2023

Closing date for Expressions of Interest: 30/09/2023

Closing date for submission of full applications: 31/10/2023

Budget and project duration: Maximum €300,000 for 12-36 month project duration.

Short description of call: The Rotunda Foundation will prioritise research applications that are consistent with our research objectives – to promote and foster the carrying out of high-quality, internationally relevant research, including new procedures and encourage the investigation of the action and effects of various treatment procedures that will be of benefit to women’s health and social care in relation to the delivery of services provided by the Rotunda Hospital.

Click HERE for details of the call on The Rotunda Foundation’s website.

Contact: Sheila Costigan (contact@rotundafoundation.ie)

Alzheimer Society of Ireland

Opening date of Expressions of Interest: 11/08/2023

Closing date for Expressions of Interest: 15/09/2023

Closing date for submission of full applications: Shortlisted expression of interest applications will be invited to submit a full application. The submission deadline for full applications will be 8th December 2023.

Budget and project duration: Maximum €240,000 for 12-24 month project duration.

Short description of call: The Alzheimer Society of Ireland will prioritise applications that are in line with our mission and vision, and focused on improving outcomes for people living with dementia and/or their families. The research must provide knowledge and/or tangible outputs that can enhance The ASI’s ability to support people living with dementia and/or their families.

Click HERE for details of the call on The Alzheimer Society of Ireland’s website.

Contact: Dr Diane O’Doherty (research@alzheimer.ie)


The Irish Cancer Society

Opening date of Call: 24/08/2023

Closing date for Intention to Submit: 21/09/2023.

Please note, the purpose of the intention to submit form is to allow us to anticipate the number of full applications that we will receive, and to aid the Society in selecting the most appropriate peer reviewers for the full applications. It will not be peer reviewed or used in the decision-making process for this award. Everyone who submits an intention to submit form is entitled to also submit a full application.

Closing Date for Submission of Full Applications: 3pm, 19/10/2023

Budget and Project Duration: Funding of up to €300,000 will be provided for projects of 12-36 months duration.

Short description of call: The theme for the Irish Cancer Society call is ‘Translational Research – Areas of Unmet Need in Cancer’. Applications must be for translational cancer research, and address one (or more) of our four strategic aims for this call; 1) cancers in which there are significant challenges in terms of outcome (i.e. metastatic cancers, rare cancers, poor response or poor outcome cancers), 2) cancers affecting children, adolescents and young adults, 3) novel approaches for improving early detection, diagnosis or treatment, and 4) research which seeks to improve outcomes amongst traditionally underserved communities.

Further details on the call can be found here on the Irish Cancer Society Website.

Contact: Email grants@irishcancer.ie


The Irish Lung Fibrosis Association

Opening date of Expressions of Interest: 06/09/2023

Closing date for Expressions of Interest: 29/09/2023

Closing date for submission of full applications: 03/11/2023

Budget and project duration: Up to €100,000 (projects with a lower budget are welcome and will be favourably considered) for proposals delivering outcomes at or within 24 months

Short description of call: Projects including research on basic science, clinical research, behavioural sciences, epidemiology, treatment pathways, health economics, and patient-reported outcomes will be considered

Click here for details of the call on the Irish Lung Fibrosis Association’s website

Contact: Irish Lung Fibrosis Association (info@ilfa.ie)


Expression of Interest closing dates –  August 2023

Breakthrough Cancer Research

Opening date of Expressions of Interest: Friday 28th July 2023

Closing date for Expressions of Interest: 1pm GMT, Monday 28th August 2023

Closing date for submission of full applications: 5pm GMT, Friday 20th October 2023

Budget and project duration: Funding of up to €300,000 will be provided, for projects from 12 up to 36 months.

Short description of call: Applications must be translational and/or applied research that seeks to produce outcomes that directly benefit people diagnosed with cancer, for example basic and translational science discoveries, including lab science, as well as bioinformatics and AI projects, with high potential of moving more quickly and efficiently into practice or clinical studies. Cancer sites within the scope of this call are: lung, ovarian, liver, pancreatic, brain and stomach only.

Click here for details of the call on the Breakthrough Cancer Research website

Contact: Email research@breakcancer.ie


 

Central Remedial Clinic

Opening date of Expressions of Interest: 10th of July 2023

Closing date for Expressions of Interest: 5pm Friday 25th of August 2023

Closing date for submission of full applications: Shortlisted expression of interest applications will be invited to submit a full application.  The submission deadline for full applications will be in early November 2023.

Budget and project duration: €100,000 for 12-36 month project duration.

Short description of call: The CRC will prioritise research projects consistent with our mission and values which are to work together to make a positive difference to the lives of people with disabilities, their families and carer, and that people with disabilities achieve their potential and live full lives as equal and valued citizens.

Click here for details of the call on the Central Remedial Clinic website

Contact: Dr Rory O’Sullivan (rosullivan@crc.ie)


Fighting Blindness

Opening date of Expressions of Interest: 6th of July 2023

Closing date for Expressions of Interest: 5pm Monday 21st of August 2023

Closing date for submission of full applications: Shortlisted expression of interest applications will be invited to submit a full application.  The submission deadline for full applications will be in early November 2023.

Budget and project duration: €300,000 for 36 month project duration. However, projects up to 12 months will also be considered.

Short description of call: Fighting Blindness is committed to the development of therapies that are accessible to all patients affected by conditions of inherited retinal degeneration (IRDs) and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) through the pursuit and enablement of scientific medical research.  For the HRCI-HRB Joint Funding Scheme, we are inviting original, internationally-competitive proposals that are relevant to the research priorities of Fighting Blindness and focus on research topics related to gene-agnostic therapeutics and/or elucidating common pathogenic pathways that drive retinal degeneration.

Click here for details of the call on Fighting Blindness’s website

Contact: Fighting Blindness Research Department (research@fightingblindness.ie)


Expression of Interest closing dates – July 2023

Cystinosis Ireland

Opening date of Expressions of Interest: 27th of June 2023

Closing date for Expressions of Interest: 10th of July 2023

Closing date for submission of full applications: Monday 16th October (to be confirmed).

Budget and project duration: Up to €300,000 (lower amounts welcome and favourably considered) for 36 month project duration.

Short description of call: Cystinosis Ireland participates in the HRCI-HRB Joint Funding Scheme in which patient organisations, such as Cystinosis Ireland, and the HRB share the cost of funding high quality research activities of particular relevance to our community.  Funding is available to researchers worldwide.  Cystinosis Ireland is currently seeking expressions of interest from researchers world wide.

Contact: Cystinosis Ireland Research Department (research@cystinosis.ie)



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