[ Synapsis Foundation | Research funding on neurodegenerative disorders ]

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Date and time 20.06.2021  
Category Call for proposal

Established in Zurich in 2003, the Synapsis Foundation – Alzheimer Research Switzerland ARS supports research on Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders to find a cure in the near future, to raise awareness and to promote Switzerland as a research and economic centre.

In particular, the foundation promotes innovative basic and clinical research on Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders, welcoming high-risk proposals based on sound science and truly original ideas related to the following topics:

  • Research in genetics, molecular and cell biology of Alzheimer’s disease or neurodegenerative disorders.
  • Innovative clinical approaches towards the pre-symptomatic diagnosis or therapeutic interventions in neurodegenerative diseases.

Every year, the foundation launches two calls for proposals:
 
  1. RESEARCH GRANT FOR PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS
  • The aim of this grant is to promote innovative research projects of established research groups.  
  • Who can apply: independent principal investigators at Swiss universities and research institutions.
  • Funding & Duration: max. CHF 300’000 for up to 3 years.
  • Eligible costs: personnel (excl. the PI’s salary) and research-related costs. Does NOT cover overheads.
  • Application: please have a look at the call guidelines and application form for basic and pre-clinical research or application form for clinical research (scientific information max. 6 pages).
 
  1. CAREER DEVELOPMENT AWARD
  • The aim of this grant is to accelerate the transition of advanced postdoctoral researchers at Swiss universities and research institutions to a faculty position in Switzerland or other EMBO country.
  • Funding & Duration: CHF 400’000 for 4 yearsPhase 1: 1-2 years of PostDoc in a host laboratory in Switzerland; Phase 2: 2-3 years in a faculty/group leader position at a new institution/department in Switzerland or EMBO country.
  • Eligible costs: personnel (incl. the PI’s salary only for phase 1) and research-related costs. Does NOT cover overheads.
  • Application: please have a look at the call guidelines and application form for basic and pre-clinical research or application form for clinical research (scientific information max. 6 pages, excl. letter of support from head of unit confirming that you will be working independently).

DEADLINE: 20 June 2021
Submit your application in one pdf document to [email protected] by 20 June 2021.
Evaluation by the foundation’s Scientific Advisory Board.
Decision by the Board of Trustees by 17 December 2021.

For further information, please have a look at the call webpage and at the list of projects supported.
 

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  • Free

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