The IRP and IFP foundations have the exclusive aim to promote basic and clinical research related to spinal cord injury. Research projects may address all aspects of CNS and spinal cord lesions, nerve regeneration, trophic support of lesioned neurons, and functional changes induced by lesions, preferentially in mammals. Clinical research projects can be situated in the fields of diagnosis, acute lesion management including surgery, neurology, urology, rehabilitation, and other areas related to paraplegia.
Field of Study: Basic and Clinical Research.
* International reputation
The value and scope of a researcher’s work is measured by the number, quality and relevance of applicant scientific contributions (articles published in specialized journals or presentations at scientific congresses).
* Clinical interest
Basic research should not be disconnected from reality. The proposed projects must be relevant to the clinical situation caused by lesions of the spinal cord or the brain, and their outcomes must clearly contribute to a better understanding of paraplegia and lesions of the brain.
* Originality of the methodology
To be admissible, all projects submitted must include a clear description of the methods to be adopted (conservative approach or an innovative, creative concept).
* Overall evaluation
An assessment of how the project is presented, described and of the motivation behind it: the logic of the planned experiments and the likelihood of obtaining applicable results, a better understanding of the mechanisms underlying lesions of the brain and of the spinal cord, and thus of developing new therapeutic techniques.
Number of Awardees: Several
Value of Scholarship:
Total Funds for one or two years will be allocated up to
* 75,000 Swiss Francs for one year.
* 150,000 Swiss Francs for two years.
Duration of Scholarship: Two years
How to Apply: Visit link below.