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COMING SOON: HRB-MRCG Cystinosis Ireland research call

*** This opportunity will be available soon. The next call is expected to open in September 2019. The following information is subject to change. ***

The Medical Research Charities Group and Health Research Board invite applications for the joint Cystinosis Ireland research call. This supports internationally competitive and innovative research in areas of strategic relevance to cystinosis. In particular, the following priorities are in focus:

•orthopaedic problems and muscle wasting in cystinosis;

•ocular issues in cystinosis and its treatment;

•effects of cystinosis medications and treatments on patients;

•effects and safety of pregnancy in cystinosis patients;

•fertility issues in cystinosis patients;

•quality of life issues;

•stem cell research or gene therapy in cystinosis;

•issues related to renal transplant for cystinosis patients;

•finding better treatments for cystinosis;

•finding a cure for cystinosis.

The PI must either hold a post that covers the duration of the award in a recognised research institution as an independent investigator, be a contract researcher recognised by the research institution as an independent investigator or be an individual who will be recognised by the research institution upon receipt of the HRB-MRCG award. The PI must also demonstrate a record of research output, with at least three publications of original research in peer reviewed journals. Applicants are expected to collaborate with partner organisations, such as universities, hospitals, health agencies, local government or voluntary organisations, where appropriate. Public participation is also encouraged. The host institution should typically be located in the Republic of Ireland, though exceptions may be made in the case of the investigation of certain rare diseases for which there is no established research capacity in the Republic of Ireland.

Grants are worth up to €100,000 each per year for up to three years.

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Funding Agency: 
Health Research Board
Wednesday, November 20, 2019