Detall de la convocatòria


Objectiu de la convocatòria
Support for fundamental, translational and clinical research projects that will strengthen the understanding, deepen the knowledge and/or will explore new therapeutic approaches for Down syndrome and other genetic diseases with intellectual disability.
Característiques principals
Spring Call: Opens from mid-January to early March and is dedicated to both Down syndrome and other rare intellectual disabilities from genetic origin, such as Fragile X syndrome, Cri du chat syndrome, Rett syndrome, Williams-Beuren syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, Angelman syndrome, Smith-Magenis syndrome among others, and will not exceed 50% of the total amount of the annual grant budget. Autism not linked to the above diseases is excluded from this call.
Autumn Call: Opens from mid-June to early-August and is exclusively dedicated to research on Down syndrome.

There are two types of funding schemes:
  • Pilot or exploratory grants: For early stage research projects built on preliminary data or small projects that complement larger primary projects.
  • Advanced grants: For larger breakthrough projects with substantial preliminary data.

    Research proposals should cover at least one of the following areas:
  • Innovative fundamental research addressing the aetiology, pathogenesis and progression of the studied disease(s) condition and will generate new relevant knowledge of the disease(s).
  • Translational research answering a question of major interest that can have a positive impact on the health of patients.
  • Clinical research including early phase clinical studies, ancillary studies based on initiated or completed clinical trials, and studies involving patients in the pathophysiological analysis of their disease. These studies should generate novel strategies for diagnosis, therapy and/or rehabilitation.
  • Epidemiological studies including case-control, cohort, cross-sectional and intervention studies.
  • Neuropsychology studies and development or application of new techniques.
    * The funds provided by the Jerome Lejeune Foundation cannot in any way be used to purchase or make use of human embryonic or fetal tissues or another biological material obtained through abortions, IVF or human cloning or to create new human germinal cells.*
  • Lloc de presentació
    El personal de l'IMIM i PSMAR que necessiteu més informació adreceu-vos a:
    Servei de Recerca. C/ Doctor Aiguader, 88. 08003-Barcelona. Tel.: 93.316.04.00.
    Carol Barnwell: Ext.1670
    Marta López:, Ext.: 1576
    Convocatòria (URL)
    Principal investigators of any nationality and that hold a long term appointment within an academic institution, at least for the duration of the research project. Applicants must demonstrate an excellent track record and submit an outstanding proposal.
  • Pilot or exploratory grants: The maximum funding will be 40,000.00 € for a maximum of two years (i.e. 20,000.00 € per year for a maximum of two years.
  • Advanced grants: The maximum funding will be 80,000.00 € for a maximum of two years (i.e. 40,000.00 € per year for a maximum of two years).
  • Durada
    1 or 2 years