October 31, 2018




IRP Research Grant

The objectives of the IRP Foundation are to encourage research throughout the world. The IRP Foundation’s action is not limited to Switzerland. It supports research projects emanating from researchers, from clinical research centres and laboratories all over the world, in the field of neurosciences and the regeneration of the spinal cord, which are focused on how the effects of paraplegia may be overcome and ultimately how to cure this condition.

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The IRP 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.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • neurosciences

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

Each proposal retained will be financed for 1 or 2 years

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

    • International reputation

    The value and scope of a researcher’s work is measured by the number, quality and relevance of his/her scientific contributions (articles published in specialised journals, or presentations at scientific congresses).

    • 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), so that its feasibility can be assessed. The researcher must verify that, based on the planned methodology, his/her approach will deliver answers to the questions posed.

    •  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.

    •  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.

Opportunity Cost


  • Each proposal retained will be financed for 1 or 2 years, to the value CHF 75’000.- or CHF 150’000.- respectively; the grant doesn`t cover additional overhead costs.

How to Apply

First Step: To submit a project, click on the link below, complete all fields regarding personal data, then send the form duly completed, together with your CV, a list of your published work over the last 5 years (no abstracts), and a list of the publications of those applying with you. Kindly send your documents in Word or pdf format.

Second Step: submit the application online.

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This Scholarship Published by:
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Reviewed by” Norhan Bekheet/ EGYPT 

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