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IRP/IFP Research Grants in Basic and Clinical Research for International Students, Switzerland

Scholarship Name: IRP/IFP Research Grants

Brief description

The IRP Foundation Research Grants  in Basic and Clinical Research which can be situated in the fields of diagnosis, acute lesion management including surgery, neurology, urology, rehabilitation, and other areas related to paraplegia and with special emphasis on the Spinal Cord, for International Students, Switzerland 2013/14

Accepted Subject Areas?

Basic and Clinical Research.

About Scholarship

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.

Scholarship Offered Since: Not specified

Scholarship Type: Post-doctoral research scholarship

Selection Criteria

  • 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.

Who is qualified to apply?

Applicant who have to quality of  the criteria above.

How Many Scholarship Positions are available?


What are the benefits?

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

Eligible Countries

International Students

To be taken at (country): Switzerland

What time of year does Application Close?

Deadline for application is on October 31, 2013

Offered annually? Yes

How can I Apply?

To submit a project, click on this link, complete all fields regarding personal data, then send the above form duly completed, together with applicant CV, applicant should a list published work over the last 5 years (no abstracts), and a list of the publications of those applying with applicant. Applicant should documents in Word or pdf format.

If you need more Information about this scholarship, kindly visit the Scholarship Webpage

Sponsor:  IRP and IFP foundations

Important Notes:

For more information please send an email to: [email protected]

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