Research 2017-2018

Research Call 2017-2018
Opening Date: November 8th 2017
Closing date for Expression of Interest applications: December 8th 2017

MSD Action Foundation (MSDAF) was established in March 2015. Our goal is to promote and support research that will lead to positive clinical outcomes and quality of life for patients suffering from Multiple Sulfatase Deficiency. We are members of the Medical Research Charities Group (The MRCG is based in Ireland). As members of the MRCG, we have the opportunity to joint fund research that can be carried out in Ireland or Internationally. This opportunity is known as the ‘MRCG/HRB Joint Funding Scheme’ (The HRB = The Health Research Board which is also based in Ireland).

We invite applications for MSD focused research projects of up to a maximum of three years duration. The maximum funding available to successful applicants is €100,000 per annum. MSDAF will look more favourably upon applications of a shorter duration and that come in at a lower cost. Proposals funded under this call can begin in September 2018.

Research Priorities 2017/2018:
Applications are invited that cover any of the following research areas:

  • Gene Therapy.
  • Drug compound screening.
  • Personalised medicine.
  • Exceptional proposals that are outside the scope of the above will also be considered, please contact in advance of application for discussion

Application Process
Interested applicants are asked to complete an Expression of Interest form. Following an internal review of all submissions received by the deadline, a shortlist of applicants will then be invited to complete the full application form by January 11th. Please see our ‘Guidance Notes’ for more information.

Successful project applications will be funded jointly by MSDAF and the HRB. Successful applicants will be notified in July 2018 after the HRB’s decision.

For further information or informal enquiries, please contact: or Alan Finglas @ +353868265747

For reference until applicants are invited to complete the full application form