Detall de la convocatòria


Objectiu de la convocatòria
Support 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 for proposals: Opens from early January to late February 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 calls for proposals (submission from mid-June to early August) are exclusively dedicated to research on Down syndrome research with Advanced and Pilot/exploratory grants

    Two types of research projects may be submitted and will be separately evaluated by the scientific board experts or external reviewers if needed for each call:
  • 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.
  • Lloc de presentació
    IMIM and PSMAR staff who need more information should contact::
    Research Grants and Contracts Office. C/ Doctor Aiguader, 88. 08003-Barcelona. Tel.: 93.316.04.00.
    Carol Barnwell: Ext.: 1670
    Marta López: Ext.: 1576
    Convocatòria (URL)
  • Pilot or exploratory grants: The maximum funding will be 50,000.00 € for a maximum of two years (i.e. 20,000.00 € per year for a maximum of two years. Clinical projects could benefit from more funding).
  • 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
    Up to 2 years


    Project-file-template-FJL-Grants-Application (1).docx