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Spinal muscular atrophy research projects

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The French Muscular Dystrophy Association, on behalf of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Europe, invites proposals for spinal muscular atrophy research projects. These support projects aimed at finding a therapy for SMA or at elucudating the basic pathophysiological processes of the disease. Focus areas are:

•understanding and function of the survival motor neurone function complex;

•innovative approaches for therapy of SMA;

•projects addressing bottlenecks impairing rapid transition from basic research to clinical trials;

•natural history of SMA.

Operating grants and postdoctoral fellowships are available.

Applicants for the former must be professionals or faculty members at an appropriate institution or small or medium-sized enterprise, whereas fellowship applicants must be members of a research team in the laboratory of a senior investigator. All applicants must hold a PhD, MD, DPhil or equivalent degree.

Funding is provided for up to two years. Standard operating grants do not normally exceed €150,000, though grants for part or joint funding of a clinical trial may be made at a higher level.

The application submission deadline is 9th December 2015.

For more information, please visit:

For advice on applying, please contact your relevant Research Development Manager.


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