Meningitis - MRF Research Grants 2014 (£ 750,000)
The Meningitis Research Foundation's 2014 research grant round is now open. The deadline for preliminary proposals is September 10, 2014. Proposals dealing with prevention of all forms of meningitis and associated infections, improving treatment and outlook for patients, and improving the speed and accuracy of diagnosis will be considered. The charity awards project grants of up to a maximum of £ 150,000 per year for up to 5 years.
As a guideline, the majority of grants awarded are in the region of £ 60,000 - £ 100,000 per year for up to three years, with a number of small grants of up to £ 30,000 per year also meeting success. Research grants may be held in any country but must meet UK standards of research ethics, scientific integrity and animal welfare.
The Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) aims to defeat meningitis and septicaemia through research. Research funded must be of the highest scientific merit, in terms of the importance of the investigation, excellence of the study, ability of the research team, and probability of success. Research proposals must demonstrate clear relevance to the disease area and have potential for prevention of these diseases or other clinical or public health benefit.