Funding opportunity: Stroke Association

Research and Innovation Development Office

Category: Awards

9 February 2017

The Stroke Association has created a Priority Awards Programme opportunity to fund research projects into haemorrhagic stroke. Up to £450,000 is available for projects lasting between three and five years.

Approximately 15% of strokes can be categorised as haemorrhagic, but knowledge of this phenomenon, and of effective treatments, are comparatively low. Knowledge of the more common ischaemic stroke, by comparison, is much more complete. In order to solve these problems, the Stroke Association have determined that projects must address one or more of the following:

  1. Blood pressure: interventions to optimise blood pressure management
  2. Understanding the effect of blood on brain cells, with a focus on treatment strategies
  3. Acute treatment strategies: including surgical, interventional or medical studies
  4. Prevention strategies: including surgical, interventional or medical studies
  5. 5. The long term needs (six months post-stroke and beyond) of patients with intracerebral and subarachnoid  haemorrhage, and do these needs differ from patients with ischaemic stroke? (Note: an observational study only)

Database usage is particularly highlighted in the call document for this Programme, with an emphasis on using appropriate existing data. Building on, or merging, existing databases is also considered favourably. Additionally, the Stroke Association would especially favour projects that are:

  • a large collaborative study, and/or
  • a study with a capacity building element, eg training of PhD students or postdoctoral scientists.

Expressions of Interest are compulsory to be invited to submit a full proposal. EoI Forms must be submitted before 5pm, 1 March 2017. Invited applicants will be notified by 1 June 2017, and will be sent the full application form.

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