LINF Call for Grant Applications - Application Form
The mission of the Lundbeck International Neuroscience Foundation (LINF) is to support educational activities within subjects of a medicinal, pharmaceutical or medical nature, in particular within neurology and psychiatry, with considerable emphasis on the increased quality of life of patients and the development of common medical methods for improved treatment of patients. The Foundation may support educational and training purposes in the broadest sense of the words.
An important goal of these educational activities is to share information about the occurrence and burden of neurological and psychiatric disorders worldwide. The COVID-19 pandemic is changing the patterns of psychiatric and neurological disease and their societal impact, and there is a need to update the current understanding of the burden of brain disorders to help increase preparedness and resilience of health care systems.
Focus and scope of funded research
LINF wishes to fund a research project with the aim of summarizing information on the global prevalence, burden and economic cost of brain disorders. It is expected that the research will be based on a systematic review and meta-analysis of the epidemiological and health economic literature. The project should result in a report detailing the literature search results, the methodology for summarizing and extrapolating available data, and the resulting estimates of prevalence, burden and cost by country and diagnosis.
Funding information and reporting requirements
LINF intends to award a grant of up to 300,000 EUR to one research group or consortium. An interim progress report is expected after 6 months, and the final scientific report is due 12 months after initiation of the project.
Eligibility and evaluation criteria
Grant applications will be accepted from any organization. The lead applicant (principal investigator) should have completed a doctoral degree no later than the application deadline. Applications will be evaluated on the strengths of the proposed methodology and the documented experience of the research team.
Submission of call for proposals: April 15, 2021
Virtual meeting for information and Q&A about the call: 12 May 2021 - 16:00-17:30 CET
Application deadline: June 30, 2021
Grant award decision expected: August 31, 2021