Grants and Collaborations
We support Huntington’s disease researchers identify potential funding opportunities and collaborations.
Assistance can be given to
- Help identify suitable funding calls for research, education and/or care projects in HD.
- Help connect with HD researchers and clinicians and assist collaborations with other partners, if required.
- Help organise conference calls to discuss HD project ideas where needed.
- Give information about grant programmes/funding contacts at a local, regional and national level.
Below is a list of possible grant opportunities for projects in Huntington’s Disease. If you are aware of other opportunities not listed here, please let me know so that we can add this information.
Please contact Fionnuala Margreiter, EHDN Grants & collaborations manager with any comments, questions or queries.
Are you looking for opportunities to develop your expertise and career in HD? The following are examples of potential opportunities.
The following are mainly opportunities for joint collaborative applications from partners in several countries. If you need further information on national/bilateral funding opportunities please contact Fionnuala Margreiter.
Show International Grants
|Grant name||Short description||Deadline
|Horizon Europe Marie Curie||Marie Curie -postdoctoral fellowships, doctoral networks, researchers night, etc.||Various
|Funds of up to €50 000 are allocated for research projects in HD. Intended to fast-track studies that are necessary in order to apply for larger grants from other organisations, or to estimate the power needed for eg clinical trials.||1 November 2023
|European Joint Programme in rare diseases-call for proposals||European Joint Programme on Rare Diseases (EJP RD)|
Call for Proposals 2023
“Natural History Studies addressing unmet needs in Rare Diseases”
|Regular calls for funding
|Human Frontier Science Program||Supports innovative and interdisciplinary basic research focused on the complex mechanisms of living organisms; topics range from molecular and cellular approaches to systems and cognitive neuroscience, and the interactions between organisms.||Yearly calls
|JPND||Largest global research initiative tackling neurodegenerative diseases. Specific countries included||Annual calls
|COST Action||Connect research initiatives across Europe and beyond and enable researchers and innovators to grow their ideas in any science and technology field by sharing them with their peers. COST Actions are bottom-up networks with a duration of four years that boost research, innovation and careers.||Open now
|Innovative Health Initiative||Europe's largest public-private initiative aimed at innovation for health. Supports collaborative research projects and builds networks of industrial and academic experts in order to boost health innovation in Europe. See topics list||Calls open
|Hereditary Disease Foundation grants||Research grants in HD||Open now
National funding opportunities
We are currently adding to our countries list and funding options. If you know of more funding opportunities please get in touch with Fionnuala Margreiter.
|Type of call|
|Potential partners/ coordinator|
|Swiss National Science Foundation -individual/collaborative projects|
|Researchers can apply for funding to cover the costs of research work, staff salaries, scientific collaboration, networking and communication; but their own salaries are not covered.|
|International Co-Investigator Scheme |
| To facilitate and finance collaborative research projects with international partners. It is targeted at researchers in Switzerland whose projects include subprojects abroad. Both the Swiss-based project and the subproject conducted by the international partner will be evaluated and funded by the SNSF. The agreement with Sweden, Norway, Germany and Austria covers all disciplines, while the agreement with Britain covers only the humanities and social sciences.|
|Novartis foundation - research projects, postdocs|
|February, May, October|
|To foster medical-biological science by means of financial support for research projects conducted at Swiss universities in the field of medicine and medically oriented biology/biochemistry. The Foundation also funds a limited number of research fellowships abroad (e.g. postdocs) for advancement of the scientific education of young researchers (PhD/MD).|
|Type of call|
|National Institute for Healthand Care Research||Various opportunities|
|Research grants - clinician scientist fellowship, research fellowship, research grant|
|The Academy of Medical Sciences|
|Global Challenges Research Fund Networking Grants|
|The scheme allows researchers from across disciplines and from developing countries and the UK to hold networking events, to forge new links and generate innovative transdisciplinary research ideas to address global challenges. We expect that these new networks will then be better equipped to apply for larger grants offered by the GCRF programme and other funding initiatives.||https://acmedsci.ac.uk/grants-and-schemes/grant-schemes/gcrf-networking-grants|
|The awards provide up to £25,000 over one year to support collaborations between developing countries and the UK and to hold networking events aimed at addressing global challenges. |
|UK Research & Innovation||Various opportunities||https://www.ukri.org/opportunity/||The scheme supports academically led projects whose goals are to improve prevention, diagnosis, prognosis, or treatment of significant health needs, or that focus on developing research tools that increase the efficiency of developing interventions.||