PSPA invites applications for small research projects looking into PSP & CBD


UK charity, PSPA is now welcoming applications for small research projects looking into neurodegenerative conditions, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) and Corticobasal Degeneration (CBD).

The charity will be releasing £20,000 to fund research projects starting in 2022, and research proposals of up to £5,000 will be considered. Bigger projects of up to £10,000 may also be considered following discussion with the PSPA Research Committee.

Applications are invited from all career stages and professionals residing in the UK and with a track record of interest in neurodegenerative conditions. Projects led by Allied Health Professionals are welcomed.

This is an open call for applications, however PSPA will welcome proposals looking into the following priorities, identified in their Research Strategy:

  • Awareness of PSP & CBD – How can we better inform GP’s, primary care practitioners and the general public about these conditions?  
  • Diagnosis of PSP & CBD – How can we improve development of diagnostic tests, speed up diagnosis rates for people and reduce the incidence of misdiagnosis? 
  • Living with PSP & CBD – How can we ensure the best care is available in the community for both patients and carers? 
  • Prevention and causes of PSP & CBD – How can we help identify the causes by studying the influence of genetic, dietary, or other environmental factors?  And through this discover how can it be prevented? 
  • Treatments for PSP & CBD – In the absence of treatments for PSP & CBD what can be done to improve the quality of daily life of people with PSP & CBD, and how can we involve patients in clinical trials? 

Grants are tenable for between one and 24 months and will be available to the award-holder only for direct research expenses (including but not limited to research assistant time and equipment, excluding replacement teachings, research lead salaries, computers).

The deadline for submissions is 31 July 2022 at 5pm.

Applications will then be considered by a panel of independent research experts who will recommend appropriate projects for funding to the charity’s Board of Trustees.

Collaborative enterprises between two or more teams will be welcomed but are not essential.

To apply for funding please complete the Small Research Grants applications form and return it to:   

Notes for editors

PSPA is the only UK charity dedicated to improving the lives of people living with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy and Corticobasal Degeneration.

PSPA promote and fund research to understand the causes of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy and Corticobasal Degeneration, improve diagnosis, develop new treatments and ultimately find a cure.

PSPA provide information and support for everyone affected by Progressive Supranuclear Palsy and Corticobasal Degeneration to enable them to live the best life they can.

PSPA also raise awareness, particularly with decision makers and healthcare professionals, so they can recognise the conditions and have the skills and knowledge to help those affected access the right services at the right time.

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