Call for Proposals

Research projects

Each year, the Synapsis Foundation – Alzheimer Research Switzerland ARS makes a
public appeal for proposals. Young researchers are invited to submit an application
and a description of their research project by the end of July of that year.

The maximal grant by the Synapsis Foundation per project is currently CHF 300,000 over (max.) three years. The aim is to support doctoral and post-doctoral research at Swiss universities and research institutions.

Thematically, the request for proposals focus on:

  • Basic research in genetics, molecular and cell biology of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia diseases.
  • Innovative approaches for the pre-symptomatic diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.

In 2016, 26 research projects were submitted.

The Scientific Advisory Board evaluates all proposals that are received and makes their recommendations to the Board of Trustees. The main evaluation criteria are:

  • Originality of the project proposal
  • Scientific quality
  • Feasibility
  • Relevance to the request

The Board of Trustees, on the recommendations of the Scientific Advisory Board, decides on the allocation of the grants.

Call for Proposals 2017 is closed

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