Call for Proposals

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.

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.

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.

In response to the call for proposals 2017 a total of 37 submissions were received. The foundation decided to provide financial support to nine of the submitted projects. For more information on supported projects please visit "Our Projects".

The Call for Proposals 2018 is now open!

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