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MRCG/HRB Joint Funding Scheme 2012
Project / Programme grants
Opening Date:
24 November 2011
Closing Date:
14 March 2012

***Please note that the opening and closing dates above are for administrative purposes only and do not represent dates for submission of applications. For actual call opening and closing dates please see the websites of the individual charities involved in the scheme.***

Latest Updates

The Irish Thoracic Society is pleased to announce a call for research projects under the 2012 MRCG/HRB Joint Funding Scheme to the value of €120,000.00 over two years.

For more detail on the Irish Thoracic Society (ITS) call, please click here


Diabetes Ireland Research Alliance invites applications for diabetes focused research projects of up to three-year duration to a total of €225,000. 

For further details please click here

Sligo General Hospital Research and Education Foundation invites applications for projects to a max of €20,000 over one year in 2012. The scheme is open to health professionals and academics in the Sligo General Hospital catchment area and the project must have involvement with Sligo General Hospital.

Link to call announcement

Fighting Blindness announce call for Expression of Interest for Retinal Research Projects

Link to call announcement

Brainwave - The Irish Epilepsy Association is now inviting applications for epilepsy-focused research projects:

For more information, click here

Bee for Battens, The Saoirse Foundation, invites applications for research projects focused on Battens Disease in all forms, both in Ireland, Europe & Internationally.

For more detail on the Bee for Battens, The Saoirse Foundation call, please click here

Cystinosis Foundation Ireland invites applications in all areas of cystinosis research. Projects should be between 12 to 36 months in duration and the maximum amount available is 100,000 euro per annum.

For more detail on the Cystinosis Foundation Ireland call, please click here

Please note that other MRCG registered charities not listed above may also invite applications to this scheme. Please contact the MRCG for further information (Link to MRCG website)

About the MRCG/HRB Joint Funding Scheme

Since 2006, the Medical Research Charities Group (MRCG) and the HRB have operated an innovative joint funding scheme that allows members of the MRCG to support research of particular interest to specific patient populations. This scheme provides funding for clearly defined research projects in disease areas of strategic relevance to each individual charity. MRCG/HRB awards will be up to a maximum total award value of €300,000 for projects from 12 up to 36 months.

The scheme has now been opened to MRCG registered charities, and over the coming months participating charities will open calls for proposals through their respective websites/ communications channels. Those interested in this scheme should contact the MRCG for further information.

As calls are announced, applicants should contact the designated contact point at the respective charity.

Further details:

Please contact Marie Downes at the MRCG.

Phone: 01 491 2044

Email: mdownes(at)

Link to MRCG website


At the request of participating charities, HRB will also update this page with announcements of individual calls as they open.

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