EFSD and Sanofi European Research Programme in Macrovascular Complications
Deadline Date: 16 March 2020
The European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes (EFSD) was created by the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) to provide funding initiatives in all areas of diabetes research. The aims of EFSD are to encourage and support research in the field of diabetes, to rapidly diffuse acquired knowledge and to facilitate its application.
Sanofi, a global healthcare leader, discovers, develops and distributes therapeutic solutions focused on patients' needs. Sanofi Diabetes and Cardiovascular is dedicated to delivering innovative, value-based medicines and integrated solutions. Sanofi is committed to a collaborative approach that involves strategic alliances with professional and patient associations, research institutions and leaders in healthcare and other industries, with the goal of advancing scientific knowledge, driving the convergence of science and technology, helping to improve outcomes and inspiring an evolution in care.
Programme and Research Focus
EFSD and Sanofi have established a programme called the EFSD/Sanofi European Diabetes Research Programme in Macrovascular Complications to encourage new projects aimed at advancing current knowledge in this field.
To achieve the goals and objectives of this Programme, EFSD and Sanofi invite applications by issuing this "Request for Applications" (RFA), which indicates joint funding as well as areas of research emphasis.
The EFSD/Sanofi European Diabetes Research Programme in Macrovascular Complications is intended to stimulate and accelerate European research on macrovascular complications. Grants are offered for basic or clinical mechanistic studies. For the former, innovative studies including use of advanced stem cell approaches will be particularly welcome whereas studies involving classical animal models of macrovascular disease will not be considered for funding.
Mechanism of Support and Review
Research will be supported through the award of grants, each of up to Euro 100,000 for basic and/or clinical projects. The duration of each award may be one year or longer, depending upon the needs of the project and as justified in the application. EFSD may, on advisement from the Review Committee, recommend an award in a different amount from that requested, but which is considered more appropriate for the proposed studies.
Projects requiring higher funding than that specified above are also invited to apply to this Programme, i.e. applications may be submitted to complement funding for a larger project.
All projects need to provide comprehensive justification of their budget and a clear description of both, the requested amount from EFSD as well as the available funding for the project from other sources, if applicable (see Review Considerations).
In exceptional cases, applications for funding in an amount larger than Euro 100,000 and up to Euro 250,000 may be considered for funding. Here the additional relevant financial requirements need to be clearly justified and applicants should also indicate which part of the study will be feasible in the case of a Euro 100,000 award.
Applications for an EFSD/Sanofi grant are invited from single non-profit institutions or groups of such institutions from Europe and associated countries (for detailed country list, please see here). The principal investigator and any co-investigators must be employed full-time at a non-profit institution and the study must be performed at their place of work
Applications will be subject to scientific review by a specialised and independent ad hoc committee. It is anticipated that applications will be received, reviewed and approved for funding by July 2020.
Prior to any final decision on funding, and in order to offer applicants the opportunity to benefit from the review process, EFSD reserves the right to request revision of applications in accordance with the recommendations of the Review Committee.
Research Grant Applications
Applications for research grants may be subjected to pre-review (or triage) procedures. In this event, any application rejected at pre-review will not be subject to a complete scientific review and no feedback report will be provided to the applicant.
The deadline for receipt of research grant applications for funding this year is 16 March 2020.
All budgets are to be prepared in Euro. For countries in which the Euro is not the common currency, the exchange rate (between the Euro and the local currency in the country where the work is to be performed) used for calculating the Euro budget must be mentioned under "Budget Justification".
Applications for this programme must be submitted in the new EFSD online Application System which is available via the MyEASD platform.
Members of EASD or owners of an account for the EASD Virtual Meeting or Annual Meeting registration, are asked to use the login details from their existing account (email address and password) to login to MyEASD and access the EFSD Application System.
All applications must be prepared on the official application form in the EFSD online application system and completed in strict accordance with the detailed instructions to be found there. Applications which do not comply with the instructions given in the application system will not be considered for review.
Please submit your application in the EFSD online application system before 23:59 CET on the deadline date 16 March 2020.
Completed applications will be evaluated in accordance with the criteria stated below for scientific/technical merit by an appropriate and independent scientific committee.
Review criteria are as follows:
Reporting Requirements and Approval of Funding
All investigators funded by this Programme are required to submit a scientific report at the end of the project period. For those projects where funding is distributed in instalments, interim progress reports will also be required. Such reports will be subject to assessment prior to the release of any further funds.
Investigators must provide EFSD with copies of papers accepted for publication, and must acknowledge the support of the Programme in all written material by use of the phrase: "supported by an EFSD/Sanofi research grant".
Applications for a grant renewal will be accepted on a competitive basis, with the same review process as described in this Announcement. Such applications will therefore be considered in the same fashion as all other new applications received for review and without any special priority.
|Application Deadline||16 March 2020|
|Anticipated Award Date||July 2020|