The Mutua Madrileña Foundation has launched the “XX Call for Health Research Grants”, which this year will raise up to 2.3 million euros and includes the category “Mental health focused on disorders affecting childhood and youth”.
The call for proposals, which will finance medical research projects carried out in Spanish hospitals, is now available on the Fundación Mutua Madrileña website. This is sustainable support over time, which has helped launch more than 1,400 medical studies of all kinds, and to which the foundation has already allocated more than 65 million euros.
Clinical projects to be funded in this edition are limited to oncology specialties focused this year on immunotherapy and cancer; Transplantation, which deals exclusively with immunotolerance, xenotransplantation and organ preservation; traumatology and its consequences, including neurological injuries; Rare diseases, limited to those that appear in childhood, and a new addition to mental health focused on youth disorders.
Projects can be submitted on the Fundación Mutua website from February 1 to March 4, 2023. Research must be conducted within accredited Health Research Institutes (IIS) and selected by the Foundation’s Scientific Committee. Mutua Madrileña, led by Dr. Rafael Matesanzi, is based on the criteria of research experience of the principal investigator and the team, scientific quality, viability, practical application and expected social impact from the results.
As part of the call and to encourage online research, the Mutua Foundation reserves a specific clause to fund projects jointly carried out by teams of researchers belonging to at least four different autonomous communities in any of the described specialties. Also, there is another point for medical staff specialist projects of Adeslas, a leading health insurance company owned by Mutua Group.
At the same time, the Mutua Foundation has opened the XI call for international cooperation scholarships for medical and nursing professionals to support health professionals who altruistically collaborate in aid projects carried out by non-governmental organizations in developing countries.
Source: El Diario