IRP – International Foundation for Research in Paraplegia

The IRP invites applications and nominations for the

IRP Schellenberg Prize 2021

The IRP Schellenberg Research Prize will be awarded on the basis of scientific merit to recognize recent achievements in the cellular, molecular and clinical aspects of spinal cord development, plasticity and regeneration following lesions.

Eligible for the Prize are young but established group leaders with outstanding achievements in experimental or clinical research related to spinal cord injury and repair. The Prize sum of 100’000 Swiss Francs is to be used for research purposes (personnel, equipment or supplies) and will be handed over by IRP to the winner at the award ceremony.

Applications and nominations are due by October 31, 2021.

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The IRP invites applications in the field of Basic and Clinical Research on CNS Regeneration / Neuroprotection and Functional Restoration with special emphasis on the spinal cord.

IRP Research Grants

Funds for two years will be allocated up to 150’000 Swiss Francs on the basis of scientific quality and relevance to paraplegia for research proposals studying mechanisms of injury and repair, as well as long term recovery. Applications from Junior groups are welcome.


IRP Postdoctoral Fellowship

IRP provides fellowships up to two years to young scientists who are either from Switzerland and who want to join an outstanding laboratory or clinic abroad, or from abroad and who wish to work in Switzerland.

Deadline for applications: October 31, 2021

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