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Application & funding

How to apply for a grant

EB-ResNet and its members are responsible for grant management. For all funding schemes an online grant management software called 'Grant Tracker' is facilitating the application process. 

The online application in our online grant management system 'Grant Tracker' is required for all funding schemes. For Research grants the application process starts directly via Grant Tracker in our 'Research grants' section. For Ad-hoc and industry projects please get in touch with EB-ResNet by sending a general enquirye (letter of interest - LOI) before you are provided with a Grant Tracker registration link. The online application process and subsequent peer-review is subject to strict conditions of confidentiality. Following final approval of funding and the issue of contracts, limited details of funded projects will be published on the EB-ResNet website and may be published in EB community newsletters;  unsuccessful applications remain confidential. 

Requirements for an application

All applicants must apply by filling in a detailed application form which asks them for:

  • Details of the research team/clinical team (PI needs fixed contract and salary guaranteed for at least duration of project)
  • The background to the research
  • The aims and objectives of the project
  • What hypothesis is to be tested, methodology used, and contingency plans
  • Gantt chart showing milestones and expenditure
  • The value to people with EB of the proposed research
  • The budget requested
  • A 'lay' summary of the project written for non-scientists
  • IP access, creation and anticipated translational potential

Selection of high-quality research proposals

Research proposals undergo external EB expert peer-review and evaluation by EB-ResNet’s EB Expert Panel, a group of senior EB clinicians and researchers with world-class expertise in EB. This process ensures strategic relevance to people with EB, and quality control of funded research. The peer-review process is used to identify fundable research, as well as to provide feedback to applicants to help refine research scope and methodology of proposals.

The submitted research proposals are initially assessed by the EB-ResNet management team. If the applications meet all the criteria for its funding channel, they are then sent for peer review. 

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