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LFB Research Grant in Immunology 2024

LFB's immunology research grant scheme aims to support the work of healthcare professionals under the age of 45 in the fields of immunodeficiency and immune-mediated neuropathy (No age restriction for nurses). 

Proposals are sought for research that aims to improve the management and/or quality of life of patients treated with intravenous immunoglobulin (within licensed indications).

The grant 

The fourth LFB Immunology research grant awards are planned for 2024. 

  1. ONE PROJECT IN IMMUNODEFICIENCIES FIELD

  2. ONE PROJECT IN THE IMMUNE-MEDIATED NEUROPATHIES FIELD 

The amount of each award is 15000. No product nor placebo are part of the award and could not be requested as a replacement for the award.

Eligibility Criteria 

Young Health Care Providers (HCP), less than 45 years old, non-Professor, from predefined countries can apply with a project that fulfills the aim of the program (No age restriction for nurses) :

Project Scope:

  • Increase the awareness of Immune-mediated disorders in terms of diagnosis or patient management.   

  • Improve the overall quality of life of patients

  • In patients treated with Intravenous Immunoglobulins within the licensed indications

Eligible countries

Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Mexico, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom.

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Review Committee

Projects fulfilling the eligibility criteria will be reviewed by the Grant Jury. An LFB Medical Staff member will be part of the jury as an observer and will not be involved in any decision-making.

Composition of The jury

For immunodeficiency projects

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Prof. Javier Carbone - Spain
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Prof. Francisco Espinosa Rosales - Mexico
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Dr. Nizar Mahlaoui - France
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Prof. Stephen Jolles - United Kingdom

For immune-mediated neuropathy projects

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Prof. Hans-Peter Hartung - Germany
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Prof. Yeşim Parman - Turkey
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Prof. Yusuf A. Rajabally - United Kingdom
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Prof. Jean-Marc Léger - France
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Prof. Steven Vargas - Mexico

Award attribution

The prices will be awarded at a scientific congress or meeting, for which sponsorship will also be provited by LFB. Details will be notified to the winners.

 

General information

Opening date for applications:  01 January 2024

Application deadline:

  1. Immune-mediated neuropathies projects: 15 September 2024

  2. Immunodeficiency projects: 15 September 2024

To apply:

Pharmacovigilance notice

If the selected project includes any LFB IVIg brand, the applicant must follow LFB pharmacovigilance procedures. A pharmacovigilance notice will be provided to the applicant to inform them of the applicable pharmacovigilance procedures.

Application Documents

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Project proposal template
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Reference letter template
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Data protection notice
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CV template
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How to apply 

The submission file (In English) includes:

 

  1. Identity of the participant: Please fill out the Curriculum Vitae document (2 pages maximum)

  2. Short description of the team

  3. A referencing letter from the Head of the service as a supporter of the project

  4. Publications list of the candidate/team in relation to the research

  5. The candidate must indicate any conflict of interest, with one of the members of the Review Committee.

  6. Description of the project: (5 pages maximum):

  • The rationale of the research and how it answers the chosen unmet need.

  • The objective of the research and expected results.

  • Nature of the work and relevance of the methodology.

  • Timelines and budget, feasibility, and difficulties to foresee: the project must not exceed 18 months (beginning from the acceptance project by committee).

  • Applicant must declare any foreseen difficulties.

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