Introducing Our New MND Research Strategy: Catalysing a Cure
17 April 2023
17 April 2023
We are delighted to officially launch our new Research Strategy, “Catalysing a Cure”. It sets out our role in the landscape: catalysing innovative research to develop new treatments for MND, and ultimately a cure. It outlines not only where we will focus our efforts to drive forward MND research over the next five years, but how we will do it.
We developed our strategy in collaboration with over 100 people across the MND community, to ensure the needs and priorities of people living with MND remain at the heart of the research we fund. Through a series of workshops, surveys and landscape analyses, we have established three strategic priorities that will help us to achieve our vision of a world free of MND:
We have set out four key ways of working that will underpin all our activities, enabling us implement our Research Strategy in the most effective way possible. We will:
“Our new Research Strategy “Catalysing a Cure” outlines our commitment and ambition over the next five years to advance MND research, expediting the development of new treatments and ultimately a cure. We recognise that people living with MND do not have time to wait, so we are driving forward our strategy at pace. We have already opened applications to our flagship grant scheme and we are encouraging researchers who share our vision of a world free of MND to get in touch to discuss their ideas with us.”
We are offering Project Awards of up to £500k for projects that will support the early-stage development of new treatments for MND. Researchers should visit our Funding Opportunities page to find out more about the scope of the awards and how to apply.
We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who supported us in the development of our Research Strategy. We are more determined than ever to drive forward research that will help us to achieve our vision of a world free of MND. For us, this is just the beginning.