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Meningitis Research Foundation: Jessica Bethell MenB grants call

  Monday, 07 Nov 2022 | Funding Deadline

MRF are inviting well-constructed proposals for catalyst grants by UK-based researchers that demonstrate clear relevance to advancing protection against meningococcal serogroup B (MenB) disease in the UK. Proposals from early career researchers are also welcomed. The call is being funded by The Jessica Bethell Charitable Foundation, in memory of Jessica, who tragically died from MenB in 2012 aged just 24 years. They are therefore particularly interested in UK-relevant research proposals which are focussed on protection of teenagers and young adults against MenB disease and have the potential for future clinical or public health benefit. This could include projects focussed on the prevention, early recognition, diagnosis and management of MenB.

The proposals must generate pilot data or findings that will increase understanding of MenB carriage, transmission and/or disease and have a clearly defined potential for future translation into the prevention and/or protection against MenB. Research funded must be of the highest scientific merit, in terms of the importance of the investigation, excellence of the study, ability of the research team, and probability of success.

Deadline for proposals: 7 November 2022
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