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Applications for research funding

The Parkinson’s Association of Ireland (PAI) is now accepting applications for the current round of the Health Research Charities Ireland (HRCI)/Health Research Board (HRB) Joint Funding Scheme 2023/2024.

Information relating to the scheme including eligibility criteria can be found in the current HRCI-HRB Instructions to Applicants document which can be accessed here (HRCI-HRB-JFS-2024 Guidance Notes for Applicants) 

For this round, there will be no pre-application/ expression of interest phase. Applicants should complete the Full HRCI/HRB Application form available in the link below.  

Closing date for submission of full applications: 3 November 2023 at 5pm 

Applications should be submitted to 

Budget and project duration: Up to €75,000 per project (projects with a lower budget are welcome and will be considered) for projects from 12 up to 36 months. 

Research Priorities  

For the current round, we are inviting applications that address the following topics: 

  • The impact of lifestyle factors on Parkinson’s Disease (PD) (e.g. sleep, diet, exercise etc.). 
  • The mental health aspects of PD and stigma. 
  • Parkinson’s treatments including medications. 
  • The role of gut bacteria. 

These research priorities have been decided upon in consultation with PAI members and service users and reflect the priorities of participants who completed our research priorities survey in February 2023. 

We encourage applications for alltypes of research. 

Timeline (Please note some timelines are provisional and may be subject to change by the HRCI/HRB): 

Deadline for Submission of Full Applications to PAI 3 November 2023, 5pm Irish time 
Charity Peer Review 4 November 2023 – 26 January 2024 
Right to Reply Phase 29 January- 9 February 2024 
Submission of Shortlisted applications to HRB 10 February – 28 February 2024 
HRB Board Meeting June 2024 
Applicant Notification Post HRB Board meeting June 2024 
Research Project Start From 1 November 2024 – 1 January 2025 

Documents for Applicants:  The documents required are contained in the zip file below.

Parkinson’s Association of Ireland
Telephone: 1800 359 359
Registered charity number: 20028237
Company registration number: 123532
Charitable exemption number: CHY 10816

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