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Calls for Research Proposals

Innovative Research Grant Call


DEBRA International is pleased to launch a new funding scheme. The Innovative Research Grant Call 2017 is now open aimed at project grants that apply concepts or technologies novel to EB.

To encourage sound proposals based on bold ideas that can potentially have a high impact on EB research, projects with very limited or zero preliminary evidence are also eligible if they are built on a solid rationale for testing feasibility. Research plans must be based on a deep understanding of the mechanisms or biology of EB, or parallel evidence from other conditions. We envisage a flexible funding scheme spanning from 6 months up to 2 years. Proof of concepts projects are also welcome.Applications must be submitted using our online application form, which is accessed by a secure login.

Access our online system here.

For more information on the scope and eligibility criteria click here.

The timeline for this call is as follows:

  • October - November 2017: Peer review
  • 11th December 2017: Panel meeting (assess applications, external peer-review reports, formulate critique for applicants as well as any requests for changes of the proposal)
  • 9th January 2017: Deadline for applicants to rebut jury comments and requests
  • End January 2018: Final funding decision

Ongoing research grant calls

  •                          'All-Priorities'


    • 24th September 2017: MSAP review of applications
    • November 2017: Final funding decision anticipated

    For more information on this research call, click here.

  •                     'Wound Healing in EB'


    • 24th September 2017: Expert panel review of applications

    For more information on this research call, click here.