IICN Research Grants

A core objective of the Institute of Clinical Neuroscience is to promote research in neuroscience in Ireland. Support for neuroscience research if offered in the form of Grants and Fellowships as funding is available to the IICN.

Applications are currently invited for the 2016 IICN / Sanofi Genzyme Fellowship Grant. Please click the link to follow for details 2016 Fellowship Grant 
The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, February 10th 2017
 

Previous Fellowship Grant Awards

                                                                          IICN Fellowship Grant Awards 2007 - 2015

Year

                                                                 Award

IICN / Novartis Ireland Fellowship Grant 2015             

Ten applications were received for the IICN / Novartis Ireland Fellowship Grant 2015.  The Grant was awarded to Dr. Peter Bede for his project “Developing MRI markers for ALS”.
Pictured at the presentation of the award are L to R, Dr. Niamh Murphy, Novartis Ireland; Dr. Christopher McGuigan, Dean, Irish Instittute of Clinical Neuroscience; Dr. Peter Bede, Neurology Specialist Registrar, Beaumont Hospital; Mr. Eugene Strong, Novartis Ireland.

2014 IICN / Novartis Ireland Fellowship Grant  Two applications received equivalent very high scores in the external and internal assessment and the IICN Board decided to award the 2014 IICN / Novartis Ireland Fellowship Grant jointly between two projects, dividing the funding equally.

Dr. Soon Tjim Lim, under the direction of Dr. Dominick McCabe, Department of Neurology, The Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Dublin, incorporating the National Children's Hospital, Dublin will conduct their research “Optimal Antiplatelet Therapy in TIA and Ischaemic Stroke (OATS) Study”.

Dr. Eavan McGovern, under the direction of Professor Michael Hutchinson, Department of Neurology, St. Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin, will conduct their research “A functional magnetic resonance imaging study of the response in the superior colliculi to looming stimuli in patients with cervical dystonia and their unaffected first-degree relatives with and without abnormal temporal discrimination”.

For details please click the link to follow 2014 IICN Fellowship Grant Award

2013 IICN / Novartis Ireland Fellowship Grant The 2013 IICN / Novartis Ireland Fellowship Grant was awarded to Dr. Niall Pender and Dr. Tom Burke for their research project "Neuropsychological and Functional Correlates of Social Cognition in Neurodegenerative diseases".
2012 IICN / Novartis Ireland Fellowship Grant The IICN / Novartis Ireland Fellowship Grant 2012 was awarded to Dr. Anna Molloy, under the direction of Professor Michael Hutchinson, for their research project "Evaluation of the effects of environmental factors in relation to disease penetrance in adult onset primary torsion dystonia".
2011 IICN / Genzyme Neromuscular Fellowship The 2011 IICN / Genzyme Pharmaceuticals Neuromuscular Fellowship was awarded to Dr. Aisling Ryan and Dr. Stela Lefter for their project "A Population-Based Epidemiologic Study of Adult Neuromuscular Disease in the Republic of Ireland"
2011 IICN / Novartis Ireland Fellowship Grant The IICN / Novartis Ireland Fellowship Grant 2011 was awarded to Dr. Thomas Monaghan under the direction of Professor Orla Hardiman and Dr. Colin Doherty for their project "Year 2 of the Young Onset Neurodegeneration Project 2010 - 2013".
2010 The jointly funded IICN / Merck Serono Fellowship Grant 2010 has been awarded to Dr. Dominick McCabe for his project "HaEmostasis In carotid STenosis (HEIST) Study"
2010 IICN / GSK Clinical Neuroscience Grant

The 2010 IICN /GlaxoSmithKline Clinical Neuroscience grant  was awarded jointly to Mr. Tom Flannery and to Dr. Richard Walsh.

Mr. Flannery's research project “Investigation of the role of cathepsins in astrocytoma invasion and angiogenesis in vivo using an orthotopic rodent glioma model”, will be conducted at the Centre for Cancer Research & Cell Biology, Queen’s University Belfast.

Dr. Richard Walsh's Clinical Fellowship in Movement Disorder will be pursued in Toronto Western Hospital, Canada

2010 IICN Fellowship Grant

The IICN Fellowship Grant 2010 was awarded to Dr. Seán Tomas O'Dowd to support his research entitled "Tau aggregation in neurodegenerative disease". Dr. O'Dowd will conduct his research at the Dublin Neurological Institute, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital with Prof. Tim Lynch and laboratory research at the Conway Institute, University College Dublin with Prof. Dominic Walsh.
Tauopathies are a class of neurodegenerative diseases which are characterized by the pathological accumulation of hyperphosphorylated tau protein fragments within the central nervous system; the hallmark lesion is the neurofibrillary tangle (NFT).

Dr. Stanley Hawkins, President, Irish Neurological Association 2010 with Dr. Seán Tomas O'Dowd, and Dr. Kevin Murphy, Consultant Neurologist, Sligo / Letterkenny Regional Hospitals.

2008
IICN / UCB (Pharma) Ireland Neuroscience bursary

The 2008 IICN / UCB Pharma Neuroscience  bursary was jointly awarded to Dr. Uchenna Okafo, Cork University Hospital and Dr. Sandya Tirupathi,  Beaumont Hospital. The Bursary is aimed at encouraging and recognising ongoing research in clinical neurosciences.

Dr. Okafo's project is entitled “Synaptic Input to Neuropeptide Y (NPY) containing Neurones in the Amygdala of Pharmacoresistant Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Patients”

Dr. Sandya Tirupathi's  project is entitled “A pharmacogenomic exploration of genetic risk factors in valproate-induced weight gain in patients with epilepsy”.

 

2007 IICN / Merck Serono Fellowship Dr Dominick McCabe accepting the 2007 IICN / Serono Pharmaceuticals Fellowship award presented by Dr. Kevin Marron, Serono Pharmaceuticals.

The research project "Assessment of platelet activation and function in response to different antiplatelet regimens in the early and late phases after ischaemic stroke or TIA" will be carried out at the Adelaide & Meath Hospital, incorporating the National Children's Hospital (AMNCH), Tallaght.

IRISH BRAIN RESEARCH FOUNDATION GRANTS

To view projects previously funded neuroscience research grants please click on the link to follow IICN Brain Research

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