17 februari 2021
Project call: What is the effect of stress reduction on a brain tumour patients length of life?
Seed Funding Call for Research Projects. Based on further developments of our research agenda and strategy, we would like to invite scholars to submit a proposal for research projects in the theme:
What is the effect of stress reduction on a brain tumour patients length of life.
--- Cut-off date 30 Oktober 2021 - 5 PM ---
Aims and criteria
The STOPbraintumors.org grants are provided to assist researchers working on brain tumour research, to foster interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary knowlegde, to stimulate original research and to facilitate new internal and external collaborations. The funded research proposals should ultimately lead to results which make the submission of follow-up research proposals.
You can apply for funding for research projects under the following conditions:
The research proposal should have a well-defined focus towards the initiation of research projects that contribute to find out if stress within braintumourpatiënts affects the length of life. Does stress make chemical drugs less workable? Does stress make radiation therapy less effective? Does stress have an influence on recurrent brain tumours?
For this research proposal, there is a maximum budget of €100.000 available. The guideline for the budget of a research project is €100,000. Detailed justification has to be provided for spending this amount.
Projects must be started within 2021-2022 and completed within 2-3 year (2025). The guideline for the duration of a research project is 2-3 years. Justification has to be provided when exceeding this duration. The project leader must hold a PhD at the start of the project and be employed by a hospital/ institute during the term of the project.
The potential contribution to strengthen the STOPbraintumors.org’s goals and research themes. The requested budget must be supported by financial projections
- The extent to which the proposed research is carried out.
- Track record of the applicants.
- Scientific quality.
- The outcome for better treatment of the brain tumour patients.
- The potential of successfully acquiring external funding.
If the project involves collaboration between a maximum of 3 organisations, the added value of each of the separate organisations has to be substantiated.
Procedure and timeline
Proposal Call with a cut-off date 30 October 2021 - 5 PM
The proposal must be submitted in the template here below.
Submit by email to STOPbraintumors.org Foundation Board (KHofstee@STOPhersentumoren.nl ). After the deadline, all proposals will be checked on eligibility. Researchers of non-eligible proposals will be informed. The STOPbraintumors.org board will discuss all eligible proposals. Members of the Board will not contribute to the decision process of proposals of their own group of direct colleagues. Applicants will be informed about the STOPbraintumors.org Board’s decision within six to seven weeks.
Justification and Report after the grant
At the end of the Seed Funding grant the applicant must hand in:
- They must name the STOPbraintumors.org foundation in the research articles they will publish.
- A short, written report about the proposal for the STOPbraintumors.org website
- A filmed presentation about the research for one of the STOPbraintumors.org meetings/website.
If you have any questions about the call and the criteria, please contact Mrs K. Hofstee (KHofstee@STOPhersentumoren.nl ).
STOPbraintumors.org Proposal Form
- Project Title
- Project summary (approximately 300 – 500 words) Please provide a short summary of the project.
- Start date
- End date
- Total budget requested
Principal investigator (required) First Name, Surname, Institution Affiliation, Email address, Phone number, Address, personal website
Co-investigator(s) For each additional co-investigator: First Name, Surname, Institution Affiliation, Emailadress, Phone number, Address, personal website
Researchers who do not have a personal website, attach a CV or resume with the application.
Who will manage this project? An individual researcher? Of an Institution? By an institution please give Institution contact details (for institutionally managed projects only) Name, address phone number and Institution Signatroy by Name, Job Title, Signatory email.
Research theme and focus
- What is the effect of stress-reduction on the length of life within braintumourpatiënts? or
- Does stress make the chemical drugs less workable? or
- Does stress make radiation therapy less effective? or
- Does stress have an influence on recurrent brain tumours? or
- Orther: please specify: ………
Research aim and academic innovation
Briefly state the main research question(s) and explain how this project will push the frontier of existing knowledge. (maximum of 500 words).
Provide detail on the proposed research design, method and context of the project. Include information on planned surveys, any use of external providers, and research assistants (maximum of 1500 words).
Please select the activity type(s) this project relates to:
- Scoping visit / Early-stage project development
- Pilot study
- Expert- / peer review
- Self-contained (new) research project
- Synthesis of existing knowledge/literature review
- Implementation guidance/technical assistance
- Project scale-up (expansion of intervention, widening of sample size based on proof of concept etc.)
- Other, please specify: ………
Relevance to braintumourpatients
What is the relevance of the project to braintumourpatients. Describe ho wit fits within the STOPbraintumors.org agenda; making a better treatment for braintumourpatients possible? (maximum of 500 words)
Please give us a timetable of outputs, providing details on the project timeline, deliverable outputs, and a forecast of when the requested budget will be required. Please consider the budget and length of your project when deciding on your timeline of outputs. Typical progress reports are generated every 6 months.
Please do notice, that we encourage researchers to include blog post as a project output. Blog post are published on STOPbraintumors.org websites.
Please provide a detailed approximate budget for your project.
Let us also know if you expect that you will need any additional funds from other sources in order to complete the proposed research. (outline all other organisations you have applied to for funding, including the amounts and the status of these applications).