How to apply
In order to apply you can either fill out an application form online or download a PDF form [coming soon].
Following submission, grant applications will be reviewed internally by members of the MPS Society’s Clinical and Scientific Advisory Committee (CSAC). This committee includes trustees with a medical or scientific background, non-medical trustees and members of the MPS Society’s Support and Advocacy senior team. A shortlist of applications will then be sent for external peer review, by a panel of relevant medical experts. It should be noted these may include international experts.
The committee that makes funding recommendations meets up to six times a year and submitted applications will be considered at the next available committee slot. If for any reason you need support with the application process or think your application needs fast-tracking then please contact the committee secretariat.
We are committed to transparency and open access and applications will be sent out for peer-review.
Feedback after submission
All applicants, successful or otherwise, will receive anonymised feedback from the Clinical and Scientific Advisory Committee and where available the peer review panel.
Detailed Terms and Conditions of Medical Research Grants, the MPS Society’s Moral and Ethical Policy for Fundraising and Public Affairs Activities and acceptance forms are attached with the application form.
Research grant payments will be made quarterly in arrears. Quarterly payments beyond the first quarter for second and third year grants will only be made after a review of the research project has been undertaken and an appraisal report received.
A final report must be submitted within two months of the end of the research grant and include:
A summary of the results of the research project
Indication of whether goals were met
If applicable suggestions for further research efforts needed in the field
A summary statement in lay language of the results of the research which will be communicated via emails and social media.
If the results are published in any scientific journals, provision of a copy of the article(s) is required.
The MPS Society requests that all acknowledgements include the following: ‘This work was supported by a research grant from the Society for Mucopolysaccharide Diseases (MPS Society) www.mpssociety.org.uk’
When you submit the application you will need to include:
Human Subjects Compliance Agreement
Animal Subjects Compliance Agreement
CV of lead investigator