Funding of projects

 

Since 2006, the Phospholipid Research Center has been funding research into phospholipid excipients for pharmaceutical use. The aim is to expand the knowledge of the pharmaceutical and technical application of phospholipid excipients, their ability to improve, for example, the bioavailability and tolerability of drugs in oral, topical, pulmonary, and parenteral dosage forms, and their use as active ingredients.

If you want to see what exciting projects the Phospholipid Research Center has already funded, take a look at our funded projects section.

Individual researchers and research groups from all around the world are encouraged to submit a research proposal covering one or more of the research areas mentioned above in order to apply for funding of research for non-commercial purposes. Especially PhD and Postdoc projects at academic institutes are in focus.

In addition to excellent research performed at academic institutes generating valuable knowledge, the Phospholipid Research Center aims to promote the application of this knowledge by supporting innovative applied research projects as well. Such projects could be run by an individual researcher or a group of researchers, which last for up to four years. Any application-oriented project should include proof-of-concept (feasibility) studies aiming to address and overcome technical, medical, physiological, toxicological and other potential hurdles proving that the intended research application concept is suitable for further development to a product. In addition, a mini business/project plan with a short SWOT analysis should be included.

Normally, such a project will be in the pre-commercial and pre-clinical stage of pharmaceutical research. It does not encompass extensive safety testing or clinical research, but merely experiments increasing the chances of success of following development steps. The application for such an applied grant follows the same principles as above: submit a research proposal. The proposal should contain detailed information on the envisaged eventual product or technology idea, which hurdles should be overcome and how they will be addressed, the degree of novelty (comparison with state of the art and competing technologies (patent and scientific literature etc)) and chances of success for overcoming the hurdles. Last but not least, the project should clearly be driven by the selection and properties of phospholipids being essential components of the product or technology concept. The latter aspect should be explained in detail.

 

Do you have a topic you would like to report on and discuss with other researchers? Do you have ideas for an event, such as a workshop? Then you are cordially invited to submit an event proposal.

 

All proposals will be treated as confidential.