What is it about?
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Rare diseases are life threatening or chronic conditions which affect no more than 1 person out of 2.000. Currently many patients are not diagnosed or do not benefit from an appropriate treatment. Scientific research is crucial to improve the quality of life of the patients. By launching an annual call for projects, the Fund Generet wants to support research on rare diseases with the aim to better understand the processes (causes and mechanisms) underpinning rare diseases and/or to turn fundamental discoveries into better prevention, diagnosis or treatment of patients.
This sixth call is open to top researchers in Belgium with outstanding scientific achievements who have already developed or are willing to develop a research line in rare diseases. International and interdisciplinary collaboration are strongly encouraged. .
The annual Generet Award of 1.000.000 € aims to catalyse the research agenda on rare diseases in Belgium and beyond. The amount will be paid in 2 phases of 500.000 euros. The second support is conditional to a positive midterm review. Part of the budget may be outsourced for supporting international expenses.
This call is launched in partnership with the FNRS and the FWO.