Funding For Research on Neurodegenerative Diseases

In the past ten years, numerous ZNZ researchers have received a grant from the Dr. Wilhelm Hurka Foundation. An application window opens again this summer and invites to submit proposals until 31 July 2022.

The Dr. Wilhelm Hurka Foundation is a Zürich based foundation dedicated to support basic and clinical research on Parkinson’s Disease and other Neurodegenerative Diseases at the University of Zurich, ETH Zurich and the Zurich University Hospitals. The projects should address key questions of disease pathogenesis, pathophysiology, or novel approaches for therapies or prevention. In the past funding period in 2020, the following projects were supported:

  • Examining the Role of Altered Microglia-Neuron Interaction to Promote Proepileptic Network Activity Leading to Dementia After Stroke. Anna-Sophia Wahl, Brain Research Institute, UZH
  • Hippocampal Ensemble Coding and Memory Consolidation in Neurodegenerative Diseases. Benjamin Grewe, Institute of Neuroinformatics, ETH Zurich
  • Augmented Reality Treadmill Training in Patient with Parkinson’s Disease: A Randomized Controlled Study. Peter Brugger, UZH & Dr. Roman Gonzenbach, Kliniken Valens.

The project description of maximum seven pages should include a paragraph highlighting the previous expertise and contributions of the principal investigator and should end with a detailed budget (CHF 50’000 – 100’000). Please, also include the CV of the principal investigator and, if applicable, of the group members for which a salary is requested.

If you have questions regarding the scientific focus of the proposal, please contact Martin Schwab from the Institute for Regenerative Medicine (UZH).

Applications in electronic format should be addressed until 31 July 2022 to:

Corinne Nobs
Dr. Wilhelm Hurka Foundation,
c/o Prager Dreifuss AG
Mühlebachstrasse 6
8008 Zürich
corinne.nobs@prager-dreifuss.com