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OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSION OF RESEARCH PROPOSAL

DNNI (Dementia and Neurodegeneration Network Ireland) are now inviting proposals for an Evidence Review Paper investigating: 



About DNNI Through supporting multidisciplinary collaborative research and knowledge exchange, DNNI is dedicated to the enhancement of the understanding of the causes and mechanisms of dementia and neurodegeneration, the effectiveness of different models of care and the policy changes required to improve the quality of life for persons with dementia and neurodegenerative conditions and their caregivers.
DNNI links leading researchers across several disciplines in the areas of dementia and neurodegeneration, it is novel in its multidisciplinary focus and strategic in its objective to enhance research co-operation and co-ordination across the island of Ireland. By facilitating collaborative consensus and policy based projects and supporting knowledge exchange and public patient events, DNNI seeks to improve our understanding of the causes and mechanisms of dementia and neurodegeneration, the effectiveness of different models of care and the policy changes required to improve the quality of life for persons with dementia and neurodegenerative conditions and their caregivers.


Background
With no cure for dementia and many other neurodegenerative conditions on the near horizon the need for preventative approaches to alleviate the human, economic and societal burden of these diseases becomes ever pressing. Dementia and Neurodegeneration Network Ireland (DNNI), in collaboration with our network colleagues Structured Population and Health-Services Research Education (SPHeRE), support the belief that the integration of knowledge and practice from diverse academic research traditions, practitioners, government, industry and the community & voluntary sectors has the potential to radically improve our understanding of dementia and neurodegeneration in relation to prevention, care and quality of life. Previous research has identified many modifiable risk factors associated with Dementia/ Neurodegenerative Disease and a comprehensive understanding of these risk factors is important for researchers, health professionals, policy-makers, practitioners, patients and family carers.
Against this background, DNNI has established a Multidisciplinary Consensus & Policy Panel to guide and administer a call for proposals to conduct a Research Review of these modifiable risk factors.
The Review will be used by the DNNI to inform the development of a Network Consensus Report on modifiable risk factors in Dementia and Neurodegenerative Disease.

Research Review
The Research Review will examine the current evidence on the role and importance of modifiable lifestyle or health risk factors in the prevention and treatment of Dementia and Neurodegenerative Disease. There should be an international comparative policy element to the analysis. The paper should be less than 8,000 words in length, including references. The Review will be used by DNNI to develop a Consensus Report that will inform research and policy in relation to the influence of modifiable risk factors on the reduction of Dementia and Neurodegenerative Disease in the Irish population. 

Funding 
A grant of €5,000 will be awarded to the successful applicant

Timeline 
A draft report must be provided to DNNI by 30th November 2017. 

Application Process & Assessment Criteria
Proposal applications should not exceed 1,000 words (excluding front cover sheet provided by DNNI). The DNNI Management Committee will carry out an initial review of applications and an external reviewer will be appointed to select the successful applicant.


The following criteria will be used to assess applications:

  • Applicant’s background & expertise
  • Methodology
  • Track record in conducting high quality research
  • Policy expertise
  • Timeline & ability to deliver
  • Coherence of proposal
The successful applicant will be contacted by 21st August 2017.





Deadline for receipt of applications is Monday 31st July at 5pm.

Applications should be submitted by email to: carol.rogan@alzheimer.ie Include the DNNI Application Form Front Cover Sheet provided
Enquiries can be made to: Carol Rogan, DNNI Interdisciplinary Scientific Coordinator Email: carol.rogan@alzheimer.ie Phone: (01) 428 4531 Mob: 086 145 1068 Website: www.dementia-neurodegeneration.ie








 

 

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