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Major Grant
on ILD

A Major Grant on ILD refers to a significant funding opportunity offered by the World Scleroderma Foundation (WSF) as part of its Research Grant Programme on Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) for the year 2024. Is excited to announce the launch of our Major Grant and we invite researchers from around the globe to submit their projects for consideration.

Grant Objectives

The goal is to fund projects that address translational perspectives on lung fibrosis, including the pathogenesis of ILD, mechanisms of progression, prediction of response to treatment, biomarkers, and outcome measures.

Application Process


Interest Submission: Applicants are required to fill in all relevant fields in the online form, detailing their research project and its contribution to the WSF’s objectives.

Deadline: June 30, 2024, at midnight.


Review Process: applications will be evaluated by an international selection committee.
Projects selected in this initial phase will be contacted for additional procedures.


Final submission deadline: Shortlisted candidates will have to submit their complete final project.

Deadline: August 31, 2024, midnight.

Eligibility Criteria

The PrincipaI lead investigator must hold a position at an academic institution during the duration of the project: the applicant needs to demonstrate that the required infrastructure is available to carry out the proposed research.

Applicants/ host institutions must be diligent in ensuring the signed terms and conditions are returned by the stated deadline. It should be noted that this is a condition for funding.

Funding Details

A total amount of 300,000 € will be available for 2 grants (150.000€ for each project).

The winners of the grants will be requested to use the funds within 3 years.

The Principal Investigator will must present the final or preliminary results at the opening ceremony of the World Congress on Systemic Sclerosis in 2026.

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