Translational Research Projects Starter Grant

How to prepare your TRP proposal in the best possible way.

Who and what is funded?

DZHK PI, DZHK Scientists and members of the Young DZHK are eligible to apply.

The project should meet the following requirements:

- It shall be based on a clear and experimentally confirmed disease hypothesis.
- It shall be suited for a follow-up application for funding of a Translational Research Project.



With the Translational Research Project Starter Grant, scientists can secure start-up funding and make their project idea fit for an application in the DZHK funding line "Translational Research Projects".

Translational Research Projects - TRP for short - are research projects that already have a clear perspective for therapeutic or diagnostic application: For example, the search for an inhibitor that prevents the progression of atherosclerosis, the development of a gene therapy that targets progressive blockage of leg vessels, or of an animal model that can be used to test new diagnostic tools or investigate new treatments.

Here you can find an overview of all ongoing and completed Translational Research Projects.

The TRP Starter Grant enables scientists to prepare their project idea scientifically and validate early research results. It offers expert advice and financial support of up to 150,000 euros for a maximum duration of 18 months, so that the follow-up application for a TRP can be optimally prepared.

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