Neurology Research Grant 2021

Open to researchers, post – graduate fellows & practitioners in neuro-medicine

Project Brief:

Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) in collaboration with Pakistan Society of Neurology (PSN) announces research grants in neuro-sciences. Getz Pharma sponsors these grants to most aspiring proposals under discretion of steering committee. The aim is to facilitate young researchers by providing resources including funds and expert guidance on research to breed a culture of research and publication. This in a longer run will also help improve neurology care in Pakistan.

Research topics:

  • Epilepsy

  • Parkinson’s Disease

Application process:

Grant application initiates from writing a proposal in relevant research area. When the call for grant proposals opens at, candidate can apply online by submitting proposal through an electronic application form. [Click here]

Grant allocation:

Once the call for proposals is closed, all received applications are reviewed by steering committee comprised of distinguished representatives from Pakistan Society of Neurology and the office of research, innovation and commercialization, Dow University of Health Sciences. Based on their assessment, only well-inscribed proposals with potential for publication in high indexed journals will be allotted funds by Getz Pharma.

Steering Committee:

The ten (10) membered expert steering committee comprises of,

  • Members of Pakistan Society of Neurology

  • Office of Research, INNOVATION & Commercialization, Dow University of Health Sciences

Role of steering committee is to,

  • Define rules, technical & scientific review of the research proposals

  • Provide consent (approval/rejection) on research applications

  • Be a mentor to researchers (approved projects / grants)

Important deadlines:

Call for grants open:                 25 Jun 2021
Call for grants closure:             25 Aug 2021
Grant release to researcher:   30 Oct 2021


  • Funds are limited to well-written, timely responding research projects in neurology (Parkinson’s disease & epilepsy) for the best of the lot proposals only

  • Researchers in neuro-medicine up till level of assistant professor (at time of application) can only apply

  • Neurology residents can apply only with a supervisor

  • Team size should not be more than six (6) including supervisor

  • Maximum funding available is PKR 500,000 for the project

  • Proposals with grant allocation from any other funding source will not be entertained.

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