Close-up of beakers in a lab depicting motor neurone disease research

NIHR launches new partnership to encourage motor neurone disease research

The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) has entered into a five-year partnership with the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association to encourage research and expedite the discovery of new treatments and insights.

Initially, the collaboration will provide career development opportunities for doctoral and post-doctoral researchers.

It will also facilitate input from public and patient groups as well as greater research exposure.

The MND Association’s programmes and partnerships manager, Dr Sophie Nyberg, said: "These fellowships will enrich the MND Association’s research portfolio and are the first health and social care research fellowships we provide.”

“We want to attract, retain and develop health and social care professionals, aiming to steer or sustain their careers in MND research."

The partnership comes at the same time as the Scottish Government has moved to promote research into the disease with MND Scotland.

Steve Barclay, health secretary, added: "This partnership will help in the search for new potential treatments for motor neurone disease and builds on the £50m funding we’ve pledged for MND research to help find a cure.”

He continued: “I am determined to help people living with this devastating disease and boosting cutting-edge research is a crucial part in getting potentially lifesaving treatment to patients faster."

Applications for the NIHR advanced fellowship and doctoral fellowship schemes are open on 17 and 19 October 2023 respectively.

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