Criteria & Obligations
Applicant (or co-applicant) has to be a physician.
Age & Career Status: 45 years or less. The AbbVie Rheumatology Grant is addressing young scientists. Therefore, candidates with established academic careers (e.g. Professors) are excluded.
Location: The principal investigator and his/her study center have to be located in Switzerland.
A collaboration with other investigators and/or other centers (inside or outside of Switzerland) is allowed and has to be specified in the application.
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Research fields: Clinical and/or basic oriented research in rheumatology and/or in the field of clinical immunology, the planned study must have relevance for patient care.
Written consent: Date and signature from the applicant and the Head of the Department or Institution where the project is planned to be ¬conducted are ¬required.
Responsibilities: The principal investigator is responsible for the project and all legal permissions (ethic committee, Swissmedic notification, insurance, etc.).
Follow-up: The winner of the grant will present the research project, as well as the final data, at the scientific session of the following SGR/SGAI Congress. The winner will provide an annual report about the development to the President of the Jury Board until finalization of the research project.
Legal form: Investigator driven study according to GCP and/or GLP.
Study design: Prospective or retrospective.
Status of the project: New research projects or ongoing projects.