Within the framework of the cooperation agreement signed between the two organisations, Granés Fundació and the Girona Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBGI) have agreed to endow a series of grants that will be called every other year to foster research in the field of disability.
This programme’s purpose is to contract young researchers who will join the IDIBGI’s research groups with the goal of improving the quality of life of disabled people and/or prevent the diseases that cause their disabilities.
The Granés Fundació Grants are endowed with 30,000 euros a year to contract each researcher for a period of four years. As the grants are called every two years, it is planned to invest about €300,000 over the next six years.
Thanks to the Granés Fundació Grants, the IDIBGI’s research groups will be able to recruit researchers who will prepare their PhD thesis in research related with the field of disability and/or the factors that cause it. The IDIBGI’s different research areas share in common the prevention and treatment of a series of diseases that may cause disabilities. With their shared focus and goals, now materialised with these grants, Granés Fundació and IDIBGI will be able to deepen research in the field of disability and open new research lines for the institute’s research groups.
The intention of this grant programme is to bring together Granés Fundació’s two purposes, by awarding grants to young researchers in the field of disability and/or the diseases that cause it.
The Girona Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBGI) is a research centre that belongs to the Catalan Government’s network of CERCA centres. Its goal is to support, perform, manage, transfer and disseminate biomedical research, scientific and technological knowledge, and teaching and training in the field of life sciences and health, mainly in the Girona area.