“We are very happy for the interest to conduct research in order to facilitate ALS patients and relatives and in the future cure the disease,” says Ulf Hedin, professor and senior physician in vascular surgery at Karolinska Institute and research coordinator for Börje Salming ALS Foundation.
The grants refer to fundamental research and patient-oriented research projects and are divided into three fields: studies for the cause of ALS, development of new methods and medical treatments of the disease, and lastly, projects for innovative solutions that can ease the care of ALS patients.
“It is very exciting that the foundation already in its first operating year has been able to open for researchers to apply for grants. This has been enabled thanks to the contributions of all generous organizations, individuals, companies, and other donators,” says Ulf Hedin.
The next step is for the foundation’s scientific council to go through the applications and leave their suggestion to the board. A decision on the grant allocations will be made by the end of the year.
Text: Elisabeth Nore