Welcome to our Research Partnership Programme, an initiative driven by the BINC foundation to fuel groundbreaking advancements in the field of mother and infant health.apply for our grants
We are committed to fostering innovation and supporting cutting-edge projects in our four areas of expertise : mother and infant health, biotics and microbiome health, immunity and allergy, and brain devleopement.
Through our programme, we offer financial support to up to five exceptional pre-clinical and clinical research projects annually, aiming to catalyze transformative discoveries that will shape the future of healthcare.
As we collaborate with passionate researchers and institutions, we envision a world where novel solutions in mother and infant health flourish, leaving a lasting positive impact on the lives of countless families.
Together, let's embark on a journey of discovery and transformation, pushing the boundaries of scientific exploration and unlocking new possibilities in the realm of maternal and infant care.
Every year, our research grants provide financial support for innovative research projects from research scientists based in universities, hospitals or leading academic institutions from all over the world.
Any clinical or preclinical research project led in the field of maternal and infant nutrition and health in one of our focused areas of expertise : mother and child nutrition, biotics and microbiome health, brain development, immunity and allergy.
BINC allocates up to 50’000 euros per research project for preclinical research and up to 100’000 euros per research project for clinical research. A bonus of 5’000 Euros will be granted for publication of research in Journals with an Impact factor > 2.5
The aim is that the research will lead to a publication in a peer-reviewed Journal to diffuse the outcomes of this research to the broader scientific community.
To apply to our Research Partnership Programme, please follow the two-steps process guidelines below.
Fill in our online application form and submit a small abstract as well as the research plan of your research project by the 31st of March 2024. You will receive an answer by the 15th of May 2024. If you’re project is preselected, please go to the second step.
If you’re project has been preselected at the end of the first selection round, please download and fill in the full application dossier before returning it to us by the 15th of June 2024.You will receive our final decision by the 31st of July 2024.
Mechanistically, inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), principally Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC), are considered a consequence of dysregulated interplay between host genetic-susceptibility and immunity, the enteric microenvironment, and environmental “triggers”, but the specific interactions that lead to IBD are unresolved.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most common disorder of the gut-brain interactions diagnosed in gastroenterology in children and adults. In addition to the increased bowel reactions such as cramps and diarrhea, pain receptors seem to be more sensitive.