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Fundacion Mapfre to award grants for research on road safety, health promotion and care for elderly

In 2016 Fundación Mapfre will award 25 research grants to provide financial support to research projects in the following areas: Prevention and Road Safety, Health Promotion and Insurance and Social Protection. In addition, the Foundation will also offer a research grant intended to give financial support to a scientific project focused on care for the elderly.

Fundacion Mapfre is a non-profit institution which was created in 1979 by MAPFRE. Its main goal is to contribute to the welfare of citizens and society.  In Malta, MAPFRE is represented by MAPFRE Middlesea.

In the first scheme, the research project must be in one of the 32 fields stipulated in the conditions. These include: prevention and accident rates among vulnerable groups, fire prevention, natural hazards prevention and response and healthy work environment.

In the second scheme, the research project must relate to active ageing programs, technological innovations that promote independence and instruments for classifying dependence and users.

The grants are open to any academic and professional researchers and research teams wishing to run research programs in the aforementioned areas, independently or as part of the universities, hospitals, companies or research centers to which they are adhered.

To apply for these grants interested parties should access www.fundacionmapfre.org to complete the principal investigator application form and attach the required documentation.

The maximum gross amount for each grant will be €24,000 for Prevention and Road Safety, €48,000 for Health Promotion and €15,000 for projects focused on care for the elderly.

The deadline to submit applications and for the online submission of documentation for these grants is in October 2016.

MAPFRE Middlesea (C-5553) is authorised by the Malta Financial Services Authority to carry on both Long Term and General Business under the Insurance Business Act, 1998.
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