Scientific Committee

Comprised of international experts from the field of neurosciences, the IRP’s Scientific Committee is an independent body that selects, with complete impartiality, the research projects that will be funded by IRP.

A simple but rigorous selection process, guaranty of excellence

  • Researchers from all around the world are invited by IRP to submit their application for an IRP Research Grant or an IRP Postdoctoral Fellowship by 31 October each year via the website
  • After the applications have been validated (around 50 a year), members of the Scientific Committee allocate the documents received by speciality for initial examination
  • The Scientific Committee meets at the end of January in Zurich, Switzerland, and considers each application before awarding it a score
  • Based on the budget allocated by the IRP Foundation Board, the Scientific Committee selects between 7 and 10 new and outstanding fundamental and clinical research projects to receive funding

Prof. James Fawcett,

Honorary Professor, University of Cambridge and King’s College Cambridge, Cambridge, Great Britain

Prof. Dr. Armin Curt,

Director of Center for Paraplegia, Universitätsklinik Balgrist, Zurich, Switzerland

Prof. Dr. Elizabeth Bradbury,

Senior Fellow MRC, Kings College, London, Great Britain

PD Dr. Florence Bareyre,

Insitute of Clinical Neuroimmunology, LMU University Hospital, Munich, Germany

Prof. Hatice Kumru Can,

Specialist in Neurology, Guttmann Neurorehabilitation Hospital, Badalona, Spain

Prof. Christian Lüscher,

Group leader, Dept. Clinical Neurosciences, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Prof. Gerold Stucki

Director of Swiss Paraplegic Research, Nottwil, Switzerland

Prof. Catherine Jutzeler Member

ETH Zurich, Dep. of Health Sciences and Technology, Zurich, Switzerland

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