Pasqual Maragall Researchers Programme

Research grants to overcome Alzheimer’s or any other age-related neurodegenerative diseases.

 The Pasqual Maragall Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of the Pasqual Maragall Researchers Programme (PMRP).  

The PMRP aims to nurture and support translational or clinical research projects focused on Alzheimer’s disease or other age-related neurodegenerative diseases.  

The PMRP will fund, with up to €800,000, individual or collaborative research projects that are executed within a maximum period of five years.    



Principal Investigators of individual research projects or Consortium Coordinators of collaborative projects must hold a full-time position as an independent researcher at a public or non-profit research organisation based in Spain.  

For collaborative research projects, the other members of the consortium (Consortium Principal Investigators) may be based at a public or non-profit research organisation based anywhere in the world.    



Please read the all documents, especially the Guidance for Applicants, carefully before applying.

If you have any questions regarding your application or eligibility, please first consult the PMRP 2022 Call Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

If your question is not answered, please do not hesitate to contact the PMRP team at

For further information, you can consult the informative webinar held on September 28, 2022.




Application to the PMRP is via a two-stage application process: submission of a Letter of Intent (LOI) followed by the submission of a full proposal upon invitation.  

The whole process of application, review and selection of projects will be carried out in English therefore all information must be submitted in English.

Applications must be made via the online grants system. Please read the Submission Guidelines carefully before starting your application.  

Timeline PMRP 2022 Call

Application system open for registration and LOI submission 21/09/2022
LOI submission deadline 27/10/2022 – 15:00h CEST
LOI results announced and full proposals invited Early February 2023
Full proposal submission deadline (by invitation only) 11/05/2023 – 15:00 CET
Full proposal results announced to applicants Early July 2023
Results announced publicly To be confirmed
Expected start date of the projects From September 2023

*Dates may be subject to change. Applicants will be kept informed of any relevant changes.

Both LOIs and invited full proposals undergo a three-stage review process: administrative review, scientific review, and strategic review.  

1. The PMRP Team carries out an administrative review to ensure that only fully completed proposals meeting all eligibility criteria are evaluated by the Evaluation Committee and Selection Board.  

2. The Evaluation Committee is formed by experts of recognised international prestige in their field. Its role is to score the applications according to the established evaluation criteria (detailed in the “Evaluation Procedure” document) and to inform the Selection Board of the evaluation results.  

3. The PMRP Selection Board members assess, in addition to the established evaluation criteria, the alignment of received applications with the strategic plan of the Pasqual Maragall Foundation and the priorities of the PMRP. Selection Board members include the Foundation’s Director, external consultants to the Director, the faculty and members of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Foundation’s research centre, and external experts of recognised international prestige in their field. 

The Letters of Intent that are evaluated most favourably will be invited to submit a full proposal.   

The full proposals that are evaluated most favourably will be invited to sign a Grant Agreement with the Pasqual Maragall Foundation.  

Please refer to the “Evaluation Procedure” document for more information.