Experts from the St. Anne’s University Hospital in Brno prepared fifty projects for this year´s public tender of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic to support applied health research (so-called AZV projects). “It is a record number and, for example, compared to 2018, it is almost a twofold increase in the number of applications submitted,” said Mgr. Petra Hrstková from the Grant Support Center of the International Clinical Research Center of St. Anne’s University Hospital in Brno (FNUSA-ICRC), adding: “It is a respectable performance if we realize that the projects were prepared by doctors and researchers with a high workload.”
Of the total number, twenty-three projects are under the heading of FNUSA-ICRC, twenty-seven projects were submitted by colleagues from the St. Anne’s University Hospital in Brno. The total amount of funds required is almost two hundred and thirty million crowns, which could support research not only in the field of epilepsy, oncology or cardiovascular problems, but also the development of biocompatible nanoparticles for drug delivery, 3D imaging of the body surface by photogrammetric method or research of a new treatment method of liver diseases.
The results of the public tender will be published on February 19, 2021.