One of the main strategic objectives of Myeloma Patients Europe (MPE) is to facilitate the development, capacity and sustainability of members. The rationale behind all MPE programmes is that, by equipping members with the right tools and knowledge, they become empowered and capable of delivering essential services to patients. This will over time create strong, professional, independent and sustainable organisations that are able to advocate for the needs and wants of myeloma and AL amyloidosis patients across Europe.
To support this aim, each year MPE offers the Scholarship and Capacity Building Programme, through which we invite member organisations to submit applications for an activity they want to implement to benefit the patient community in their country. MPE offers financial support to successful applicants through a grant of up to 3,000 € and we also provide any additional support required by members to help implement their idea (e.g. planning and logistical help, design advice, etc). In 2020, MPE is offering 10 scholarships of 3,000 € to develop activities that can have an impact in the myeloma and AL amyloidosis community.
The applications should fulfil the following requirements:
- Applicants should be an MPE member.
- Only one application per organisation is allowed.
- The applicants should complete the form below and submit a detailed outline of the programme on a separate document, which includes relevant details such as project rationale, agendas, speakers, target audience, expected outcomes/impact, etc. If the application refers to an event, the date, time and city needs to be included in this document.
- A detailed budget for the whole programme should be included.
- The application should include and express commitment to carry out the programme if the scholarship is awarded. If the programme or activity is not developed, the organisation must give back the grant.
- Any published materials (brochures, Internet sites, leaflets, banners, etc.) should mention MPE and include the MPE logo.
- Speakers’ fees are not allowed.
- The funded activity or programme should take place before 31 December 2020.
- All applicants must submit a feedback report to state the outcomes of the programme before 31 December 2020. Organisations that don’t submit a feedback report won’t be eligible in the next call for expression of interest.
- All applications will be reviewed by a committee composed by MPE members in charge of selecting the 10 awarded initiatives and ensure the balance between myeloma and AL amyloidosis activities.
- MPE commits to reply to each applicant by 30 April
- MPE commits to provide one-to-one support to members to develop the activity, if needed.
Please submit your applications by 30 March 2020.