Fundación MAPFRE Launches 2023 Call for Ignacio H. de Larramendi Research Grants

The 2023 call for the Fundación MAPFRE Ignacio H. de Larramendi Research Grants is now open, inviting researchers from around the world to conduct projects relating to either Health Promotion or Insurance and Social Protection.

The Fundación MAPFRE is a Spanish private charitable foundation founded in 1976 by Mapfre, S.A., a Spanish insurance company. Its mission is to contribute to improving people’s quality of life and the progress of society through multinational programmes and activities. The foundation focuses on five areas: Social Action, Culture, Health Promotion, Road Safety and Accident Prevention and Insurance and Social Protection. Fundación MAPFRE annually publishes a call for research grants in tribute to D. Ignacio Hernando de Larramendi (the first president of Fundación MAPFRE). Each annual call has a specific focus.

Within the framework of the 2023 call for proposals, the programme will support projects in Health Promotion and Insurance and Social Protection. The total budget for this call is €300,000. Eligible applicants are researchers and research teams in the academic and professional field worldwide.

Research projects related to Health Promotion will be awarded a maximum of €30,000 each. This section supports strategies and education to change habits, such as the prevention of obesity and the promotion of physical activity and emotional well-being. In addition, the programme provides emergency response training for the general population, physical injury assessment, health management, as well as research into longevity and quality of life.

Research projects related to Insurance and Social Protection will be awarded a maximum of €15,000 each. Eligible themes include insurance, risk management, the study of new technologies in the insurance field, and social security research (eg pensions, savings, investment, asset liquidation, the Silver Economy).

The grant will be awarded to the main investigator of the project, although it may, upon request, be paid to the institution to which the main investigator is affiliated or where the research is being carried out.

Applications must be submitted by 17 October 2023.

(This report was the subject of a ResearchConnect Newsflash.)