Basic, translational and clinical research into spinal injury are all covered by Wings of Life
- Wings for Life funds basic, translational and clinical research, but its fields of interest are quite tightly circumscribed.
- The charity does not assess bids against strict criteria, and novelty is valued but not supremely so.
- Preliminary data is highly valued.
- Don’t plan the entire project at the preliminary application stage; it’s a short document, designed to save everybody time.
Founded in 2004, Wings for Life is a private research charity based in Austria that funds basic and clinical work into a cure for spinal cord injury. The charity was founded by two-time motocross world champion Heinz Kinigadner and the founder of Red Bull, Dietrich Mateschitz, after Kinigadner’s son Hannes was left tetraplegic following a motocross accident.