The Fund now invites every Freemason to nominate one proposal from an agreed shortlist of five research projects, based in or near our Province. You can make your voice count by voting on their website at: www.msfund.org.uk/research
The doctors, consultants and care experts that make up the MSF’s trustee board have identified the shortlist of research projects which are all high quality and worthy of your support. With only £1,000,000 of funding available through the Silver Jubilee Research Fund, there is an obvious need to make some difficult decisions – and we need your help!
Whilst most of the MSF’s Trustees are Freemasons, this is the first time in their 25 year history that the fund has invited the wider membership to support a specific research project or cause in our community.
On the fund’s website a summary of each research project has been provided with sufficient detail to enable you to make an informed decision. You will have the choice between five research projects based in, or near, the Province. You can cast your nomination by simply clicking the ‘vote now’ button.
Only Freemasons, or their widows, are invited to nominate a project so you must provide details of your full name and email address, Province and lodge name and number in order for your vote to be verified and registered.
What research study do you wish the MSF to support in our region?
The Importance of Research
Since 2011, the MSF has supported medical research projects which aim to improve the prevention, detection, diagnosis and treatment available for many of the illnesses and disabilities that affect Masonic families and the wider community.
The MSF has been particularly keen to support research into age related illnesses including dementia, degenerative diseases and sight loss, as well as cancer and mental health. Grants for research into the needs of carers and health or care issues affecting children and young people have also been eagerly supported.
Why the MSF support medical and care research:
- Research improves our understanding of the human body; helping us to prevent diseases and understand how they develop
- Research drives diagnostic advances creating new tests and assessment for the early detection, and subsequent early intervention, of diseases.
- Research discovers new and innovative treatments; it brings the latest treatments and approaches to today’s patients
- Research improves the lives of people with illnesses and works towards a future without disease.
Visit www.msfund.org.uk/research and join 1,000s of other Freemasons in deciding how this £1,000,000 is best spent.