Posts from October 2013

Latest Funding Opportunities Digest: 7th October 2013

7 October 2013

The following funding opportunities have recently been announced. Please follow the links for more information.

UK Funders

  • EPSRC – Research Challenges in Carbon Capture for CCS. A total budget of £4m is available to fund up to 4 projects covering challenges in carbon capture from power plants, each lasting up to 4 years. Closing Date: 30th January 2014 (registration required by 29th November 2013).
  • British Academy – Competition Timetables for 2013-14. Details of timetables/deadlines for various current and forthcoming British Academy grant schemes.
  • Royal Society – Brian Mercer Feasibility Award. Up to £30,000 over 12 months available for projects investigating the feasibility of commercialising an aspect of a scientist’s work. Closing Date: None.
  • British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy – Project Grants. Up to £15,000 available for projects lasing up to 12 months. Closing Date: 1st November 2013.
  • British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy – Research Grants. Up to £50,000 available for projects lasting up to 12 months. Closing Date: 1st November 2013.
  • Core: The Digestive Disorders Foundation – Amelie Waring Fellowship. One fellowship worth £180,000 over 3 years is available for work in any aspect of pancreatic inflammation or injury. Closing Date: 13 December 2013.
  • Core: The Digestive Disorders Foundation – Derek Butler Trust Fellowship. One fellowship worth £210,000 over 3 years is available for work in the field of diseases of the upper gastrointestinal tract, including cancer. Closing Date: 13th December 2013.
  • Dimbleby Cancer Care – Research Fund. Funds available for projects focussing on care and support needs of patients, their families and carers. Closing Date: 22nd November 2013.
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    Royal Society – Brian Mercer Feasibility Award

    4 October 2013

    Title

    Brian Mercer Feasibility Award

    Funder

    The Royal Society

    Deadline

    None

    Value

    Up to £30,000

    Aim

    The scheme is for scientists who wish to investigate the feasibility of commercialising an aspect of their research, possibly in conjunction with a third party.

    Length

    Up to 12 months

    Eligibility

    Applicants must have a PhD and hold substantive post in a UK university which will last at least the duration of the project. Applications from individuals or groups who already have established contacts with industrial or commercial collaborators are particularly encouraged.

    Details

    http://royalsociety.org/grants/schemes/brian-mercer-feasibility/

    Research Professional provide all you need to know about research policy and funding

    3 October 2013

    Every colleague at the University of Salford can set  up a Research Professional account which delivers weekly emails detailing funding opportunities in their broad subject area.  You can also tailor your searches further by establishing additional alerts based on your specific area of expertise.

    Research Professional have created several guides to help introduce their service to you.

    Quick Start Guide: Explains to users their first steps with the website, from creating an account to searching for content and setting up email alerts, all in the space of a single page. read more

    British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy – Research Grants

    2 October 2013

    Title

    Research Grants

    Funder

    British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC)

    Deadline

    1st November 2013

    Value

    Up to £50,000

    Aim

    The Society supports research grants in the following areas:

    • Mechanisms of antibacterial action
    • Mechanisms of antibacterial resistance
    • Antiviral resistance
    • Antiviral
    • Antifungals
    • Antibiotic methods
    • Antibiotic prescribing
    • Antibiotic therapy
    • Antiparisitics
    • Evidence based medicine / systematic reviews

    Length

    Up to 12 months

    Eligibility

    No specific eligibility criteria given

    Details

    http://bsac.org.uk/funding/project-research-grants/

    The British Academy Competition Timetables for 2013-14

    2 October 2013

    The British Academy has confirmed that applications will be invited for the following schemes in 2013-14, on the timetables shown below. Potential applicants are invited to note the following general points:

    • Application forms will only be available from the opening date for each competition, and are only available online in the e-GAP system;
    • Application for all schemes requires approval by an applicant’s employing institution (or, in the case of the Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme, by the proposed host institution) – it is essential that intending applicants consult the relevant Research or Finance Office of their institution about internal deadlines for these schemes which may be earlier than the applicant deadlines shown below;
    • Only applications approved by the relevant institution will be considered by the Academy;
    • Application for the BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants scheme may also be made by independent scholars (of postdoctoral or equivalent standing, resident in the UK), who should choose ‘independent scholar’ as the relevant organisation when submitting the application in e-GAP.

    Postdoctoral Fellowships

    • Application forms, Outline Stage: available from  28 August 2013
    • Applicant deadline, Outline Stage: 9 October 2013
    • Result of Outline Stage announced: 22 January 2014
    • Application deadline, Second Stage: 26 February 2014
    • Final results confirmed: May 2014
    • Awards available for starting date: Not earlier than 1 September 2014 and not later than 1 January 2015

    Mid-Career Fellowships

    • Application forms, Outline Stage: available from  14 August 2013
    • Applicant deadline, Outline Stage: 18 September 2013
    • Result of Outline Stage announced: 18 December 2013
    • Application deadline, Second Stage: 15 January 2014
    • Final results confirmed: March 2014
    • Awards available for starting date: Not earlier than 1 September 2014 and not later than 1 January 2015

    BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants

    2013-14 Round (Round 1)

    • Application forms: available from  4 September 2013
    • Applicant deadline: 16 October 2013
    • Final Results confirmed: March 2014
    • Awards available for starting date: Not earlier than 1 April 2014 and not later than 31 August 2014

    2014 Round (Round 2)

    • Application forms: available from  4 March 2014
    • Applicant deadline: 15 April 2014
    • Final Results confirmed: July 2014
    • Awards available for starting date: Not earlier than 1 September 2014 and not later than 31 March 2015

    Skills Acquisition Awards

    • Application forms: available from  4 September 2013
    • Applicant deadline: 30 October 2013
    • Final Results confirmed: March 2014
    • Awards available for starting date: Not earlier than 1 September 2014 and not later than 1 April 2015

    BA/Leverhulme Senior Research Fellowships

    • Application forms: available from  14 October 2013
    • Applicant deadline: 20 November 2013
    • Final Results confirmed: March 2014
    • Awards available for starting date: Not earlier than 1 September 2014 and not later than 1 January 2015

    International Partnership and Mobility Awards read more