Posts from January 2014

NERC – Valuing Nature Programme Coordination Team

30 January 2014

Funding opportunity

TSB/EPSRC – Localised Energy Systems: A cross-sector approach

29 January 2014

Funding opportunity

EPSRC – Forecasting Environmental Change: Call for Networks

29 January 2014

Funding opportunity

British Academy – 2015 Conference Programme

29 January 2014

Funding opportunity

Nuffield Foundation – Research and Innovation Grants

15 January 2014

Funding opportunity

MRC – Biomedical Catalyst: Developmental Pathway Funding Scheme

15 January 2014

Funding opportunity

BBSRC-Brazil (FAPESP) – Joint funding of research

13 January 2014

Title

BBSRC-Brazil (FAPESP) joint funding of research

Funder

BBSRC/FAPESP

Deadline

Standard responsive mode proposal deadlines (next deadline 29th April 2014)

Value

Up to £2m

Aim

Research Councils UK (RCUK) and FAPESP, the State of Säo Paulo Research Foundation, have agreed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to welcome, encourage and support applications that may cut across their national boundaries and involve international collaborative teams.

BBSRC will accept applications under the terms of the MoU for responsive mode grants at any time. Collaborative research proposals may be submitted in any area of science that is within the remit of both BBSRC and FAPESP.

Length

Up to 5 years

Eligibility

To receive support from FAPESP, the Brazilian partners must be based at an institution eligible for FAPESP support. These are higher education and research organisations, public or non-profit in the State of Säo Paulo. Standard BBSRC eligibility criteria apply for UK institutions.

Details

http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/science/international/fapesp-joint-funding-research.aspx

Alzheimer’s Society – PhD Studentships

13 January 2014

Title

PhD Studentships

Funder

Alzheimer’s Society

Deadline

17th April 2014

Value

Funding is provided for up to three years and includes a stipend (£15,000-£16,000 per year), university PhD fees at EU rates, consumables & equipment, and conference dissemination support.

Aim

The objective of Alzheimer’s Society PhD Studentship grants is to provide funding for new PhD studentships in the areas of cause, cure, care or prevention of all types of dementia.

Applications should be made by the prospective supervisor and can be submitted with or without a named student.

Length

Up to 3 years

Eligibility

The host institution must be in the UK. Funding is not available for studentships that have already commenced. Students must have at least a 2.1 degree. Students do not need to be from the UK, nor resident for any amount of time before the award begins. However, Alzheimer’s Society will provide student fees up to the UK/EU rate only.

Details

http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/site/scripts/documents_info.php?documentID=2171&pageNumber=8

Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation – Pilot Grants / Project Grants

7 January 2014

Title

Pilot Grants / Project Grants

Funder

Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation

Deadline

16th March 2014

Value

Up to £25,000 (Pilot Grants) / Up to £150,000 (Project Grants)

Aim

These grants are available to allow established scientists to investigate and develop new ideas in lung cancer research in the areas of early detection and patient experience. In early detection of lung cancer, research projects into high-risk population stratification and molecular screening are invited, while research on patient experience should focus on:

  • health economic and societal burden of lung cancer;
  • improved care and support for those affected by a lung cancer diagnosis;
  • barriers to early diagnosis of lung cancer. 

Applications from professional groups such as nurses and allied health professionals are especially encouraged.

Length

Up to 12 months (Pilot Grants) / Up to 24 months (Project Grants)

Eligibility

Applicants must have proven track records in their own scientific field and be employed in a UK or RoI university or research institute.

Details

http://www.roycastle.org/research/research-grants/how-to-apply

Wellcome Trust – Translation Fund

7 January 2014

Title

Translation Fund – Call for Concept Notes

Funder

Wellcome Trust

Deadline

25th April 2014

Value

Not stated

Aim

The Translation Fund aims to develop innovative and ground breaking new technologies in the biomedical area. Projects must address an unmet need in healthcare or applied medical research with a demonstrated proof of principle supported by experimental data. The trust is particularly keen to receive proposals in novel biomedicine that seek to restore function to the body. However, projects covering any aspect of technology development from a range of disciplines, including physical, computational and life sciences, will be considered.

Applicants should complete a Concept Note and submit it to the trust, who will then decide whether to invite the applicant to submit a preliminary application.

Length

Not stated

Eligibility

Proposals are welcome from academic and commercial organisations based in the UK and overseas. Single institutions or consortia thereof may apply.

Details

http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Technology-transfer/Awards/Translation-Fund/index.htm