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NIHR Funding Call

24 October 2016

The NIHR recently announced calls for the following topics:

  • 16/121 – Healthy diet in early years
  • 16/122 – Interventions in community organisations
  • 16/123 – Migrant health and wellbeing
  • 16/124 – Age-friendly environments
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    Funding Opportunities: Foundation for the Sociology of Health & Illness

    14 October 2016

    Please see the page here for funding opportunities from the Foundation for the Sociology of Health & Illness.

    Awards include:

    Mildred Blaxter postdoctoral fellowships, deadlines 31 October 2016 (for an early 2017 start) and  31 March 2017 (for a mid-2017 start)

    Postgraduate international conference travel awards, deadlines 31 October 2016 and  1 April 2017

    Research grant development awards, deadlines 1 November 2016 and 1 March 2017

    Symposium or workshop support grants, deadlines 1 November 2016 and 1 March 2017 read more

    College of Occupational Therapists Awards 2017

    14 October 2016

    The 2017 College of Occupational Therapists award scheme is now open. A number of awards are available for members of the British Association of Occupational Therapists (BAOT).

    Please see the available awards here, and further details here.

    Deadlines for applications is 2nd December 2016.

    For further information please see the call page or contact your Funding Team representative.

    SAMSHS,  – Dr Deborah Woodman

    CSE, ELS, SoBE – Stephen Parkinson

    NMSWSS – Dr Chris Coey

    MRC Funding Opportunity: Child and young adult mental health

    14 October 2016

    Please see here for information on the MRC’s call ‘Child and young adult mental health – the underpinning aetiology of self-harm and eating disorders’.

    The MRC is seeking ‘…new high-quality, internationally competitive research partnerships to investigate the underlying bio-psycho-social mechanistic and environmental drivers i.e. the aetiology and underpinning mechanisms of self-harm or of eating disorders in children, adolescents and young adults’

    The aim is to read more

    ERC Consolidator Grant and UKRO Information/Writing events

    26 September 2016

    The 2017 call for ERC Consolidator Grants is expected to open on 20 October 20116 and close on 9 February 2017.

    The grants are aimed at researchers with 7-12 years post-PhD experience, and are designed to support the development independent research leaders. Grants are worth up to €2m over 5 years. Applicants should have an appropriate track record of research and publishing.

    UKRO is hosting two information/grant writing events in the run up to the call.  The first is at the University of Glasgow on 26 October, the second is yet to be announced and will be in London. read more

    NIHR School for Social Care Research Funding in Adult Social Care

    28 April 2016

    The NIHR School for Social Care Research (NIHR SSCR) is inviting proposals for research in the field of Adult Social Care in England. Proposals should be from researchers at the beginning of their careers or those seeking to move to a more established status, and are intended to support the development of research capacity in areas of Adult Social Care, as defined by applicants.

    Grants of up to £20,000 are available.

    The deadline is 4pm on 9th May.

    If you are interested in applying, please:

    • read the call guidelines carefully to check the remit and your eligibility
    • consult your line manager to ensure School support for your application as soon as possible
    • complete the application form

    For questions and support please contact the Funding Team: read more

    Newton Fund calls for international activities

    22 April 2016

    The Newton Fund has three new calls open, all with a deadline of 4pm GMT on 27th June.

    All proposals should address one of the following challenge areas in order to meet the Overseas Development Assistance criteria: Agriculture, Climate and environment, Sustainable energy for all, Education research and innovation for development, Economic growth, Health,  Water and sanitation, Food and nutrition,  Demographic change and migration,  Rural and urban development,  Infrastructure,  Humanitarian disasters and emergencies, disaster risk reduction,  Resilient and connected communities,  Governance, society and conflict, Development-relevant data collection, quality and access. read more

    MRC Public Health Intervention Development Scheme (PHIND)

    19 April 2016

    The Medical Research Council has published details of its Public Health Intervention Development Scheme (PHIND). The PHIND is designed to support the development of novel and high risk interventions in areas of importance to public health in the UK or globally.

    The emphasis is on proposals which aim to ‘develop the necessary evidence to underpin the later development and evaluation of novel public health interventions’. These can be quantitative or qualitative primary research, theory development and intervention design. Proposals addressing complex, population level problems in non-healthcare settings (transport, education, employment, leisure and the built environment) are welcomed. read more

    BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants

    5 April 2016

    The current round of funding for the BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants in the social sciences and the humanities has just been announced.

    Awards of between £500 and £10,000 will be made for projects lasting up to 24 months.

    Deadline for the call is 5pm on 11 May.

    For further information please see the funder’s page or contact your funding team representative .

    ELS, CSE – Stephen Parkinson,, ext. 52265

    SAM, SHS, SBS – Dr Deborah Woodman,, ext. 55876 read more

    Funding Opportunity: Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme 2016

    18 March 2016

    The European Commission Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive agency (ECEA) recently announced a call for proposals for its Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme.

    The scheme offers up to 5 years funding for projects that:

    …promote sustainable development and ultimately contribute to poverty reduction by increasing the availability of trained and qualified high-level professional manpower in Africa […]  The programme’s specific objective is to improve the skills and competences of students and staff through enhanced intra-African mobility. Strengthening cooperation between Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Africa will increase access to quality education and will encourage and enable African students to undertake postgraduate studies in the African continent. Furthermore, mobility of staff (academic and administrative) will enhance the international cooperation capacity of HEIs in Africa. read more