Posts tagged: NIHR

Professor Laurence Kenney on Research Professional

6 March 2018

As reported earlier this year, a team from Salford led by Professor Laurence Kenney from the School of Health Sciences, recently secured a £1.4m grant from the Global Challenges Research Fund. The grant is for a project researching the potential for use of body-powered prostheses in low- and middle-income countries.

The project, a collaboration with the Universities of Southampton, Greenwich, UCL along with the University of Jordan and Makerere University in Uganda, is funded by the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). The aim of the project is to develop a body-powered prosthesis that is optimised for adoption by prosthetic services in developing countries and which, crucially, is acceptable for users in those countries.

Laurence recently spoke to Research Professional about his experience of applying for, and winning, a major grant of this type from the Global Challenges Research Fund. In the interview, he reflects on the importance of building partnerships even before you have identified a source of funding to support the collaboration, and on how researchers from non-Russell Group universities can position themselves to win such a prestigious grant. read more

Developing proposals for RfPB – Support Programme for Applicants

21 November 2013

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Latest Funding Opportunities Digest: 15th October 2013

15 October 2013

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

UK Funders

AHRC – Cultural Value Project Targeted Call. Closing Date: 7th November 2013. AHRC – Creative Economy Showcase 2014: Expressions of Interest. Closing Date: 27th November 2013. ESRC – Europe – China call for collaborative research on The Green Economy & Understanding Population Change. Closing Date: 3rd December 2013. NERC – Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation Fellowships. Closing Date: 20th November 2013. TSB/EPSRC – Towards zero prototyping. Closing Date: 27th November 2013 (registration) Department of Health – Policy Research Programme. Closing Date: 12th November 2013. NIHR –

Efficacy & Mechanism Evaluation (EME) Programme: Researcher-led read more

Latest Funding Opportunities Digest: 30th September 2013

30 September 2013

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

UK Funders

 EU Funders 

EU – ERA-NET –

Transnational Joint Call 2013 read more

Latest Funding Opportunities Digest: 20th September 2013

20 September 2013

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

UK Funders

ESRC – Alcohol Misuse Research. A total of between £750,000-£1.5m available for projects lasting up to 5 years. Closing Date: 29th November 2013. TSB – Better Health Outcomes. Up to £100,000 available for projects lasting 6 months. Closing Date: 31st October 2013. TSB – Supply chain innovation towards a circular economy. Projects up to £1m in value, lasting up to 24 months. Closing Date: 18th December 2013. NIHR – Public Health Research Programme. No fixed limits on cost or duration. Closing Date: 19th November 2013. Royal Academy of Engineering – ERA Foundation Entrepreneurs Award. Up to £40,000 available. Closing Date: 21st October 2013. UKIERI – Knowledge Economy Partnerships. £5,000-20,000 available for partnerships lasting up to 1 year. Closing Date: 28th October 2013. Joseph Rowntree Foundation – Poverty and Ethnicity: Exploring the links through quantitative research. JRF anticipate commissioning between three and seven projects of 10 months’ duration from a total budget of £150,000. Closing Date: 16th October 2013. Alzheimer’s Research UK – Interdisciplinary Research Grants. Up to £250,000 available for projects lasting up to 3 years. Closing Date: 24th January 2014. Cancer Research UK – Drug Discovery Project Grants. Up to £200,000 available for projects lasting up to 2 years. Closing Date: 5th November 2013. Association for International Cancer Research – Project Grants. Up to £200,000 available for projects lasting 3 years. Closing Date: 25th October 2013. The Kay Kendall Leukaemia Fund –

Junior Research Fellowships read more