Current funding calls

Here you can find new grant funding calls from various funders. Links on the right will take you directly to other calls with specific key funders.


ESRC

ESRC: new investigator grants

Funder: Economic and Social Research Council
Closing date: open call

New Investigator Grants form one element of the ESRC’s support for early career researchers. The scheme is specifically aimed at supporting those looking to make the transition to an independent researcher through managing their first major research project. Grants ranging from £100,000 to £300,000 full Economic Cost (fEC) can be awarded. Proposals are welcomed across the full disciplinary range of the social sciences and at the interface with the wider sciences; however, the social sciences must represent at least 50 per cent of the research focus and effort.

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NIHR Advanced Fellowships round 3

Funder: NIHR
Closing date: 3 December 2019, 1pm

The Advanced Fellowship is for those at a post-doctoral level and can be utilised at several specific points of a researcher’s career development.

The fellowship is between 2 and 5 years and can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis - between 50% and 100% whole time equivalent (WTE).

Advanced Fellowships will be available with a ‘clinical academic’ option, whereby clinical applicants will have the option to request up to 40% of their time be dedicated to clinical service/development which would be covered by the award.

If you are interested in applying, Kay Mitchell, our SoAR Nurse, Midwife and Allied Health Professional training lead, is holding drop-in clinics twice a month for guidance and advice. Contact soar@uhs.nhs.uk for details.

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CRUK

Cancer Research UK: advanced clinician scientist fellowship

Funder: CRUK
Closing date: 4 December 2019

The Advanced Clinician Scientist Fellowship supports excellent clinician scientists to develop independence and leadership in their field of academic research.

Applications are considered from any area of the CRUK funding remit, with the exception of clinical trials and drug discovery.

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SU2C-CRUK Paediatric Cancer New Discoveries Challenge

Funder: CRUK
Closing date: 6 December 2019

SU2C-CRUK Paediatric Cancer New Discoveries Challenge aims to support novel and innovative trans-Atlantic collaborations in childhood cancer research.

Applications can address one or more of the following concepts, with the goal of progressing the approach to a more advanced pre-clinical or clinical setting in round 2:

  • the basis of tumour initiation and progression
  • novel therapeutic approaches
  • development of novel biomarkers or methodologies to predict disease progression, to enhance efforts in primary and secondary prevention and intervention
  • novel models that would enhance pre-clinical research
  • development of more effective and/or less toxic treatments to improve long-term health and quality of life

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Innovate UK: innovative medical technologies 

Funder: Innovate UK
Closing date: 11 December 2019

UK registered SMEs can apply for funding to support the evaluation of innovative medical devices, diagnostics and regulated digital health products that address NHS priorities.

The proposal must:

  • describe the innovative or CE-marked device
  • show how your product is likely to have a significant impact, including increasing patient access to innovative technologies where appropriate
  • demonstrate how the product meets the priority needs, such as those reviewed in the NHS Long Term Plan
  • provide evidence that you are working with appropriate stakeholders including NICE, NHS, NIHR and AHSNs
  • outline how your study will allow NICE to evaluate the data you collect

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i4i Product Development Awards, call 19 

Funder: NIHR
Closing date: 11 December 2019, 1pm

The NIHR Invention for Innovation (i4i) Programme supports the preclinical and clinical development of medical devices in areas of existing or emerging patient need.

Stage 1 proposals are now being accepted to Call 19 of the i4i researcher-led Product Development Awards (PDA).

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Novo Nordisk UK - fellowships and grants 

Funder: Novo Nordisk UK Research Foundation
Closing date: 12 December 2029

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The clinical project award is for clinical research or clinically relevant research, and intended primarily as finance towards an existing project for younger researchers working in the field of diabetes rather than the full funding of projects or salaries of established research workers.  Applications from primary or secondary care are invited.

£6k - £12k per project is awarded.

Deadline for applications:
Preliminary applications - 12 December 2019
Shortlisted applicants notified - 31 January 2020
Full application deadline - 28 February 2020

Research fellowship in clinical diabetes
The Foundation offers a research fellowship in clinical diabetes with the following options:

• three year full-time

• four year full-time with year 1 taught MSc

• five year part time

The deadline for applications is 12 December 2019.

Nurse Research Fellow
Clinical research fellowships in nursing  (up to 5 years duration, 3 full time, 4 full time with 1 year MSc, or five years part time) to support work towards PhD.

Deadline for applications 12 December 2019.

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NIHR: Short Placement Awrard for Research Collaboration (SPARC) round 6 

Funder: NIHR
Closing date: 16 December 2019, 1pm

The NIHR SPARC funds up to £5,000 for a placement in another part of the NIHR. It is open to all NIHR Academy Members who:

  • are early career researchers (PhD or early career post -doc) undertaking a formal training/career development award, which is competitive, includes a training plan and has a defined endpoint (this may be an application for further funding);
  • are directly funded by an NIHR award that is a part of the NIHR Infrastructure with a remit to build capacity, or are at the NIHR SPCR, SPHR or SSCR;
  • receive at least 25% funding from the NIHR Infrastructure for their salary/stipend/fees over the lifetime of the award;
  • do not already hold an NIHR Academy Fellowship or Clinical Lectureship;
  • are in a position to complete the award between April 2020 and February 2021

The NIHR SPARC allows eligible individuals within one part of the NIHR Infrastructure or NIHR School to spend a short period of time training in another part of the NIHR. The period of experience in another part of the NIHR is flexible if the applicant can demonstrate the impact and benefit to their training. The training placement period can be broken up to allow flexibility but must be completed and the financial report must be submitted by February 14th 2021. Awardees will remain registered at their ‘home’ institution and the ‘host’ institution will provide supervision and training in collaboration with the ‘home’ supervision team.

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NIHR Doctoral Fellowships, round 3

Funder: NIHR
Closing date: 17 December 2019, 1pm

The NIHR Doctoral Fellowship is a three year full-time award that supports individuals to undertake a PhD in an area of NIHR research. This fellowship may also be taken up on a part-time basis of between 50% and 100% whole time equivalent (WTE).

Clinical applicants are able to include up to 20% clinical time as part of the fellowship, to ensure the maintenance of their clinical competence whilst undertaking the fellowship.

If you are interested in applying, Kay Mitchell, our SoAR Nurse, Midwife and Allied Health Professional training lead, is holding drop-in clinics twice a month for guidance and advice. Contact soar@uhs.nhs.uk for details.

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NIHR Programme Development Grants - competition 26

Funder: NIHR
Closing date: 18 December 2019, 1pm

Programme Development Grants are designed to increase the rate and number of successful applications for a full Programme Grant by supporting the completion of the necessary preparatory work to suitably position the research team to submit a competitive Programme Grant application. Individual awards are for a maximum of £150k over a period of 12 - 24 months. The amount of funding awarded, however, is determined by the scale and nature of the research activity to be conducted.

Applications to PDG are made with the support of an NHS body and other providers of NHS services in England. If an application is successful, a contract will be placed with that organisation for delivery of the research and all funds for the research will be paid to the NHS organisation or other provider of NHS services.

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Fight for Sight: small grants 

Funder: Fight for Sight and partners
Closing date: 31 December 2019

Fight for Sight invites applications for its small grants. These support clinical and non-clinical research projects in the field of ophthalmology and vision science. The following awards are available:

•one award for research into retinoblastoma, offered in collaboration with the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust;

•one award for research into glaucoma, offered in collaboration with the International Glaucoma Association;

•one award for research into Charles Bonnet syndrome, offered in collaboration with the Blind Veterans UK;

•one award for research into thyroid eye disease, offered in collaboration with the Thyroid Eye Disease Charitable Trust;

•one award for clinical research addressing keratoconus, offered in collaboration with the Keratoconus Group;

•one award for clinical research into sight loss associated with AZOOR, offered in collaboration with the AZOOR Society;

•one award for clinical research addressing achromatopsia;

•one award for clinical research addressing sight loss caused by any eye disease or condition.

Applicants must be affiliated with recognised academic or medical institutions in the UK, and have contracts which extend beyond the termination date of the award. Lead applicants must have a PhD or MD.

Grants are worth up to £15,000 each for up to one year, and may cover the costs of consumables, travel expenses and equipment.

Applications from new investigators are encouraged. Researchers currently working in fields outside vision research are also encouraged, particularly engineering.

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EXTENDED DEADLINE - NIHR Public Health Research Programme

Funder: NIHR
Closing date:  EXTENDED to 31 December 2019

The Rapid Funding Scheme (RFS) offers researchers the opportunity to apply for funds to conduct rapid baseline data collection, as well as other feasibility work, prior to intervention implementation, for unique, time-limited opportunities such as a natural experiment or similar evaluations of a new public health intervention.

This scheme is not intended to fund studies which provide definitive answers to questions to inform service provision – it is to prepare for such studies.

The RFS has been set up to provide the public health research community with an accelerated route to funding for small-scale, short and time sensitive proposals that demonstrate a need for a rapid commissioning process to be followed. Funding will be offered, subject to appropriate scientific scrutiny, on the understanding that a full application to support completion of the evaluation will be forthcoming at an appropriate time point.

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CRUK

Cancer Research UK: pioneer award

Funder: CRUK
Closing date: 7 January 2020

Pioneer Award funds innovative, higher risk ideas, from any discipline, that could revolutionise our understanding of cancer. CRUK welcome early-stage ideas from any discipline, from basic science to technology development – including, but not limited to

  • Molecular and cellular biology
  • Optimising treatments and diagnostics
  • Device and software development
  • Behavioural and population studies

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NIHR HTA Programme: new researcher-led opportunities 

Funder:  NIHR
Closing date: 8 January 2020, 1pm

The Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme funds research about the clinical and cost-effectiveness and broader impact of healthcare treatments and tests for those who plan, provide or receive care from NHS and social care services.

The HTA Programme is accepting stage 1 applications to the following researcher-led workstreams:

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Wellcome Trust - Technology Development Grants

Funder: Wellcome Trust
Closing date: 9 January 2020, 5pm

Technology Development Grants are for researchers who want to develop new technologies and tools (including informatics tools and software) for biomedical research, or substantially enhance existing ones. These technologies and tools should enable new research and benefit the wider scientific community.

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Wellcome Trust - Biomedical Resource Grants 

Funder: Wellcome Trust
Closing date: 9 January 2020, 5pm

Biomedical Resource Grants are for researchers who want to establish new biomedical resources (including databases and collections) or substantially enhance existing ones. These resources should enable new research and benefit the wider scientific community.

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MRC

MRC Clinical Research Training Fellowship post-doctoral opportunity 

Funder: MRC
Closing date: 9 January 2020, 4pm

The CRTF supports clinicians, including (but not limited to) medics, surgeons, dentists, clinical psychologists, public health specialty trainees, allied health professionals, nurses, midwives and veterinarians, to undertake a PhD or other higher research degree. The scheme also provides a route for post-doctoral applicants who achieved their PhD some time ago but who have not been research active since due to clinical training commitments to reacquire research skills. Applications are welcome across all areas of the MRC’s remit to improve human health.

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MRC Clinician Scientist Fellowship

Funder: MRC
Closing date: 9 January 2020, 4pm

The CSF develops talented medically and other clinically qualified professionals who have gained a higher research degree to lead their own research plans and establish their own research team to make the transition to independent investigator. A CSF provides funding for a challenging research programme, and an ambitious programme of research training which offers accelerated personal and career development. Applications are welcome across all areas of the MRC remit.

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NIHR HS&DR Prgramme: researcher-led workstream 

Funder: NIHR
Closing date: 9 January 2020, 1pm

The Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) Programme aims to produce rigorous and relevant evidence to improve the quality, accessibility and organisation of health and social care services.

The HS&DR Programme are accepting stage 1 applications to the following researcher-led workstream:

19/103 Health Services and Delivery Research Programme (standard researcher-led)

 

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CRUK

CRUK: Cancer and young people cancer innovation award

Funder: Cancer Research UK
Closing date:  10 January 2020

The CRUK Children and Young People’s Cancer Innovation Award is a new initiative to support novel and innovative approaches to childhood cancer research. These awards are intended to stimulate new activity and collaborations, and to build capacity within UK paediatric cancer research. Projects should be focused on transforming our understanding of paediatric tumour biology and developing innovative new ways to treat, detect and prevent these diseases.

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Abbeyfield Research Foundation small project grants 

Funder: Abbeyfield Research Foundation
Closing date: 11 January 2020, 5pm

The Abbeyfield Research Foundation aims to fund innovative, practical research to enable older people to live healthy, active and independent lives for longer. Abbeyfield research covers a range of social, emotional, psychological and physical issues and aims to facilitate wellbeing for current and future generations. In doing so, they also aim to decrease the scale of longer term need for health and social care interventions.

Small project grants will cover applicant salary, running costs and possibly items of essential equipment. Award typically up to £50k per year over 2 years.

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BBSRC

BBSRC: new investigator scheme

Funder: Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Closing date: 15 January 2020, 4pm

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council invites applications for its new investigator scheme. This assists early-career researchers in securing their first major element of research funding. Applications should be made to the following committees according to the research topic:

•research committee A evaluates proposals related to animal disease, health and welfare;

•research committee B evaluates proposals related to plants, microbes, food and sustainability;

•research committee C evaluates proposals related to genes, development, and STEM approaches to biology;

•research committee D evaluates proposals related to molecules, cells and industrial biotechnology.

Applicants must be newly employed university lecturers, fellows at the lecturer level whose awards were secured in open competition, or researchers in research council institutes at the unified research council band E or its equivalent. They must not have received competitive research funding as a PI from any source that included postdoctoral research assistant staff support costs.

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BBSRC: industrial partnership awards

Funder: Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Closing date:
 15 January 2020, 4pm

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council invites applications for its industrial partnership awards. These support academic-led research projects in collaboration with industry, where industrial partners contribute in cash funding.

The PI must be resident in the UK and an academic employee at the lecturer or equivalent level at an eligible organisation, which may be a HEI, a research institute funded by a research council or an independent research organisation. Company partners must be registered in the UK or have a UK R&D or manufacturing site. Where a suitable company cannot be found in the UK, an overseas company may be considered.

BBSRC covers 80 per cent of the full project costs. The industry partners must contribute in cash at least equivalent to 10 per cent of the full project costs minus the industry contribution. Additional in-kind contributions from industry are welcome but do not count against the industry contribution.

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BBSRC: stand-alone LINK programme 

Funder: Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Closing date: 15 January 2020, 4pm

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council invites applications for its stand-alone LINK programme. This supports collaborative and pre-competitive research projects including the collaboration between at least one company and one academic partner.

Company partners should be registered in the UK or have a UK research and development or manufacturing site. Where a suitable company cannot be found in the UK, an overseas company may be considered.

Industry partners must contribute at least 50 per cent full economic cost of projects. BBSRC funds projects at 80 per cent of remaining costs.

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Dunhill Medical Trust: research project grants 2020/21 (round 1)  

Funder: The Dunhill Medical Trust
Closing date: 20 January 2020, 5pm

The Dunhill Medical Trust is keen to support high quality research projects which are, perhaps, smaller than can be managed by the Research Councils or fall outside their priority themes but are important to understanding the mechanisms of ageing, treating disease and frailty and identifying and developing new and effective ways to improve the lives of older people. They are also committed to funding research into treating diseases and conditions which disproportionately affect older people but are less well-funded (excluding cancer and heart disease).

Applications are accepted from 4th November 2019.

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NIHR Public Health Research Programme - Public Health Responsive Studies Teams

Funder: NIHR
Closing date: 28 January 2020, 1pm

The Public Health Research (PHR) Programme wishes to facilitate the co-production of responsive research with a focus on local governments. Such research should help inform the delivery and implementation of current or future public health interventions intended to improve the health of the public and reduce inequalities in health.

The purpose of this call for expressions of interest is to identify two suitable teams that will undertake responsive research with a focus on local government across the UK. The teams will be commissioned by the PHR Programme for an initial three year contract.

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Dementia Consortium: novel targets drug discovery

Funder: Dementia Consortium
Closing date: 29 January 2020

The Dementia Consortium is looking for novel targets in the areas of neurodegeneration and dementia generated by scientists at academic institutions in the UK and the rest of the world. The Consortium support target validation studies: preclinical research that aims to give confidence in the relevance of a novel target to a disease. The approaches can cover all aspects of dementia therapy, from treating the underlying pathology to improving cognition and other mental symptoms. The targets will be early stage, but should have some supporting data to support their role in disease; for example, based on population disease association studies, siRNA and rescue studies, or transgenic animal studies.

The research projects supported are collaborative in nature, with involvement from the Consortium members in devising the final project plan.

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British Scoliosis Research Foundation - Research Grants

Funder: British Scoliosis Research Foundation
Closing date: 31 January 2020

The BSRF Research Grant is open to appropriately qualified professionals such as scientists, clinicians, and allied health professionals (nurses, psychologists or physiotherapists). All applications will be considered, however, applicants are advised to submit their proposal under one of the following three headings:

  • Small exploratory grant
  • New investigation grant
  • Major research grant

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Stroke Association project grants

Funder: Stroke Association
Closing date: 4 February 2020, 5pm

Stroke Assocation Project Grants cover the whole spectrum of stroke research - from secondary prevention, through to treatment and rehabilitation in a clinical setting, and longer-term in the community.

  • Clinical Trial Project Grants: These are project grant proposals which incorporate a randomised controlled trial or other clinical trial of a device or an intervention. These grants are intended to support the early phases of trials with the intention that, if successful, they proceed to the full trial stage supported by a large funder such as the MRC or NIHR.
  • Developmental Research Project Grants: These are project grant proposals that are focused on areas which do not incorporate randomised controlled or other types of clinical trials. This includes study proposals in observational or epidemiological studies, basic laboratory science or early developmental/ proof of concept studies.

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CRUK

Cancer Research UK: careeer development fellowship 

Funder: CRUK
Closing date: 5 February 2020

The Career Development Fellowship supports new group leaders who do not have a salaried independent position to establish their own independent research group. Applications are considered from any area of our funding remit, with the exception of clinical trials and drug discovery.

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Cancer Research UK: career establishment award 

Funder: CRUK
Closing date: 5 February 2020

The Career Establishment Award supports new group leaders who have a salaried independent position to establish their own independent research group. Applications are considered from any area of our funding remit, with the exception of clinical trials and drug discovery.

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Cancer Research UK: Senior cancer research fellowship 

Funder: CRUK
Closing date: 5 February 2020

CRUK Senior Cancer Research Fellowships support group leaders to further develop their own research programme and build their reputation as a world-leader in their cancer research field. Applications are considered from any area of our funding remit, with the exception of clinical trials and drug discovery.

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MRC Confidence in Concept 

Funder: MRC
Closing date: 5 February 2020, 4pm

The Confidence in Concept (CiC) scheme is a key part of MRC’s translational research strategy and provides annual awards of up to £1 million to institutions to flexibly support a portfolio of early stage translational research projects. It is intended to accelerate the transition from discovery research to translational development projects by supporting preliminary work or feasibility studies to establish the viability of an approach.

The CiC scheme aims to accelerate the transition from discovery science to the early stages of therapeutic/biomarker development and de-risk rapidly projects across the translational lifecycle such that they become eligible for substantial funding bids.

The award provides institutions with locally administered, responsive and flexible funding to support a diverse portfolio of preliminary translational projects. The projects supported should aim to generate sufficient preliminary data to establish the viability of an approach before seeking more substantial funding, e.g. from the Developmental Pathway Funding Scheme (DPFS).

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Novo Nordisk: Fund Award

Funder: Novo Nordisk UK Research Foundation
Closing date: 7 February 2020

Applicants for a Fund award must be a qualified health care professional living and working in the UK. A qualified health care professional is a person requiring a qualification or license to practice in the UK (such as nurses, dieticians, podiatrists and pharmacists) except GMC registered professionals (who are not eligible to apply for this award).

The objective of the Fund is to support clinical projects, training and education within the field of diabetes mellitus in the UK.  Funding is considered under the following:

  • Support of a clinical project
  • Attendance at a relevant national or international meeting
  • Support for courses of study at home or overseas 

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Cancer Research UK: Programme Foundation Awards

Funder: CRUK
Closing date: 20 February 2020

Programme Foundation Awards support group leaders who have a salaried independent position to further develop their own research programme and build their reputation as a world leader.

Programme Foundation Awards can fund:

  • Basic biological research relating to cancer
  • Preclinical studies that will generate biological data to underpin therapeutic development
  • Biomarker research • Imaging research
  • Radiotherapy research
  • The application of engineering and physical sciences to cancer

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Cancer Research UK: Science Committee Programme Awards

Funder: CRUK
Closing date: 20 February 2020

Science Committee Programme Awards provide long-term support for broad, multidisciplinary research where the aim is to answer questions spanning basic and translational research.

Applications are accepted from scientists, clinicians or health care workers in UK universities, medical schools, hospitals and some research institutions. All applicants for Science Committee Programme Awards are required to discuss their proposal with CRUK staff before starting the application process. Applications are judged on the basis of scientific excellence, innovation and importance to furthering our understanding of cancer or potential benefits to cancer patients.

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Versus Arthritis: Clinical Research Fellowships

Funder: Versus Arthritis
Closing date: 26 February 2020, 4pm

Versus Arthritis clinical research fellowships are the entry level scheme for talented medical and non-medical healthcare professionals. They're awarded to encourage clinically qualified professionals into an academic research career in any discipline relevant to arthritis and related musculoskeletal conditions. They aim to provide training in clinical and/or laboratory research techniques leading to a higher degree (usually a PhD).

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The Dunhill Medical Trust: training support 

Funder: The Dunhill Medical Trust
Closing date: 28 February 2020, 5pm

In aspiring to develop and sustain research capacity in ageing-related research, we provide two forms of funding support for aspiring researchers in the field of ageing: 

Research Training Fellowships 2019/20

Research Training Fellowships are intended to provide research training support for clinicians and allied health professionals who wish to pursue a research career in understanding the underpinning mechanisms of ageing, the treatment of age-related diseases and frailty or improving health and social care for older people.  These provide personal funding for individuals who must complete the application process directly.

PhD Studentship Fund 2019/20

The PhD Studentship Fund is intended to support research institutions to provide training opportunities for early career researchers who wish to acquire a PhD to enable them to pursue a research career in understanding the underpinning mechanisms of ageing, the treatment of age-related diseases and frailty or improving health and social care for older people.  Applications to the Fund must be made by the potential supervisor. 

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 Wellcome Trust - Doctoral Studentships

Funder: Wellcome Trust
Closing date: 16 March 2020, 5pm

The Wellcome Trust funds thousands of scientists and researchers around the world at every step of the way from discovery to impact. Wellcome funding schemes offer grants across biomedical science, population health, medical innovation, humanities and social science, and public engagement. The Doctoral Studentships scheme enables researchers to undertake humanities or social science doctoral degrees in any area of health.

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Cancer Research UK: experimental medicine award

Funder: CRUK
Closing date: 18 March 2020

The Experimental Medicine Award funds highly ambitious translational research conducted in association with a clinical trial or well-designed clinical study. The types of studies that fit this scheme are typically investigator-led studies for highly ambitious translational research conducted in association with a clinical trial or well-designed clinical study with the objective of optimising treatment and maximising patient benefit.

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NIHR Research for Patient Benefit - Competition 41

Funder: NIHR
Closing date: 18 March 2020, 1pm

As a response mode researcher-led programme, Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) does not specify topics for research, but encourages proposals for projects which address a wide range of health service issues and challenges. The programme aims to fund high quality quantitative and qualitative research with a clear trajectory to patient benefit.

RfPB is participating in the following NIHR themed call:

  • NIHR 2019/2020 Themed Call in ‘Brain tumours’

Proposals are invited for research that addresses any aspect of the diagnosis, treatment, support or care of patients with brain tumours, including access to or the delivery of services. Research methods may involve primary research or evidence synthesis, including systematic reviews, modelling studies or the analysis of existing datasets. This theme will continue to apply until further notice.

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NIHR Public Health Research Programme - new commissioned calls 

Funder: NIHR
Closing date: 24 March 2020, 1pm

The Public Health Research (PHR) Programme funds research to generate evidence to inform the delivery of non-NHS interventions intended to improve the health of the public and reduce inequalities in health.

The PHR Programme are accepting stage 1 applications to their commissioned workstream for the following topics:

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NIHR Public Health Research Programme - researcher-led workstream 

Funder: NIHR
Closing date: 24 March 2020, 1pm

The Public Health Research (PHR) Programme funds research to generate evidence to inform the delivery of non-NHS interventions intended to improve the health of the public and reduce inequalities in health.

The PHR Programme are accepting stage 1 applications to their researcher-led workstream:

Please note that this researcher-led call is open to all relevant research areas, and does not just include this highlight notice. If you are responding to the highlight notice, please indicate this in the application form in Section 6, Question 1 ‘What is the problem being addressed?’

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NIHR Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme - new commissioned calls 

Funder: NIHR
Closing date: 16 April 2020, 1pm

The Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME) Programme funds ambitious studies evaluating interventions with potential to make a step-change in the promotion of health, treatment of disease and improvement of rehabilitation or long-term care. Within these studies, EME supports research in the mechanisms of diseases and treatments. EME is a partnership between the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the NIHR.

The Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme is accepting stage 1 applications for the following primary research topics:

19/139 Mitigation of the adverse effects of health and social care interventions

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NIHR Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programm - new researcher-led workstream 

Funder: NIHR
Closing date: 16 April 2020, 1pm

The Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME) Programme funds ambitious studies evaluating interventions with potential to make a step-change in the promotion of health, treatment of disease and improvement of rehabilitation or long-term care. Within these studies, EME supports research in the mechanisms of diseases and treatments. EME is a partnership between the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the NIHR.

The EME Programme is accepting stage 1 applications to the Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation researcher-led workstream. All primary research projects are expected to establish a programme appointed Study Steering Committee and it is important that applicants read the TSC/SSC Guidance before completing their application.

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NIHR Public Health Research Programme - new commissioned calls 

Funder: NIHR
Closing date: 28 July 2020, 1pm

The Public Health Research (PHR) Programme funds research to generate evidence to inform the delivery of non-NHS interventions intended to improve the health of the public and reduce inequalities in health.

The PHR Programme are accepting stage 1 applications to their commissioned workstream for the following topics:

19/135 Interactive electronic devices and children and young people's wellbeing

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