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    • MEDICINE AND MEDICAL SCIENCES Latest Funding Opportunities: AUGUST 1ST 2007 Please contact Lisa Stott, Mark Ferguson or Gillian Auld, Business Development Officers for Medicine and Medical Sciences, should you require further information: l.stott@abdn.ac.uk tel x59252 mark.ferguson@abdn.ac.uk tel x59250, g.auld@abdn.ac.uk tel x59699. University employees can also search for the funding opportunities through http://www.researchresearch.com. For all applications, please notify Research Financial Services & Research and Innovation at least two weeks before submission. The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the Max Planck Society jointly confer Max Planck research awards to foreign and German scientists. The award provides a flexible financial framework for taking up, strengthening or extending research co-operation projects between non-German and German scientists. Up to 750,000 euros (£500,000) over a maximum of five years is available. http://www.avh.de/en/programme/pereise/mpf.thm Deadline: 22nd October 2007 The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Sofja Kovalevskaja award. The aim is to give award-winners an opportunity to concentrate on innovative research work of their own choice in Germany in order to promote the internationalisation of research in Germany. Funding up to a total of 1.2 million euros (£812,472) is available. www.humboldt-foundation.de/en/programme/preise/kova.htm Deadline: 4 Jan 2008 Alzheimer’s Research Trust scientific conference grants. These provide up to £2,000 to assist with the costs of organising or hosting a scientific conference. The lead applicant must be in the UK. http://www.alzheimers- research.org.uk/research/howtoapply/ Deadline: 5 October 2007, 5pm Alzheimer’s Research Trust - network emergency grants. Supported projects should further the understanding of the basic disease process in Alzheimer’s and related dementias, or be directed to early detection, identifying risk factors, preventive measures, or offer progress towards effective treatments. Grants provide funding of up to £30,000 for a maximum of 24 months. www.alzheimers- research.org.uk No Deadline Alzheimer’s Society, Cochrane review special project grants. Eligible costs include obtaining papers, searching of journals, translation, the costs of working for short periods at the editorial base in Oxford, and the costs of the locum cover. http://www.qrd.alzheimers.org.uk/loggedinuser/applicdown.asp No Deadline The Alzheimer’s Society - fellowships to conduct research into the cause, cure and care of dementia. These support postdoctoral researchers in the middle stages of their training who wish to pursue an academic career in the field of dementia. http://www.qrd/.alzheimers.org.uk/loggedinuser/download/fellowship.asp Deadline: 26th Oct 2007 American Association for Cancer Research Landon Prizes www.aacr.org/home/scientists/scientidfic-awards/landon-prizes.aspx Deadline: 10 August 2007 American Society for Microbiology • Promega biotechnology research award www.asm.org/Academy/index.asp?bid=2633 • bioMérieux Sonnenwirth award for leadership in clinical microbiology Funding Opportunities Medicine and Medical Sciences 1st AUGUST 2007 1
    • www.asm.org/Academy/index.asp?bid=2304 • bioMérieux Sonnenwirth award for leadership in clinical microbiology www.asm.org/Academy/index.asp?bib=36368 • Abbott laboratories award in clinical and diagnostic immunology www.asm.org/Academy/index.asp?bib=2301 • Abbott-ASM lifetime achievement award www.asm.org/Academy/index.asp?bid=2274 Deadline: 1 October 2007 American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics • Bernard B Brodie award in drug metabolism www.aspet.org/public/awards/brodie_award.html • Goodman and Gilman award in drug receptor pharmacology www.aspet.org/public/awards/g&g_award.html • PB Dews award for research in behavioural pharmacology www.aspet.org/public/awards/dews_award.html Deadline: 15 September 2007 The Arthritis Research Campaign invites letters of intent for its special purpose grants. These are for the purposes that further the aims of the arthritis research campaign, but which do not easily fit into any other funding categories.www.arc.org.uk/research/forms/Special.htm Deadline: applications are reviewed in June and October if submitted two months prior to those dates. Arthritis Research Campaign clinical trails collaborations requiring a multi-centre format with a duration of five years or less. http://www.arc.org.uk/research/forms/CTC/CTC.htmDeadline: 3 September 2007 Arthritis Research Campaign educational research fellowships. These fund training in educational research methodology or medical education relevant to arthritis and musculoskeletal disease. Fellowships will last for two to three years and provide a salary level as well as a 2-point enhancement premium for clinically qualified candidates. http://www.arcresearch.org.uk/forms/arceducationalresearchfellowships.asp Deadline: 10 September 2007 Arthritis Research Campaign - PhD studentships. These encourage young science graduates to embark on a research career in any discipline relevant to arthritis and related musculoskeletal diseases. Awards consist of an incremental stipend, UK tuition fees and limited running costs for three years. RR id: 192793 http://www.are-research.org.uk/forms/arcPhDstudentships.asp Deadline: 13th Aug 2007 Arthritis Research Campaign invites applications for the following awards: • Project grants. These are for clinical projects relating to pathogenesis, diagnosis or treatment, as well as projects of a more fundamental scientific nature. Awards are worth up to £300,000 for up to three years. • Funds for small items of equipment to facilitate multiple projects. Grants support the purchase of major items of equipment, costing in excess of £30,000 http://www.are-research.org.uk/forms/default.asp Deadline: 29th October 2007 The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland department project grant. This enables an anaesthesia department to pursue a research project, covering equipment or partially funding a salary for medical, technical or other staff. The grant is worth up to £25,000. www.aagbi.org/aboutaagbi/grants.htm Deadline: 12 October 2007 Funding Opportunities Medicine and Medical Sciences 1st AUGUST 2007 2
    • The Association of Clinical Biochemistry - scientific scholarships. These are open to all members to assist in research, training and development. Awards are worth up to $5,000 (£2,500). RR id: 203198 http://www.acb.org.uk/sits/acbnews.asp Deadline: 1st August 2007 The Association of Commonwealth Universities - titular fellowships. These are for movement of staff in both directions between Commonwealth industry/commerce/public service and the universities. Priority areas are: agriculture; forestry and food sciences; biotechnology; development strategies; earth and marine sciences; engineering; health and related social sciences; information technology; management for change; professional education and training; social and cultural development, and university development and management. Fellowships are tenable in any Commonwealth country other than that in which the applicant works, for up to six months. Fellowships are worth up to £5,000. www.acu.ac.uk/cgi-bin/schemes.pl?display=scheme&id=devfell Deadline: 31 August 2007 The Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus -project grants, for research into the causes, effects, treatments and prevention of spina bifida and hydrocephalus.www.asbah.org/2-93-203.aspx Deadline: outline proposals are welcome at any time; invited full applications will be assessed in October 2007 The Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland -overseas surgical fellowships. These support surgeons wishing to work in a developing country on a short-term basis. The aim is to provide training and support for overseas medical schools in the development of their postgraduate training programmes and, thereby, establishing links with these centres. All fellows of the association are eligible to apply. Fellowships are worth a maximum of £2,000 each.www.asgbi.org.uk/ Ataxia UK -project grants. Applications are particularly welcomed for projects involving Friedreich’s ataxia. Grants will not exceed £50,000 per year for up to three years. http://www.atazia.org.uk/page.builder/apply_for_funding.html Deadline: 24th September 2007 BackCare invites applications for the following awards: • Bursary/studentships. These are for patient oriented scientific research into the causes, treatment and prevention of back pain. Bursaries are for living expenses up to £5,000 per annum for up to three years. • Major grants for patient-oriented research into causes, treatment and prevention of back pain. The aim is to reduce the incidence of, and disability from, back pain and improve its treatment by gaining a better understanding of its manifestation and causes. Grants are worth between £15,000 and £20,000. www.backpain.org/pages/g_pages/grants.php Deadline: 15th August 2007 BDF Newlife invites applications for its research grants. Proposals should be relevant to the aetiology, prevention and treatment of birth defects. Grants are worth up to £95,000 up to two years. Deadline: 5th October 2007 http://www.bdnewlife.co.uk/docs/research_area/apply_grant_1.htm The Belgian Society of Cardiology invites applications for the Doctor Léon Dumont prize, to be awarded to a European researcher in cardiovascular medicine, working in a member country of the European Society of Cardiology. Applicants must be no more than 50 years old on 31 December 2007. The prize is worth 40,000 euros (£27,088). http://www.bscardio.be Deadline: 30 November 2007 BBSRC Funding Opportunities Medicine and Medical Sciences 1st AUGUST 2007 3
    • • BBSRC responsive research grants. Deadline: 4pm, 10 January, 25 April, 11 July and 30 October 2007www.bbsrc.ac.uk/science/areas/Welcome.html • BBSRC is calling for proposals for its tools and resources programme. The fund is intended to support small or short-duration, pump-priming research projects or to bring together communities for collaborative purposes. Proposals submitted to the T&R development fund should be technology or methods driven and focused on a biological challenge within the BBSRC remit. It is anticipated that grants of up to £80,000 to £100,000 will be made under this initiative. Projects should last six to 18 months, but community networking activities can extend to three years. No deadline http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/science/initiatives/trdf.html • The BBSRC invites applications for partnering awards under its international scientific interchange scheme. Partnering awards provide funding over 24 months for a series of exchange visits to take place between a UK and overseas research group. These do not cover research costs, but exchanges, workshops etc. Financial support is provided to contribute to fares and subsistence with a maximum grant of £5,000. Applications are invited from current BBSRC grant holders and scientists at BBSRC-supported institutes, who are in receipt of BBSRC funding. Deadline: applications should be submitted at least six months before travel. http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/international/bbsrc/isis.html BBSRC in co-operation with other UK research councils, intends to issue a second call for new dynamics of ageing – collaborative research projects in September 2007, with a budget of approximately £8.7million full economic costs and a closing date for the outline proposals in November 2007. Key topics will be active and healthy ageing, autonomy and independence, workplace design and the older worker, later life transitions and the built environment. RR id: 203450 http://wwwbbsrc.ac.uk/science/initiatives/new_dynamics_ageing.html Expected Deadline: RFP September; proposals due November 2007 The BBSRC, in co-operation with other UK research councils, intends to issue a second call for new dynamics of ageing programme grants in April 2008, with a budget of approximately £2.5 million full economic costs and a closing date for outline proposals in June 2008. Key topics will be active and healthy ageing, autonomy and independence, workplace design and the older worker, later life transitions and the built environment. RR id: 203453 http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/science/initiatives/new_dynamics_ageing.html Deadline: Expected: RFP April; proposals due June 2008 BBSRC targeted priority studentships. Doctoral training grants are available in ageing research and bioprocessing. Awards are for four years. http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/funding/training.calls.html Deadline: 6th September 2007 BBSRC invites applications for its quota doctoral training grants competition. Applications are welcomed from UK higher education institutions providing high quality research training in the biosciences.http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/funding/training/calls.html Deadline: 4pm, 12th September 2007 The BBSRC seeks proposals from UK higher education institutions and BBSRC sponsored institutes to develop industrially relevant, short training courses at Masters level in the biosciences. Support will be awarded as pump-priming funding. http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/business/cpd/modular.html Deadline: 30th November 2007 Funding Opportunities Medicine and Medical Sciences 1st AUGUST 2007 4
    • The BBSRC invites outline proposals for its responsive mode grants of up to £5million in full economic costs. These encourage large, multidisciplinary research proposals that will tackle strategically important problems. Funding is provided for up to five years. http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/science/areas/crosscommittee/miltidisciplinary_programmes.ht ml Deadline: outline applications 4pm, 19th September 2007; full proposals within six months of the invitation to submit. The BBSRC invites applications for responsive research grants of up to £2million full economic cost value. Proposals should address one of the priority areas identified by BBSRC’s scientific committees. BBSRC will provide funding at a rate of 80 per cent of FEC. http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/science/areas/Welcome.html Deadline: 4pm, 30th October 2007 BBSRC -industry interchange programme. This supports the short-term exchange, in either direction, of researchers between the science base and industry. Awards are worth up to £50,000. http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/business/knowledge/iip.htm Deadline: 4pm, 19th Oct 2007 The Biosciences Federation - science communication award 2007, sponsored by Pfizer. This recognises research-active bioscientists from UK universities and institutes who make an outstanding and consistent contribution to communicating science to the public. The prize for work by a new researcher is worth £500, and the prizefor work by an established researcher is worth £1,500. www.bsf.ac.uk/awards/sci_common2007_call.htm Deadline: 24th August 2007 The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council invites outline proposals for its responsive mode grants of up to £5 million. These encourage large, multidisciplinary research proposals that tackle strategically important problems which fall within the remit of BBSRC. Funding lasts up to five years. www.bbsrc.ac.uk/science/areas/crosscommittee/multidisciplinary_programmes.html Deadline: outline applications 4pm, 11 July; full proposals due within six months of the invitation to submit The BBSRC and the NERC invite proposals for projects supported by the research council follow-on fund. The fund aims to increase the level and accelerate the rate of commercialisation of ideas arising from the research council community. The scheme supports further scientific or technical development and other activities essential to securing commercial opportunities such as licensing, seed or venture finance. Individual grants will be typically in the range of £90,000 to £100,000 (awarded at 80 per cent of full economic cost value) for up to 12 months. RR id: 203558 http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/business/followon/Welcome.html Deadline: applications will be accepted between 1st September and 31st October 2007 Guarantors of Brain invite applications for their visiting lecturer bursary scheme. This allows international or British scientists to visit clinical departments and laboratories in the UK. Awards include an economy class return airfare, lodging for six nights and £1,000.www.brain.ac.uk/Grants%20and20Announcements.html Deadline: 1 Oct 2007 The British Academy invites applications for the following awards in the fields of the humanities and social sciences: • Joint project awards with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. These support collaborative research projects between UK and Japanese scholars. Up to £5,000 will be available per project per year, with an equivalent sum available from the JSPS. Funding Opportunities Medicine and Medical Sciences 1st AUGUST 2007 5
    • • Joint project grants with Chinese partner academies. The scheme provides funding for visits by scholars of postdoctoral status. Awards cover travel, accommodation and maintenance. www.britac.ac.uk/funding/guide/intl/ Deadline: 30 September 2007 The British Association for Cancer Research invites applications for the following awards: • Meeting bursaries. These support non-student members to attend scientific meetings relevant to cancer research. Grants of up to £800 are available. • Mid-career fellowships in cancer research. These support travel to a laboratory and reasonable subsistence costs to enable the applicant to advance an ongoing programme or facilitate a collaboration which may lead to new programmes of work. Awards are worth up to £3,000 each. Members aged over 35 are eligible to apply. • Exchange fellowships. These enable members to visit other institutions in the UK or abroad for lecture tours, courses or to carry out collaborative work. Funding of up to £2,000 per award is available. http://www.bacr.org.uk/fellowships-bursaries/fellowshipbursaries.asp Deadline: 31st October 2007 The British Federation of Women Graduates invites applications for the Theodora Bosanquet bursary. This supports women graduates whose research in history or English literature requires the use of libraries, archives or other scholarly resources in London. The bursary provides accommodation in a hall or residence in central London for up to four weeks during the summer. http://www.bcfgrants.org.uk/ Deadline: 31st October 2007 The British Fertility Society invites applications for its travel bursaries. These enable members to attend scientific meetings and workshops. Awards are worth £250 each and may cover travel, accommodation and registration costs. Eligible applicants are nurses, counsellors, junior clinicians, trainee embryologists or andrologists and PhD students. http://www.fertility.org.uk/about/prizes_travel.htmlDeadline: 30th September 2007 British Heart Foundation invites proposals for the following awards: (No Deadline) • Infrastructure grants. Awards of up to £500,000 each are available towards the costs of providing infrastructure to support cardiovascular science in academic institutions. The grants are open to all senior cardiovascular scientists. • Project grants supporting research into the causes, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease. Applications are welcome from postdoctoral researchers working within the UK. Grants are awarded for projects lasting up to three years. • Non-clinical PhD studentships in cardiology. Awards are for three years and may include a stipend, tuition fees and a maximum of £10,000 per annum for research consumables. • Advanced training awards aimed at supporting young researchers within one year of submitting their PhD. Grants will last up to three years and include a salary and research consumables of up to £10,000 per annum. • Intermediate basic science research fellowships supporting scientists to undertake projects related to the cardiovascular system. Awards will normally last four years. Grants may include salaries, research consumables and equipment. • Re-entry fellowships. The scheme provides an opportunity to re-establish a career in cardiovascular science in a research institution in the UK. Fellowships normally last three years. • Senior basic science research fellowship. The awards provide a career opportunity in a research institution in the UK for individuals who are expected to reach readership or chair level within five years. Funding Opportunities Medicine and Medical Sciences 1st AUGUST 2007 6
    • • MBPhD studentships. These allow medical students to complete a PhD in cardiovascular science before completion of their medical degree. Awards last up to three years. They cover a stipend, tuition fees and costs for research consumables of less than £10,000 per annum. • Clinical research training fellowship. Awards may last up to three years to allow for the completion of either an MD or PhD. Grants provide a salary and research consumables for up to £10,000 per annum. • Intermediate clinical research fellowships. Fellowships will last up to five years. Grants cover salaries, research consumables and equipment. • Clinical research leave fellowships. These provide an opportunity for NHS staff to undertake dedicated Pas in research in a recognised UK centre in cardiovascular medicine. Awards may be for up to one year full-time or up to three years part- time research. • Senior clinical research fellowship. These provide a career opportunity in a research institution in the UK for individuals who are expected to reach readership or chair level within 10 years. Fellowships will last five years with the possibility of renewal. • Travelling fellowship. This enables researchers to undertake a visit to a laboratory aboard. Awards normally last up to one year. Grants include travel expenses and a subsistence allowance for short visits. www.bhf.org.uk/. . No Deadline The British Heart Foundation invites applications for the following awards: • Programme grants, which support research into the causes, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. The principal investigator should be a senior researcher working in a UK institution. Awards are made for five years initially and may cover staff salaries, research consumables and equipment. • New horizons programme grants. These encourage scientists from outside traditional cardiovascular biology to engage in cardiovascular research. BHF will award grants of up to five years’ duration to groups of scientists who can bring novel expertise to cardiovascular research. www.bhf.org.uk/research_health_professionals/apply_for_research_grant.aspx Deadline: preliminary applications at least 18 months before expected start date; invited full applications 12 noon, 31st August 2007 The British Institute of Radiology invites applications for the following awards: • Fellowship in medical diagnostics funded by GE Healthcare plc. This provides £5,000 to enable a radiographer, scientist, radiologist, nuclear medicine physician, technician or radiopharmacists of senior registrar or junior consultant status, with an interest in the use and application of pharmaceuticals in diagnostic imaging, to visit one or more centres abroad. RR id: 203092 • Philips travel fellowship in nuclear medicine. This funds a visit to one or more centres abroad to learn a new technique not available at the applicant’s home institution, or to attend a major conference where other funding for this is not available. The fellowship is worth up to £5,000. RR id: 203489 http://www.bir.org.uk/about_awards.html Deadline: 14th September 2007 The British Retinitis Pigmentosa Society research grants. Priority areas include clinical phenotyping, molecular genetics, cell biology, stem cell biology, gene therapy, protein chemistry and artificial retina. Deadline: 10th August 2007 http://www.brps.org.uk/White/W_Research_Grants_Awards.html The British Skin Foundation invites applications for the following awards: • Research award. This is available to anyone wishing to carry out UK-based research into skin disease. The scheme provides a grant of £35,000 per year for up to two years. Funding Opportunities Medicine and Medical Sciences 1st AUGUST 2007 7
    • • Fellowship. This aims to support a dermatological clinician at a UK-based institution. Fellowship is a fixed amount of £60,000 awarded for a duration of one year. • Studentship. This is available to UK-based research institutions seeking to fund dermatological research at a PhD student level. The studentship is worth £70,000 over three years. www.britishskinfoundation.org.uk/stadard.aspx?id=364 Deadline: 28 Sept 2007 The British Society for Haematology invites applications for the following awards: • Scientific scholarships. Awards have a maximum value of £1,000. • Start-up grants. These support consumable expenses so that young investigators can follow research plans leading to full grant applications. Grants are worth up to £7,000 each. www.b-s-h.org.uk/fsss00.htm No Deadline The British Society for Medical Mycology invites applications for the EGV Evans travel awards. These support society members to visit another laboratory for a short period of training. Grants will contribute towards the cost of travel, accommodation and directly related expenses. www.bsmm.org/ The British Society for Parasitology invites applications for its travel grants. These support the attendance of PhD student members at international parasitology conferences to present work. Each award is worth up to £300. http://www.bsp.uk.net/php/awards.php?id=10 Deadline: 15th Sept 2007 The British Thyroid Association invites applications for a one-year award to enable medical researchers to supplement existing projects or for pump-priming existing research ideas. Research relate to the thyroid or thyroid disorders. The maximum amount is £100,000 per award and covers consumables, running costs and equipment.www.btf-thyroid.org Deadline: 31 August 2007 The Bupa Foundation invites applications for its project grants. Funding is available in the followings areas: mental health in older people; health at work; surgery; preventive health; information and communication. Health professionals in the public and private sectors may apply. Research must be based in the UK. http://www.bupafoundation.co.uk/asp/research/grants_available.asp Deadline: 3rd October 2007 The Burdett Trust for Nursing invites applications for the following awards: • Small grants. RRid: 202894 • Large grants: RRid: 202898 Grants support research in the following areas: care and support of people in the community, care and support of people in hospital, clinical governance including risk assessment/management, public health nursing, multiprofessional working and nursing leadership for improved patient care. Grants may range between £10,000 and £50,000. www.burdettnursingtrust.org.uk/apply.htm Cancer Research UK – www.rcr.ac.uk/ • Development Committee Grants Deadlines: 12 February 2007 14 May 2007, 13 August 2007 5 November 2007 Cancer Research UK - Population and Behavioural Sciences Programme Grants. These support multidisciplinary research for up to five years. Researchers at UK universities, hospitals and some research institutions are eligible to apply. No Deadline http://science.cancerresearchuk.org/gapp/pbsfunding/pbs_programmgrants/ Funding Opportunities Medicine and Medical Sciences 1st AUGUST 2007 8
    • Cancer Research UK invites proposals for prospective sample collections for translational research in clinical trails. Applications are accepted from scientists, clinicians or healthcare workers in UK universities, medical schools, hospitals and some research institutions. Deadline: 24 Aug 2007 www.cancerresearchuk.org/gapp/clinicaltrailsfund/tricc/?version=3 Cancer Research UK and the Medical Research Council invite applications for phase III clinical trial grants in cancer-related areas. Trials may last a maximum of 10 years. The upper funding limit for each grant is £100,000 per year. www.science.cancerresearchuk.org/gapp/clinicaltrialsfund/cta/ Deadline: outline applications and applications for endorsement by CTAAC 3 August; invited full applications 10 August 2007 Cancer Research UK: Behavioural Science Small Grants www.science.cancerresearchuk.org/gapp/pbsfunding/pbs_smallgrants/ Deadline: 5pm, 17 August 2007 The Carnegie Trust • small research grants. up to £2,500 are available to cover travel and subsistence expenses, or part thereof, directly connected to research projects. Awards may include assistance towards the cost of publication of books. Deadline: 15 January, 15 May and 15 October annually http://www.carnegie- trust.org/our_schemes2.htm Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland invites applications for the following awards: • Minor research and action research awards. Funding is available for projects of up to £5,000 each. • Travel awards. Grants provide assistance with travel to : present papers or posters on research projects; study at an established centre of excellence in the UK or abroad; to allow specialist training. Applicants must be based in Scotland. www.chss.org.uk/research/ No Deadline Chief Scientist’s Office -biomedical and therapeutic project grants. Priority areas are cancer, cardio-and cerebrovascular disease, mental and public health. www.sehd.scot.nhs.uk/cso/ Deadline: 28 September 2007 Chief Scientist’s Office - health services research committee project and small grants. Research should be relevant to the operation of health services in Scotland. Project grants are limited to a maximum of £225,000 over up to three years. Portfolio and programme grants of up to £450,000 are also available. www.sehd.scot.nhs.uk/cso/ Deadline: 17 August 2007 The Chief Scientist’s Office biomedical and therapeutic research committee project grants. Grants are limited to £225,000 for direct costs spread over a maximum of three years. Also available are: small grants of up to £22,500; portfolio or programme grants of up to £450,000 in fields of mental health, public health or cancer www.sehd.scot.nhs.uk/cso/ Deadline: outline applications are accepted at any time; full applications 28 September 2007 The Chief Scientist Office - research fellowships in public health and related areas. The aim is to bring experienced researchers to Scotland to encourage an exchange of ideas and to foster collaboration with researchers, practitioners and policy makers. www.sehd.scot.nhs.uk/cso/ApplyingForFunding/ApplyIntor.htm No Deadline Children with Leukaemia invites applications for the following awards:- Funding Opportunities Medicine and Medical Sciences 1st AUGUST 2007 9
    • • Capital grants. These fund items of equipment intended for use as part of a leukaemia research project. Any work aimed at advancing understanding of childhood leukaemia is eligible for funding. • Treatment grants. These fund small research projects to improve the effectiveness of current treatments and develop new therapies for the leukaemias which still elude successful treatment. http://88.208.204.129/what-we-do/fund-research/works/research-grants No Deadline The Company of Biologists offers the following awards: • Travel fellowships in association with Journal of Experimental Biology. • Travel fellowships, in association with the journal Development. • Travel fellowships, in association with the Journal of Cell Science. The fellowships enable graduate and postdoctoral students to make collaborative visits to other laboratories. Fellowships cover travel and other expenses and are worth up to £2,500 each. www.biologists.com/web/cob_fellowship.html Deadline: 31 Aug 2007 The Curie Institute is accepting applications for its postdoctoral fellowship for foreign scientists. This fellowship, worth up to 2,992 euros (£2,032) per month, is for PhD students wishing to pursue a research project in a laboratory of the institute’s research division.www.curie.fr/recherche/enseignment/bourses.cfm/lang/_gb.htm No Deadline The Curie Institute - sabbatical fellowships. These enable scientists to visit the Paris or Orsay laboratory of the Curie Institute. Fellows receive a monthly salary of up to 3,500 euros (£2,400). Deadline: 31 October 2007 www.curie.fr/recherche/enseignement/sejour_sabbatiques.cfm/lang/_gb.htm Cystic Fibrosis Worldwide • Scholarships • visiting expert grants • research project grants • training courses www.cfww.org/grants/index.asp Deadline: 12 midnight, 1 September 2007 [145] The Daphne Jackson Trust invites applications for its research fellowships for people returning to work after a career break. The fellowships last for two years and assist graduates and postgraduates who have had careers in science, engineering or technology return to similar employment after a career break. Two types of fellowship are available: university-based and industrial. www.daphnejackson.org/ No Deadline The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is inviting applications for the following awards: • Special project grants. These fund new initiatives and proposals that meet its general objectives but which may fall out-side the criteria of other awards programmes. • DAF small grants ranging up to £5,000. These enable individuals, societies, associations or other bodies in the UK or Japan to promote and support interaction between the two countries. • DAF awards. These support British and Japanese partners to conduct collaborative projects. Awards will be made in the following two categories: arts and culture and education and society. Funding is worth up to £15,000 per project. www.dajf.org.uk/page_e.asp?Section=Grants&ID=75 No Deadline Deafness Research UK invites applications for the following awards in support of research aimed at preventing and treating deafness and other hearing problems: Funding Opportunities Medicine and Medical Sciences 1st AUGUST 2007 10
    • • Travel grants. These are available for attending meetings and collaborative visits and are worth up to £750. • Small grants. Funding will not exceed £15,000. • Project s grants. The awards are granted for up to three years with funds of “15,000 or over per award. • Equipment grants. These supply funds for the purchase of equipment. • Infrastructure grants. These provide facilities such as equipment, accommodation or support staff. www.deafnessresearch.org.uk/Types+of+awards+1734.twl Deadline: applications are considered in January, April, July and October The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, in partnership with the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and the Scottish Executive Environment and Rural Affairs Department, invites applications under the Link funding programme for grants to undertake research on food quality and innovation. The aim is to help industry meet anticipated technical challenges across the areas of raw material production, food manufacturing, packaging and distribution. Grants of at least £5million are available over five years. RR id: 203325 No Deadline http://www.defrafarmingandfoodscience.csl.gov.uk/0/assessment.cfm@programmeid=2 3&united=2&assessmentid=53 Diabetes UK • The RD Lawrence career development research fellowships. These support full- time research workers for three years. Awards provide a salary as well as expenses of up to £10,000 per year. • Clinical training fellowships. These are for medically qualified individuals who would like to do clinical research. Awards provide a salary and expenses of up to £10,000 in support of research lasting three years. • Clinical postdoctoral fellowships. These are for medically qualified holders of a PhD, MD or DPhil, to carry out postdoctoral studies. Awards provide the fellow’s salary and expenses of up to £10,000 per year for the support of a full-time research worker. www.diabetes.org.uk/research/for_researchers/new_applicants/ Deadline: 5pm, 31 October 2007 Diabetes UK solicits proposals under its small grants scheme. These enable research workers to progress new ideas in the field of diabetes. Grants are worth up to £10,000 each. No Deadline www.diabetes.org.uk/research/for_researchers/new_applicants/small_grants/ Diabetes UK solicits proposals under its small grants scheme. These enable research workers to progress new ideas in the field of diabetes. Grants are worth up to £10,000 each. No Deadline www.diabetes.org.uk/research/for_researchers/new_applicants/small_grants/ Edgar Gentili, Harold Malkin and John Lawson prizes in obstetrics and gynaecology. Awards are worth between £100 and £1,000. http://www.rcog.org/uk/index.asp?PageID=957 Deadline: 28th September 2007 The Elimination of Leukaemia Fund invites applications for its travel and training fellowships. Doctors, nurses and researchers working on leukaemia or related blood diseases may apply for support to attend conferences, visit centres of expertise or undertake training. Funding is available for one year. www.elf- fund.org.uk/fellowship.html Deadline: 1 September 2007 The EPRSC invites applications for its first grants scheme to assist individuals in obtaining a grant at the beginning of their careers. Candidates must have been Funding Opportunities Medicine and Medical Sciences 1st AUGUST 2007 11
    • appointed to their first academic lecturing UK university position within the previous 36 months and be applying as a principal investigator for the first time. www.epsrc.ac.uk/researchfunding/opportunities/newacademics/firstgrant/default.htm No Deadline EPRSC, in partnership with AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer, invites applications for organic synthetic chemistry studentships. The aims are to: • Fund doctoral level organic synthetic chemistry research training of the highest quality; • Attract high quality students via a four year PhD studentship; • Enhance academic and industrial interaction through a training network; • Provide breadth and depth of training for students in both academic and industrial research methodologies • Underpin competitiveness in the UK pharmaceutical industry. Deadline: 4pm, 12th September 2007 EPRSC invites applications for the following awards: • Postdoctoral fellowships in theoretical physics. RR id: 203517 • Postdoctoral fellowships in theoretical computer science. RR id: 203520 • Postdoctoral fellowships in the mathematical sciences. The award remit encompasses all areas of novel mathematics, statistics and operational research. RR id: 203524 • Overseas postdoctoral fellowships at the life sciences interface. RR id: 203525 Applicants should have less than four years’ postdoctoral experience and should not hold a permanent academic post. Awards will last up to three years, and will cover salary and costs for computer equipment, consumables and travel. http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/CallsForProposals/PostdoctoralFellowships.htm Deadline: 4pm, 2nd October 2007 The Economic and Social Research Council and the Icelandic Centre for Research welcome applications for collaborative projects involving UK and Icelandic social scientists. Research teams may apply for first, small and standard grants. http://www.esrcsocietytoday.ac.uk/ESRCInfoCentre/opportunities/international/ESRCIcel andbilateral.aspx?ComponentID=12630&SourcePageId=12533 Deadline: 1 Oct 2007 The ESRC , in collaboration with the London School of Economics and Political Science, invites applications for its international visiting fellowships under the non-governmental public action programme. Applicants should have recognised expertise in the area of non-governmental public action. The fellowship provides a subsidy of £3,000 per month. Up to £300 is provided to travel to UK project sites and up to £1,000 is provided for international economy travel to the UK and related visa costs. http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/NGPA/fellowships.thm Deadline: 17th Sept 2007 The European Commission, Directorate-General for Education and Culture, invites proposals for pilot projects for co-operation between European institutes of technology. The aim is to facilitate knowledge-sharing and technology transfer by building up the capacity of European networks in strategic interdisciplinary fields to bring their collaboration to a new, more integrated form of partnership. Outputs would include designs for new models of governance for integrated partnerships, implementation and testing of critical components identified, plus a set of recommendations and good practices to disseminate and further exploit the results of projects. The total budget for the co-financing of projects amounts to 5 million euros (£3.379M). Each grant is worth up to 1.5m euros for up to 24 months. Deadline: 15th August 2007 www.ec.europa.eu/education/programmes/calls/2607/index_en.html Funding Opportunities Medicine and Medical Sciences 1st AUGUST 2007 12
    • The European Commission Framework Programme 7 Co-operation work programme invites applications under the initiative Information and Communication Technologies. The funding schemes available are: collaborative projects, networks of excellence, co-ordination and support action. The following topics are being called: • Pervasive and trusted network and service infrastructures. ICT-2007.1.6: new paradigms and experimental facilities (CP, NoE, CSA); • Components, systems, engineering. ICT-2007.3.5: photonic components and subsystems (CP, NoE, CSA); • Towards sustainable and personalised healthcare. ICT-2007.5.3: virtual physiological human (CP, NoE, CSA); • ICT for mobility, environmental sustainability and energy. ICT-2007.6.2: ICT for co-operative systems (CP, NoE, CSA); ICT-2007.6.3: ICT for environmental management and energy efficiency (CP, CSA); • ICT for independent living and inclusion. ICT-20077.2: accessible and inclusive ICT (CP, CSA). The total indicative budget is 477 million euros (£322m). FP7-ICT-2007-2. OJ C130 (12/06/07) p16. www.cordis.europa.eu/fp7/dc/indes/cfm? fuseaction=UserSite.CooperationDetailsCallPage&Call_id=65 Deadline: 9th October 2007 The European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases - training fellowships. The aim is to promote international mobility and support professional development of young scientists or physicians working in clinical microbiology or infectious diseases by acquiring expertise not available in institutions in their country of residence. Fellowships are worth up to 600 euros (£400) for travel support plus 1,500 euros per month as subsistence support for up to six months. http://www.escmid.org/sites/index_f.aspx@?par=4.1 Deadline: 1st October 2007 The European Commission Framework Programme 7: co-operation invites applications for its food, agriculture, fisheries and biotechnology work programme. The available funding schemes are large collaborative projects and networks of excellence. The following activities are open: • Activity 2.1: sustainable production and management of biological resources from land, forest and aquatic environments (CP and NoE). The total budget is 40 million euros (£27m); • Activity 2.2: fork to farm: food (including seafood), health and wellbeing (CP and NoE). The total budget is 40m euros. • Activity 2.3: fife sciences biotechnology and biochemistry for sustainable non- food products and processes (CP). The total budget available is 30m euros. The total indicative budget is 110m euros. There must be at least three independent legal entities established in different EU member states or associated countries. www.cordis.europa.eu/fp7/dc/index.cfm? fuseaction=UserSite.CorporationDetailsCallPage&cCallPage&call_id=61 Deadline: outline proposals 5pm, 11th September 2007; full proposals 19th February 2008 The European League Against Rheumatology invites applications for its scientific training bursaries. These foster collaboration across rheumatological, clinical and research units in Europe. The bursary is worth up to 7,000 euros (£4,783). www.eular.org/index.cfm?framePage=/scientific_training_bursaries.cfm Deadline: 30 September 2007 The European Molecular Biology Organisation -small grants scheme for initiatives in science and society. These help initiate activities or projects that make the biosciences Funding Opportunities Medicine and Medical Sciences 1st AUGUST 2007 13
    • or bioscientists more accessible to non-scientists. Up to 2,000 euros (£1,350) may be awarded to any one project. http://www.embo.org/scisoc/grants.html No Deadline The European Respiratory Society • Short-term research fellowships. These are for professionals who are engaged in clinical and basic research in respiratory medicine and clinical pulmonary practice. Awards last for up to three months. • Visiting professorship programme. This enables senior investigators and clinicians to conduct exchange visits among laboratories, hospitals and university departments, research centres and clinical centres, to promote co-operation in the field of respiratory medicine for both basic and clinical research or training. • Short-term training fellowships. These enable young clinicians to acquire and apply techniques in respiratory medicine through a three month long training period in a foreign European country. www.ersnet.org/ers/default.aspz?id_dossier=8119&id_langue=3 Deadline: 1st Oct 2007 The European Society of Gynaecological Oncology travelling fellowships. These facilitate links in gynaecological oncology between member nations of ESGO. Awards last up to two months and are worth up to 5,000 euros (£3,416) each. www.esgo.org/Travelling_Fellowships.asp Deadline: 30 September 2007 The European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases invites applications for the following awards: • Attendance grants for its postgraduate courses. These cover tuition and travel expenses. Applicants should be trainees in clinical microbiology or infectious diseases aged 40 and or under. • Grants for training in foreign laboratories. These support young graduate European scientists intending to pursue a project in clinical microbiology or infectious diseases in a foreign laboratory, university or hospital. Grants of up to 1,000 euros (£675) are available. http://www.escmid.org/sites/indes_f.aspx?par=4.1 No Deadline The European Science Foundation in partnership with the European Molecular Biology Organization invites applications from young researchers to attend the ESF-EMBO symposium on probing interactions between nanoparticles/biomaterials and biological systems – alternative approaches to bio- and nano-safety. The conference will take place between 3 and 8 November 2007 in Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain. Grants cover the conference fee and part of the travel costs. www.esf.org/activities/esf-conferences/details/confdetail227.html?conf=227 Deadline: 20 August 2007 The European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases - general travel award scheme. These enable members to attend scientific meetings. This award is not available to support attendance of the annual ESPID meeting. www.espid.org/award_content.aspx?Group=Awards&Page=Gen_trv_awd_schm Deadline: 1 August 2007 The European Society for Clinical Investigation invites nominations for its award for excellence in clinical science. This is for a young clinical scientist. Nominees must be under 45 years of age by 30 April in the year of the award and must normally be Europeans residing in Europe. The award is worth 10,000 euros (£6,773). http://www.esci.eu.com/default.asp?page=about&file=award Deadline: 18 Sept 2007 The European Society for Vascular Surgery invites applications for the European travel grants. These allow junior members under 40 years of age to look at a Funding Opportunities Medicine and Medical Sciences 1st AUGUST 2007 14
    • particular technique or research project in a European institution. www.esvs.org/? vis=22 Eurotox invites applications for its merit award. This will be presented to a European toxicologist. Achievements in academic, public service or industry may be recognised. Emphasis should be put6 on individual contributions strengthening the science of toxicology. The winner will have their congress registration fee waived. http://www.eurotox.com/awards/merit%20award.htm Deadline: 29th Nov 2007 The Experimental Psychology Society invites applications for its research workshops grants. Preference is given to workshops: that could not normally be included in the format of regular EPS meetings and have not previously received an EPS grant; for which the EPS can be recognised as a major supporter; which are open to all EPS members and postgraduate students of experimental psychology. Grants of up to £3,000 are available. www.eps.ac.uk/grants/wkshops.html Deadline: 1st September 2007 The Federation of European Microbiological Society invites applications for advanced fellowships. These acknowledge excellence in research and promote international research in Europe. www.fems-microbiology.org/website/nl/page56.asp Deadline: 1st October 2007 The Foundation for Canadian Studies in the UK • Canada-UK university partnerships programme. This facilitates collaboration between universities in the two countries so that both can share their experiences in common fields of interest and endeavour; share complementary expertise and facilities; and take advantage of similar democratic and university structures to combine their resources in addressing common problems and in facing the challenges of the 21st century. • Postgraduate travel award. This supports postgraduates undertaking research projects about Canada as part of their masters, PhD, or other degree at a UK university. Awards are worth up to £750 and cover the cost of a study visit to Canada. Applicants must be UK citizens. http://www.canadian-studies.-uk.org/ Deadline: 31st October 2007 The Fyssen Foundation invites applications for the following awards: • International prize of 50,000 euros (£33,800) for distinguished research achievement in neurobiology of animal cognition. • Grants to research the cognitive mechanisms that underlie animal and human behaviour, their biological and cultural bases, and phylogenetic and ontogenetic development. Grants are worth up to 30,000 euros plus up to 7,500 euros for equipment. http://www.fondation-fyssen.org/activitiesUS.html Deadline: 31st October 2007 Glaucoma Foundation grants-in-aid www.glaucomafoundation.org/info.php?i=5 Deadline: 1 September 2007 EMF Biological Research Trust: Project Grants Invitation for applications for research on the possible biological effects of extremely-low-frequency electric and magnetic fields encountered in everyday life, and their relevance to human health. The emphasis is on cell-based studies and the possible mechanisms by which EMFs may exert biological effects.www.emfbrt.org/grants.shtml No Deadline The European Foundation for the study of Diabetes and Eli Lilly and Company invite applications for their research grants to promote increased diabetes research, public awareness and political understanding of the disease. Applications are accepted within any area of basic or clinical diabetes research. Awards are worth 100,000 euros Funding Opportunities Medicine and Medical Sciences 1st AUGUST 2007 15
    • (£67,904) each. Projects may last one year or longer. www.europeandiabetesfoundation.oeg/Lilly-RFA.htmlDeadline: 10 September 2007 The European Science Foundation invites applications for the following awards: • Short visit and exchange grants under its advanced mathematical methods for finance programme. This programme aims to develop and apply advanced mathematical tools in finance. • Short visit and exchange under its programme on middleware for network eccentric and mobile applications. The aim is to bring together the main groups, from different communities that are working on middleware for mobile environments. http://www.esf.org/activities/research-networking-programmes/physical-and- engineering-sciences-pesc.html Deadline: 30th September 2007 The European Society for Medical Oncology invites applications for its young oncologists fellowships. These offer one year of preclinical or clinical training in a European laboratory or clinical facility.www.esmo.org/activities/. Then click on ‘opportunities for fellows’ and ‘fellowships’.Deadline: 1 September 2007 The Federation of European Microbiological Societies invites applications for its meeting attendance grants. These are for young scientists wishing to attend microbiology meetings not supported by a FEMS meetings grant. The grants are worth up to 500 euros (£339). www.fems-microbiology.org/website/nl/page64.asp Deadline: 1 September 2007 Federation of European Microbiological Societies • advanced fellowships. The fellowships are intended to acknowledge excellence in research and to stimulate and promote international research of the highest scientific standard in the most prestigious laboratories in Europe. The fellowships are granted for a period of six to 12 months. Applicants should be promising European microbiologists less than 36 years of age, who have recently completed a PhD and have done less than three years of postdoctoral work. Applicants should also be members of FEMS. Deadline 1 Oct 2007 • meeting attendance grants. Deadline: 1 April and 1 September annually • visiting scientist grant to enable a senior member of the federation to travel from one European country to another at the invitation of the FEMS society of the receiving country. The grant covers travel costs only. Applications should be made through the FEMS delegate of the inviting host country. Deadline: 15 June and 1 December annually The Food Standards Agency invites applications for research into mycotoxins. Expressions of interest are sought to describe projects lasting up to three years which address specific aspects relating to mycotoxins in the food chain. http://www.food.gov.uk/science/researchpolicy/researchfunding/rrd/requirements/ Deadline: 5pm, 9th August 2007 The Food Standards Agency invites applications for the following awards: • Research into food additives. Proposals are sought on the nature of food additives or flavourings and their use. • A critical review in its research area of eggs and poultry. Applications are invited to conduct a critical review of interventions and strategies, both bio-security and non-bio-security related to reduce Campylobacter on the poultry farm. • Research, surveillance and monitoring in Scotland programme. Proposals are sought for research relating to Scottish fishing grounds and aquatic habitats. Funding Opportunities Medicine and Medical Sciences 1st AUGUST 2007 16
    • • Surveys on chemical contaminants from food contact materials and articles. FSA seeks proposals to undertake a four year rolling programme of surveys on migrants from food and contact materials. http://www.food.gov.uk/science/researchpolicy/researchfunding/rrd/requirements/ Deadline: 10th Aug 2007 The Food Standards Agency invites applications for research into chemical contaminants from food production. Proposals are invited to develop methodology for determining the levels of mixed chlorinated/brominated dioxins and mixed non-ortho polychlorinated/brominated biphenyls in food and demonstrate its application by measuring levels in a range of samples. http://www.food.gov.uk/science/researchpolicy/researchfunding/rrd/requirements/ Deadline: 5pm, 21st September 2007 Glaucoma Foundation grants-in-aid www.glaucomafoundation.org/info.php?i=5 Deadline: 1 September 2007 The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation invites applications for the Butterfield awards. These facilitate exploratory exchanges and collaborations between professionally qualified researchers in Japan and the UK, and the investigation of both clinical and social aspects of medicine in which Japanese and British practitioners and policy makers may learn from each other. RR id: 197170 http://www.gbsf.org.uk/awards/e/award_butterfield.html Deadline: 30th Sept 2007 The Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation invites applications for the following awards: • Research travel grants. These fund visits to laboratories for the acquisition of new clinical and laboratory skills, and for setting up inter-institutional collaborative research. Up to £1,000 is available to cover the expenses of travel and subsistence. • Grants fro charitable foundations. These provide funding in a variety of areas, including: Jewish life and learning; and education and social exclusion. http://www.wingate.org.uk/foundation/overview.php Deadline: 7th September 2007 The Human Frontier Science Programme invites applications for the following awards: • Long-term fellowships • Cross-disciplinary fellowships Fellowships support applicants from the life sciences who are interested in exploring new ground in biology or at the interface to neighbouring disciplines. http://www.hfsp.org/how/appl_forms_LTF.php Deadline: 4pm, 30th August 2007 The Insulin Dependent Diabetes Trust is inviting applications for its research grants. These provide funding of up to £10,000 for research in the area of primary care with respect to diabetes. www.iddtinternational.org.uk/grants/ No Deadline The Intensive Care Society invites applications for its research gold medal award. This is for a young investigator who has shown excellence in science relevant to intensive care practice. All finalists will be given free meeting registration costs, plus up to £200 towards travel and accommodation. http://www.ics.ac.uk/ Deadline: 27th September 2007 The International Alliance, supported by the Motor Neurone Disease Association of England and Wales and Northern Ireland, the Scottish MND Association, the MND Association of Australia, the Les Turner ALS Foundation, the ALS Hope Foundation and the Irish MND Association, invites applications for its alliance support grant. This funds delegates of member associations to attend the annual meeting of the alliance, the allied professionals’ forum and the international symposium. Each grant is worth £1,000. Funding Opportunities Medicine and Medical Sciences 1st AUGUST 2007 17
    • www.alsmndalliance.org/support_grant.html Deadline: for symposium, conference and AGM 1 September 2007; no deadline for other travel applications International Association for dental Research distinguished scientist award www.dentalresearch.org/awards/iadistinguishedsci.html Deadline: 31 August 2007 The International Brain Research Organisation invites applications for partial funding of symposia and workshops on important topics in neuroscience. Participants should represent the international neuroscience community as well as regional interests. Awards are worth up to 6,000 euros (£4,074). www.ibronew.alp.mcgill.ca/Pub_Main_Display.asp?Main_ID=143 Deadline: 1 Sept 2007 The International Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management scholarships. These are for international students to enter education and training in water resources management. Full fee awards, worth $30,000 (£12,500), and partial fee awards, worth $15,000, are available. www.icewarm.com.au/page.php?pId=183 Deadline: 22 September 2007 The International Federation of University Women invites applications for international fellowships and grants to women graduate members for postgraduate research, study and training to be undertaken during the period 1st May 2008 through to 31st December 2009.www.ifuw.org/fellowships/international.htm Deadline: 1st September 2007 The International Federation of University Women invites applications for international fellowships and grants to women graduate members for postgraduate research, study and training to be undertaken during the period 1st May 2008 through to 31st December 2009. www.ifuw.org/fellowships/international.htm Deadline: 1st October 2007 The International Federation of University Women invites applications for international fellowships and grants to women graduate members for postgraduate research, study and training to be undertaken during the period 1st May 2008 through to 31st December 2009. www.ifuw.org/fellowships/international.htm Deadline: 7th September 2007 The International Federation of University Women invites applications for international fellowships and grants to women graduate members for postgraduate research, study and training to be undertaken during the period 1st May 2008 through to 31st December 2009. www.ifuw.org/fellowships/international.htm Deadline: 2nd November 2007 The International Olympic Committee Olympic Studies Centre invites applications for its postdoctorate research grant programme. This is for young researchers engaged in scholarly research on the Olympic movement, its history and ideals, and the impact of the Olympic Games on the various aspects of contemporary society and culture. The maximum value of the grant is CHF15,000 (£6,160). Deadline: 26 September 2007 http://www.olympic.org/uk/passion/studies/grant/index_uk.asp The International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care invites applications for its small budget research grant programme to address clinical nursing research. Investigations must focus on topics relevant to nursing care of cancer patients and their families in more than one country. The grant is for a maximum of $5,000 (£2,500). www.isncc.org/lists.asp?Table=Grants&Page=SmallGrants Deadline: 15th October 2007 Funding Opportunities Medicine and Medical Sciences 1st AUGUST 2007 18
    • The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science invites applications for the short-term invitation fellowship programme for research in Japan. This allows researchers employed at designated Japanese research institutions and laboratories to invite fellow researchers from other countries to Japan to participate in discussions, attend seminars, give lectures, or similar. The fellowships last 14 to 60 days and include round-trip air travel, a daily maintenance allowance of 18,000 yen (£73,600), a domestic research travel allowance of 150,000 yen and a host’s co- operation allowance of 50,000 yen. www.jsps.go.jp/english/e-inv/short_term.html The José Carreras International Leukaemia Foundation offers its ED Thomas fellowship for studies relating to the diagnosis, prevention and cure of leukaemia and related haematological malignancies. The fellowship provides funding of $50,000 (£25,000) for one year, renewable for two years. www.fcareras.org/eng/seccio.php? opcion=5 The Laura Crane Trust invite research proposals relevant to cancer in young people. The aim is to bring increased understanding of cancer in this age group, better prevention, improved treatments and more saving of lives. Funding is provided for research institutes and hospitals throughout the British Isles. http://www.lauracranetrust.org/ No Deadline The Leverhulme Trust invites applications for the following awards: • Artists in residence initiative. This supports the residency of an artist at an institution of higher education or a museum in the UK. Grants provide a stipend plus up to £2,000. The maximum total allowance is £12,000. • Research grants. These provide the salary of one or more researchers working on a project in any field. The maximum grant is worth up to £500,000 for up to five years. • International networks for academic collaboration. These foster and develop fields of research where the participants can benefit from an international exchange of ideas and of experience between two or more institutions. Grants are for up to three years and cover: travel and subsistence costs of up to £2,000; costs for the organisation of seminars or workshops; the salary of a network facilitator of up to £20,000 per annum. www.leverhulme.ac.uk/grants_awards/grants/ Deadline: preliminary letters are accepted at any time; invited full applications 1 September 2007 The Leverhulme Trust invites applications for its visiting professorships. These enable UK universities to host an overseas academic in order to enhance the research skills and work of the host institution. Professorships will provide a maintenance grant, and expenses for travel and consumables. www.leverhulme.ac.uk/grants_awards/grants/visiting_professorships/ Deadline: 15 October 2007 The Leukaemia and Lymphoma Society invites applications for the following career development programme awards: • Scholar awards for individuals who have demonstrated over a period of not less than five years their abilities to conduct original research on leukaemia, lymphoma, and myeloma; • Scholar awards for clinical research for applicants who have held a faculty position for three years and have demonstrated the ability to conduct original research on the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of haematological malignancies. Awards very in amount from $50,000 (£25,300) to $110,000. www.leukaemia.org/all_page?item_id=11618 Deadline: 1st October 2007 Funding Opportunities Medicine and Medical Sciences 1st AUGUST 2007 19
    • The Mazak Foundation invites applications for the following awards: • Research and development grants. The foundation aims to assist and subsidise universities, institutions and individuals worldwide who are engaged in the research and development in such fields as production engineering, information- network technologies, control technologies, machine tools and other peripheral equipment such as robotics. • Commendation programme for research papers. The aim is to support research and development in order to affect advanced production systems mainly on the utilization of machine tools and to advance production engineering through the incorporation of international technology to contribute to the advancement of the machinery industry worldwide. www.mazak-f.or.jp/eng/05.html Deadline: 30 November 2007 The Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Research Group for Education and Support invites applications for the following awards: • Small grants. These are for pilot studies and seed-corn projects concerned with novel aspects of research into myalgic encephalomyelitis. • Large grants. These fund projects on myalgic encephalomyelitis and related illnesses. www.meresearch.org.uk/research/funding/ No Deadline Medical Research Council grant deadlines http://www.mrc.ac.uk/ApplyingforaGrant/ index.htm • Research grants. Grants may last up to five years. Funding at a rate of 80 per cent of full economic costs will be provided to cover salary, consumables, equipment, travel and data costs. • Collaboration grants. These are available to holders of MRC awards, to collaborate with other researchers working in complementary research. Awards last up to five years and provide 80 per cent of FEC. • New investigator awards. These assist clinical and non-clinical researchers to establish themselves as independent principal investigators. Awards last up to three years. Up to £420,000 in FEC is available. • Open link grants. Grants facilitate collaboration between academia and the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry. Projects involve at least one company and one research organisation. Awards last up to five years and provide 80 per cent of FEC. Important MRC Deadlines: • Molecular and Cellular Medicine 29 August 2007 • Infections and Immunity 12 September 2007 • Physiological Systems and Clinical Sciences 19 September 2007 • Neurosciences and Mental Health 26 September 2007 • Health Services and Public Health Research 10 October 2007 Medical Research Council invites applications for grants to support trials which will provide evidence on the efficacy and effectiveness of interventions in medicine and health services. Funding will be provided at a rate of 80 per cent of full economic costs. Awards are open to UK-based researchers who are of postgraduate status and who have a PhD. www.mrc.ac.uk/ApplyingforaGrant/AvailableGrants/TrialGrants Deadline: outline and fast-track full proposals 4pm, 22 August; invited full proposals 4pm, 10 October 2007 The Medical Research Council solicits proposals for projects in influenza to strengthen preparedness for, and the response to the challenges of, potentially pandemic influenza, focusing on the avian influenza strain A subtype. Deadline: 12 September 2007, 4pm http://www.mrc.ac.uk/ApplyingforaGrant/CallsForProposals/InfluenzaResearch Funding Opportunities Medicine and Medical Sciences 1st AUGUST 2007 20
    • The Medical Research Council invites applications for its clinical research training fellowship. The fellowship provides up to three years’ support for clinically qualified professionals to undertake specialised or further research training in the biomedical sciences within the UK. http://www.mrc.ac.uk/Careers/Fellowships/AvailableFellowships/ClinicalResearchTraining Fellowship Deadline: 14 September 2007 and 25 January 2008, 4pm The Medical Research Council invites applications for its senior non-clinical fellowship. The grant provides funding for the fellow’s personal salary and research expenses for five years. The award also offers an opportunity to spend time in an overseas research centre, a second UK research centre or UK industrial centre. http://www.mrc.ac.uk/careers/fellowships/availablefellowships/seniornon- clinicalfellowship Deadline: 21 September 2007, 4pm The Medical Research Council invites applications for the following awards: • The clinician scientist fellowships. Awards offer up to four years of support for clinical researchers who wish to consolidate their skills and transition from postdoctoral training to becoming independent investigators. • The patient-oriented clinician scientist fellowship providing up to five years support to enable clinical researchers to consolidate their skills and transition from postdoctoral research and training to independent investigator. • The tenure-track clinician scientist fellowship. This provides up to five years’ support for career development and recruitment into clinical academic medicine. The scheme is open to hospital doctors, dentists and general practitioners. • The senior clinical fellowship. This provides support of up to five years for an independent clinical researcher. Applicants should hold a PhD/DPhil or MD and will have at least three years’ relevant postdoctoral experience. The awards provide the fellow’s personal salary and research expenses. http://www.mrc.ac.uk/Careers/Fellowships/AvailableFellowships/ClinicianScientistFellows hip Deadline: 23 November 2007, 4pm The MRC invites applications for its career development award in biostatistics. This is a post-doctoral fellowship to support individuals working in, or who wish to move into, health related research. It provides four years of support for the development and investigation of statistical methods and their application in clinical research. The award also provides the opportunity for research training through placement in an overseas centre, a second UK research centre or in the UK industry. The award is worth up to £450,000. http://www.mrc.ac.uk/Careers/Fellowships/AvailableFellowships/CareerDevelopmentAwa rdinBiostatistics Deadline: 24 November 2007, 4pm The MRC invites proposals under the UK Clinical Research Collaboration translational infection research initiative. The initiative is designed to achieve the following objectives in microbiology and infectious diseases research: boost capacity for translational research and applied research in clinical and public health; develop research leadership; encourage collaboration, communication and training, and strengthen research activity. The structure of the initiative will consist of consortium grants, worth up to £5m for five years, and strategy development grants, worth up to £60,000 for up to nine months. RR id: 203541 PLEASE CONTACT GAIL FERGUSON TO DISCUSS http://www.mrc.ac.uk/ApplingforaGrant/CallsForProposals/TranslationalInfectionResearc h Deadline: outline proposals for consortium grants and full proposals for SDGs – 3rd October 2007 Funding Opportunities Medicine and Medical Sciences 1st AUGUST 2007 21
    • The MRC invites proposals for its pilot industry collaboration award. The aim is to encourage collaborative research between MRC-funded researchers and industry. The following awards are available: • Small exchange awards. These are worth up to £50,000 and support academic/industry exchanges for up to six months; • Joint fellowships. These allow academic and industry partners to share a postdoctoral fellow working on a shared project, in academia, industry, or both. Grants last up to three years and provide a salary plus recurrent costs; • Research projects. These support pilot work for larger projects or networks, help develop research in areas of joint interest or help move work closer to its application. Grants last for one to three years and are worth up to £500,000 full economic costs each. These will be Link awards. Academic or industrial members that have attended one of the scheme’s showcase events, and MRC funded scientists from the research organisations present at these events may apply. Awards to universities will cover 80 per cent FEC, and those to MRC establishments will be for a similar amount. http://www.mrc.ac.uk/ApplyingforaGrant/AvailableGrants/PilotIndustryAward Deadline: applications due within three months after the showcase event for the relevant research board. The Medica1 Trust invites applications for its fellowship to facilitate education or research in accident and emergency medicine, and may be used for travel associated with these activities. Applicants must be doctors or nurses currently working in the field of A&E medicine. Funds of up to £2,500 are available. http://www.ejm.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/17/4/310-a Deadline: 31st October 2007 The Mizutani Foundation for Glycoscience invites grant applications for basic studies in the field of glycoconjugates. Applicants must have a doctoral degree or equivalent, have a documented capability of performing independent studies, and be members of a research institute where they can carry out the project. Up to JPY7 million (£28.6m) can be requested, generally for one year. www.mizutanifdn.or.jp/e_invite.htm. The National Cancer Institute is soliciting grant applications for research in memory T lymphocytes in cancer immunology. This funding opportunity announcement solicits applications from applicant organizations that propose to conduct basic research studies that are relevant to anti-tumor immunity and that are focused on memory T lymphocytes and/or the cells and molecules that interact with memory T lymphocytes. Such research may include investigations of T memory cell differentiation, maintenance, and reactivation. Investigations may entail both human and animal studies, and both in vitro and in vivo analyses. Innovative uses of existing technologies and reagents, as well as the development of new technologies and reagents, are encouraged. This FOA will utilize the exploratory/developmental (R21) grant mechanism. Direct costs are limited to $275,000 over an R21 two-year period, with no more than $200,000 in direct costs allowed in any single year. Eligible organizations include domestic and foreign for-profit and non-profit organizations and public or private institutions. PA-06-349 Deadline: every February 16, June 16 and October 16 until May 2, 2009 The Natural environment Research Council invites applications under its small grant scheme. This supports curiosity-motivated basic, strategic or applied research, funding small projects, proof-of-concept studies, pump-priming exercises, or other activities. The maximum funding available is £25,000. Deadline: 4pm, 1 September 2007 www.nerc.ac.uk/funding/avilable/researchgrants/typesofaward/small.asp Funding Opportunities Medicine and Medical Sciences 1st AUGUST 2007 22
    • The National Co-ordinating Centre for Health Technology Assessment invites research proposals in its series of priority topics. The centre solicits outline proposals for primary research and full proposals for evidence synthesis on an series of health technology assessment priority topics. www.hta.nhsweb.nhs.uk/calls/callsgeneral.htm Deadline: 8th Aug 2007 NCCHTA invites proposals in methodology research areas: http://www.hta.nhsweb.nhs.uk/calls/methodology.htm • 06/96 social care outcome measurement; • 06/97 methods of developing preference-based measures of health outcome from condition-specific measures; • 07/63 modifying health promotion interventions to meet the needs of ethnic minority groups. Deadline: 1pm, 8th August 2007 The National Kidney Research Fund and the British Renal Society invite applications for a fellowship to undertake research in renal disease and its management. Up to £50,000 over a period of oup to two years is available. RR id: 203432 http://www.kidneyresearchuk.org/content/view/36/61/ Deadline: 7th September 2007 The Newman foundation offers grants to support medical research and other medically related charitable endeavours. Large grants last up to three years and are worth up to £40,000 per annum. Small grants are worth up to £10,000, and support projects or the purchase of equipment. Contact: Hazel Palfreyman – hazel.palfreyman@bakertilly.co.uk Deadline: 31st October 2007 NIH: Symptom clusters in cancer and immune disorders. (R21). Direct costs are limited to $275,000 over an R21 two-year period, with no more than $200,000 in direct costs allowed in any single year. PA-07-009 Deadline: every February 16, June 16 and October 16 until January 3, 2008 http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/ PA-07-009.html NIH: International research scientist development – deadline letters of intent 14 Dec 2007 and 16 Dec 2008. http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-07-014.html NIMH: The National Institute of Mental Health invites grant applications for clinical research that will reduce the burden of mental illnesses on older adults. The intent of this funding opportunity announcement is to intensify investigator-initiated clinical research on mental illnesses in older individuals, to attract new investigators to the field, and to enhance interdisciplinary approaches to research. Domestic and foreign, for-profit or non-profit organizations and public or private institutions are eligible to apply. PA-06-422 (replaces PA-03-014)Deadline: every February 5, June 5 and October 5 until July 2, 2009 http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-06-422.html The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Institute on Aging invite applications for international neuroscience fellowships. The main goal of the INF is to advance the training of qualified foreign neuroscientists by enhancing their basic or clinical research skills in a research setting in the US. Applicants must demonstrate that, upon completion of the fellowship, they will have the opportunity to use their newly acquired skills to pursue neuroscience research, and to teach or direct others in neuroscience research in their home country. Preference will be given to applicants from low- to middle-income countries based on gross national income per capita classified by the World Bank. Funding Opportunities Medicine and Medical Sciences 1st AUGUST 2007 23
    • This funding opportunity will use the international research fellowship (F05) award mechanism. The NIH awarding institute will reimburse the combined cost of tuition, fees and applicable health insurance according to the policies and rates at the time of award. The following rate is currently applied: 100 percent of all costs up to $3,000 and 60 percent of costs above $3,000. Eligible US sponsoring organizations include for-profit or nonprofit organizations and public or private institutions. Eligible individual applicants include non-immigrant foreign scientists who are currently residing outside the US. The applicant must have a doctoral or equivalent degree, an endorsement from their home institution, and a guaranteed appointment in an institution in their home country upon completion of the fellowship. Applicants must have a sponsor in the US who is affiliated with an eligible US organization and must be proficient in English. PAR-06-227 Deadline: letter of intent every July 14; full application every August 14 until August 15, 2008http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-06-227.html NIH hyperglycaemic exacerbation of ischemia/reperfusion injury after ischemic insult (R01): pa-files/related PA-07-323 Deadline: every 1 May, 1 September and 1 January until 7 February 2009 NIH NLM grants for scholarly works in biomedicine and health (G13): par-files/ PAR-07-237 Deadline: every25 January, 25 May and 25 September until 2 May 2010 NIH non-biodefence emerging infectious disease research opportunities (R01): pa-files/PA-07-246 Deadline: every 5 February, 5 June and 5 October until 6 March 2010 The Nuffield Foundation invites applications for its project grants. Research projects must have a practical or policy outcome in the short or medium term. Grants are worth up to £150,000. www.nuffieldfoundation.org/go/grantprogrammes/page_371.html Deadline: outline proposals 16 July, invited full proposals 10 September 2007 The Obstetric Anaesthetists’ Association funds up to 12 travel grants per year to assist those who have abstracts, posters or papers accepted at meetings or have been invited to participate in an overseas educational course. The grants are worth up to £500 each. www.oaa-anaes.ac.uk/content.asp?ContentID=112 Deadline: 30th September 2007 The Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland invites applications for its PhD studentships in pathology and its allied sciences. Applications are welcome from members who wish to act as supervisors to the student. Funding will last for three years and will provide a stipend, tuition fees, a research training and support grant and a conference allowance. http://www.pathsoc.org.uk/index/php? option’com_content&task=view&id=12&Itemid=29 Deadline: 1st November 2007 The Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland invites applications for its open scheme. This is for projects that aim to understand disease. Each grant should not exceed £10,000. Deadline: 1st October 2007 www.pathsoc.org.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=19&Itemid=29 The Posture and Mobility Group invites applications for grants from its small research study funding scheme. Research should further the group’s aims of promoting best practice, providing training, collating information and advising stakeholders in relation to posture and wheeled mobility services. Grants are worth up to £5,000. http://www.research.pmguk.co.uk/Deadline: 30th Aug 2007 Funding Opportunities Medicine and Medical Sciences 1st AUGUST 2007 24
    • The Raynaud’s and Scleroderma Association invites applications for its project and equipment grants for research into Raynaud’s, Scleroderma and related diseases. Project grants provide support for a single project. Equipment grants cover the purchase of major items of equipment. Deadline: 31st October 2007 http://www.raynauds.org.uk/potioncms/viewer.asp?a-72%&z=8 Remedi is accepting applications for its projects grants. Funding is available for rehabilitation and disability research to take place in the UK. www.remedi.org.uk/research_applications.htm Deadline: 16 October 2007 The Renal Association invites applications for the Lockwood award. The aim is to help members to present work at the American Society of Nephrology and visit a collaborating laboratory or clinical nephrology unit it the US. http://www.renal.org/PrizesAwards/Prizes.html#Anchor-Lockwood-23240 Deadline: 31 August 2007 The Renal Association invites nominations for the following awards: • AEG Raine award, for a junior researcher who has made a significant contribution to renal research. RR id: 192087 • Walls bursaries, one for a clinician and one for a non-clinician. Applicants should have made a significant contribution to the field of academic nephrology. RR id: 192092 http://www.renal.org/PrizesAwards/Prizes.html Deadline: 31st August 2007 The Royal College of Ophthalmologists invites applications for the Pfizer ophthalmic fellowship. This provides support for an ophthalmologist to acquire special skills, knowledge and experience at a suitable location in the UK or elsewhere for at least six months. One award of up to £35,000 will be funded. http://www.rcophth.ac.uk/education/travelawards Deadline: 26th October 2007 Remedi is accepting applications for its projects grants. Funding is available for rehabilitation and disability research to take place in the UK. www.remedi.org.uk/research_applications.htm Deadline: 16 October 2007 Research Councils UK business plan competition. The aim is to provide researchers who have ideas with commercial potential with the skills, knowledge and support needed to develop a first-rate business plan. Successful applicants will benefit from training through a two day commercialisation workshop. The second phase of the competition will provide candidates with access to experts with experience of research commercialisation. They will help to guide the researcher in the preparation of a high quality business plan. Prizes of up to £25,000 will be awarded to the business plans judged to have the best potential to help turn business into reality. The competition is open to postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers and academic staff based in UK higher education institutions or public sector research establishments. www.rcuk.ac.uk/innovation/funding kt/bpc/default.htm Deadline: 5pm, 14th Sept 2007 Research Councils UK business plan competition. The aim is to provide researchers who have ideas with commercial potential with the skills, knowledge and support needed to develop a first-rate business plan. Successful applicants will benefit from training through a two day commercialisation workshop. The second phase of the competition will provide candidates with access to experts with experience of research commercialisation. They will help to guide the researcher in the preparation of a high quality business plan. Prizes of up to £25,000 will be awarded to the business plans judged to have the best potential to help turn business into reality. The competition is open to postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers and academic staff based in UK higher education institutions or public sector research establishments. Funding Opportunities Medicine and Medical Sciences 1st AUGUST 2007 25
    • www.rcuk.ac.uk/innovation/funding kt/bpc/default.htm Research Councils UK invites grant applications under its business plan competition. The aim is to provide researchers who have ideas with commercial potential with the skills, knowledge and support needed to develop a first-rate business plan. Successful applicants will benefit from training through a two day commercialisation workshop. The second phase of the competition will provide candidates with access to experts with experience of research commercialisation. They will help to guide the researcher in the preparation of a high quality business plan. Prizes of up to £25,000 will be awarded to the business plans judged to have the best potential to help turn business into reality. The competition is open to postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers and academic staff based in UK higher education institutions or public sector research establishments. www.rcuk.ac.uk/innovation/funding kt/bpc/default.htmNo Deadline The Royal college of Anaesthetists invites applications for its small grants. These support research or travel connected with the study of anaesthesia. http://www.rcoa.ac.uk/index.asp?PageID=31 Deadline: applications are reviewed three times a year The Royal College of Ophthalmologists invites applications for its travel grants. The Dorey Bequest and the Sir William Lister award are available. Applicants should be ophthalmologists in training who are UK citizens and members and fellows of the college. Grant amounts are up to £600.http://www.rcophth.ac.uk/education/travelawards Deadline: 5 October 2007 The Royal Society invites applications for its joint projects programme to fund travel and subsistence for a British research group collaborating with a Chinese or Irish scientific research group. Collaboration should consist of a single project including two teams or individuals: one based in the UK and the other based in China. Grants provide a maximum of £6,000 per year for two years. http://www.royalsoc.ac.uk/funding.asp? id=2344 Deadline: 13 September 2007 The Science and Technology Facilities Council invites applications for its knowledge, innovation, technology enterprise scheme – KITE awards. These support long-term collaborative activities between UK universities, Cern, the European Southern Observatory, the European Space Agency, UK industry and research sector organisations. Each grant is worth up to £125,000 per year for up to three years. www.stfc.ac.uk/KE/FOpp/PIPSS/pipss(1).aspx The Science and Technology Facilities Council offers the following awards: • Postdoctoral fellowships. • Advanced fellowships Grant proposals must fall within the STFI’s remit. Funding covers salary, personal travel and minor equipment costs at 80 per cent of the full economic costs requests. www.pparc.ac.uk/Rs/Fs/Fw/GenFell.asp Deadline: 4pm, 12th October 2007 The Science and Technology Facilities Council project research and development scheme. The aim is to develop the capabilities needed to underpin UK science and technology leadership in future STFC projects. It allows flexibility and the responsiveness to new small-scale initiatives from astronomy, particle physics, particle astrophysics and solar system science. Proposals are welcome from consortia comprising industrial and academic collaborations or from individual UK institutions. Requests for funding may range from £500,000 upwards http://www.scitech.ac.uk/SciProg/Plan/Plandocs/PRD.aspx Deadline: 4pm, 19th October 2007 Funding Opportunities Medicine and Medical Sciences 1st AUGUST 2007 26
    • The Sir Halley Stewart Trust invites applications for project grants. Projects should be simple, not molecular, and able to produce clinical applications within five to 10 years. www.sirhalleystewart.org.uk/medpriority.html Deadline: applications should be received several weeks prior to the tri-annual meetings held in February, June and October The Society for Applied Microbiology invites applications for the following awards: • The president’s fund grant. This helps members to attend meetings or workshops. Preference is given to applicants who are contributing to the meeting. Grants are worth up to £1,000. • Regional meeting grants in association with the Society for General Microbiology. Awards support special topic meetings and local microbiology group meetings. Grants are worth up to £2,000 and cover travel, accommodation and other expenses. www.sfam.org.uk/grants.php Deadline: applications may be submitted at any time; at least six weeks prior to the travel date The Society for Experimental Biology invites applications for its travel grants. These support biologists who wish to attend a conference or gain research experience in the UK or abroad. Up to £250 is available for travel within the applicant’s home country or up to £500 for travel to other countries. http://www.sebiology.org/AboutSEB/pageview.asp?S=1&mid=39 Deadline: 30th Sept 2007 The Royal College of Radiologists invites applications for its pump-priming grants. These foster research into medical imaging. Grants may cover travel expenses, locum cover, the purchase of scans, or radiographic, scientific or clerical help, or the purchase of essential equipment. Grnats are worth up to £5,000 per project. http://www.rce.ac.uk/index.asp?PageID=277 Deadline: 3pm, 7th Sept 2007 Royal Society Awards • Grants for short visits from the UK. These fund visits by UK-based scientists to all countries except the US. The scheme aims to initiate one-to-one collaborations, build lasting networks and provide access to complementary equipment, data observations and ideas. Funding will be provided for visits lasting up to 12 weeks and will cover travel as well as subsistence costs. • Grants for short visits to the UK. The scheme funds collaborative visits by scientists from all countries except Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the US. The applicant must hold a permanent or fixed term contract in an eligible UK organisation. Funding is available for visits lasting up to 12 weeks and will cover local travel and subsistence. www.royalsoc.ac.uk/funding.asp?id=1120 Deadline: 21 August 2007 The Royal Society invites applications for its conference grants. These support UK based scientists to either present their own paper or poster or to chair a session at an overseas conference, where conference participation is the main or sole purpose of the visit. Funding is available for up to ten days for international airfares, registration fees, subsistence and childcare. www.royalsoc.ac.uk/funding.asp? id=2348 Deadline: 5 Sept 2007 The Royal Society, in collaboration with the National Research Foundation, invites applications for its South Africa-UK science networks. These develop partnerships between UK and South African scientist. Funding of up to £10,000 is available. www.royalsoc.ac.uk/funding.asp?id=2653 Deadline: 13th August 2007 Funding Opportunities Medicine and Medical Sciences 1st AUGUST 2007 27
    • The Science and Technology Facilities Council invite applications for the following awards: • Knowledge, innovation, technology enterprise scheme – KITE awards. These support long-term collaborative activities between UK universities, CERN, the European Southern Observatory, the European Space Agency, UK industry and research sector organisations. Grants are worth up to £125,000 per annum, for up to three years. • Knowledge, innovation, technology enterprise scheme – KITE fellowships. These provide the opportunity to spend up to four years transferring technologies, developed through STFC funded research, to industry and other academic disciplines. • Research council follow-on fund. Awards support further scientific or technical development and other activities essential to securing commercial opportunities. Grants are worth up to £110,000 full economic costs over 12 months. STFC will provide 80 per cent of the total grant value. http://www.scitech.ac.uk/KE/Contents.aspx Deadline: 4pm, 2nd October 2007 The Society for Endocrinology invites applications from members for conference grants to attend the SFE British Endocrine meetings. Applicants must be presenting material at the conference, and either have attended a recent society November meeting or SFE BES meeting, or have had an article accepted for publication in a society journal in the last year. www.endocrinology.org/grants/grant_sfeoverseas.html Deadline: 15 August 2007 Society for General Microbiology invites applications for grants for short research visits. These are available to early career microbiologists who wish to travel to another laboratory in order to carry out collaborative research. www.sgm.ac.uk/grants/pfrv.cfm Deadline: 21 September 2007 Spine Society of Europe invites applications for the following awards: • International spine surgery fellowship. This allows clinicians to perfect their expertise in the field of spine surgery. • International spine physical medicine/rehabilitation/conservative treatment clinical fellowship. This allows clinicians to perfect their expertise in the fields of spine physical medicine, spine rehabilitation, and spine conservative treatment. • International basic science fellowship. This allows clinicians to perfect their expertise in basic spinal research. The aim is for the candidates to spend a set period of time in a department of their choice somewhere in Europe. www.eurospine.org/p31000018.html Deadline: No deadline The Society for General Microbiology is accepting applications for its postgraduate student meeting grants. These are limited to attendance at any one of the following meetings: * "University of Manchester, 26-29 March 2007; * "Irish Branch meeting, University of Limerick, 19-20 April 2007; * "Irish Branch meeting, Queen's University of Belfast, 30-31 Aug 2007; * "University of Edinburgh, 3-6 September 2007. Deadline: 27 August 2007; applications should be made well in advance of the relevant meeting The Society for General Microbiology invites nominations for the Fleming lecture prize to recognise research in any branch of microbiology. Nominees should normally have been engaged in research for not more than 10 years after doctoral qualification or equivalent. www.socgenmicrobiol.org.uk/about/prize_lecture_rules.cfm Funding Opportunities Medicine and Medical Sciences 1st AUGUST 2007 28
    • Deadline: 30 September 2007 The Society for General Microbiology invites nominations for the Marjory Stephenson prize lecture. This prize of £1,000 is for a contribution of current importance in microbiology. www.socgenmicrobiol.org.uk/about/prize_lectures.cfm Deadline: 30th September 2007 The Society of Vascular Nurses invites applications from members for its bursary awards. Bursaries may be used for books, courses, study days, travel costs to visit another centre or to help fund a piece of research into vascular care. Four awards of £500 each are available. http://www.svn.org.uk/bursary_award%20svn.htm No Deadline The Spine Society of Europe invites applications for its full paper award. The prize is worth 10,000 euros (£6,773) and is awarded for original material not previously published or submitted for publication on the field of spine diseases and related problems. http://www.eurospine.org/p31000067.html Deadline: 15 November 2007 Sport Aiding Medical Research for Kids invites applications for its grants. These fund medical research across all therapeutic areas related to children, the prenatal period and the early years of life, with an emphasis on research likely to have a clear clinical application in the near future. Grants are worth up to £200,000 per year for up to three years. http://www.sparks.org.uk/apply_funding.htm Deadline: 19th Oct 2007 WellBeing of Women invites applications for its 2008 research grants. These support projects in basic science or clinical or translational research including explanatory and feasibility studies. Grants are worth up to £150,000 over two or three years. http://www.mwellbeingofwomen.org.uk/index.asp?PageID=46 Deadline: 5pm, 7th September 2007 Wellcome Trust offer funding across all areas of :Immunology and Infectious Disease - Populations and Public Health - Neuroscience and Mental Health - Physiological Sciences - Molecules, Genes and Cells – including: • Research LEAVE Awards • Public Engagement Awards • Project /Programme Grants • Research Fellowships • Infrastructure • University Awards - provide universities with funding to support research staff and research technologists or analysts Open call http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/node2140.html • Wellcome Trust: Biomedical Science Project Grants Open call http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/node2121.html • Technology Transfer Early-stage funding for research with a potential medical application. Wellcome Trust: Biomedical Equipment Grant www.wellcome.ac.uk/node2123.html No Deadline Wellcome Trust: Influenza Research Invitation for proposals that aim to further the understanding of avian and human flu via the project grant and programme grant scheme. www.wellcome.ac.uk/doc_WTX028376.html No Deadline Wellcome Trust: Biomedical ethics seminars in the UK. www.wellcome.ac.uk/node2325.html No Deadline Funding Opportunities Medicine and Medical Sciences 1st AUGUST 2007 29
    • The Welcome Trust invites applications for research career re-entry fellowships in biomedical science. These allow postdoctoral scientists to return to research after a break of at least two years. Fellowships last up to four years and provide research expenses and a salary.www.wellcome.ac.uk/node2128.html Deadline: pre-proposals 15 October; invited full applications 14 December 2007 The Wellcome Trust invites applications for its research career development fellowships in basic biomedical science. These enable postdoctoral scientists to become independent research scientists. Candidates should be EEA nationals, have a science or veterinary qualification and have three to six years’ research experience from the date of their doctoral degree. Fellowships last up to five years and provide a basic salary, expenses and costs for assistance.www.wellcome.ac.uk/node2129.html Deadline: preliminary applications 15th Oct; full applications 14th Dec 2007 The Wellcome Trust invites applications for its research training fellowships for medical, dental and veterinary graduates who have little or no research training but who wish to develop a long-term career in academic medicine. Grants are for individuals who wish to train towards a PhD or MD qualification. Fellowships normally last two to three years and provide salary and support for research expenses. http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/node2131.html Deadline: 21st September 2007 The Wellcome Trust invites applications for the following awards: • History of medicine university awards. These allow universities in the UK, RoI or the Netherlands to attract research staff at early to mid-stage in their career by providing support at lecturer level for up to five years. RR id: 203337 • International collaborative research initiative grants in the history of medicine. These enable established historians of medicine based in developing countries to undertake a research programme in their home institution in conjunction with a department in the UK or RoI which will administer the award. Proposals must address historical aspects of health issues relevant to the region or origin of the overseas applicant. Grants last up to three years. RR id: 203340 • Short-term research leave awards in the history of medicine. These enable clinicians or scientists to undertake a short period of full-time research at a centre or department with academic expertise in medical history. The focus should be on the history of 20th century medicine and medical science. Awards will last for three to four months. RR id: 203342 • Research leave awards in the history of medicine. These allow university staff in the UK, RoI or Netherlands to be released from their teaching and administrative duties so they can undertake an uninterrupted period of full-time research. Awards last for one to three years. RR id: 203343 • History of medicine public engagement awards. These support projects which: provide greater contributions to general history coverage and the promotion of history of medicine; promote historical research and informed dialogue between researchers, policy makers and the wider public. RR id: 203345 • History of medicine project grants. These fund: projects or research programmes of established members of academic staff; postdoctoral experience for young researchers; research programmes of newly appointed university staff members. Grants usually last up to three years. RR id: 203347 • Research fellowships in the history of medicine. These support postdoctoral scholars, not in tenured or otherwise long-term established academic posts, who wish to carry out an extended period of research on a specific project. Awards last up to three years. RR id: 203361 • Biomedical ethics research fellowships. These support scholars not yet in tenures or otherwise long-term established academic posts wishing to undertake a period of postdoctoral research. Fellowships last up to three years. RR id: 203469 Funding Opportunities Medicine and Medical Sciences 1st AUGUST 2007 30
    • • Intermediate clinical fellowships. These enable medical, dental or veterinary graduates to continue their research interests at a postdoctoral level in an appropriate unit or clinical research facility in the UK or RoI. Fellowships last up to five years. RR id: 200336 http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/funding/ Deadline: Preliminary applications 22nd Oct; full applications 21st Dec 2007 Funding Opportunities Medicine and Medical Sciences 1st AUGUST 2007 31