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  • 1. Barts and The London Issue 56 20th November 2009 Joint R&D Office R&D NEWS BULLETIN The R&D News Bulletin is edited by Nick Good: nicholas.good@bartsandthelondon.nhs.uk News 2 New Strategy for R&D at Barts and The London 2 EU Clinical Trials Consultation 2 Vital information re NIHR-sponsored research 2 publication BBSRC Innovator of the Year 2010 3 MS Society recruiting for new biomedical 3 research Chair JRO Staff News 3 Congratulations to Yolanda Moyo MSc 3 JRO staff moves 3 Events & Training 4 Research Design Service London: Drop in 4 Breast Cancer Campaign - Project Grants 12 sessions: 26th November International Bone Research Association (IBRA) 13 New Wellcome Trust Advanced Courses and 4 BSPGHAN/Core Grant Scientific Conference Programme BBSRC - (Biotechnology & Biological Sciences 13 Funding Opportunities 4 Research Council) - Responsive Research Grants Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) Programme 5 National Association for Colitis and Crohn’s Disease 13 NIHR - HSR001 call for research proposals 5 (NACC) - Living with IBD Research Awards NIHR - Future Product Development - i4i 5 The MS Society winter 2009 grant round 13 NIHR - HTA Programme Primary Research 6 Alzheimer's Research Trust - Major 13 NIHR - Obesity Themed Call 6 Programme/Project Grants MRC - Environmental and Social Ecology of 6 Alzheimer's Society - Project Grants 14 Human Infectious Diseases (ESEI) Awards and Scholarships 14 MRC Research Grants 6 Health Research Board - Research Training 14 EC FP7 Research for the Benefit of SMEs Call 7 Fellowships for Healthcare Professionals FP7-SME-2010-1 Bennett Clinical Fellowships in Experimental 14 FP7 Capacities Research Infrastructures 7 Haematology Awards FP7 Marie Curie International Reintegration 7 ESPID (European Society for Paediatric Infectious 15 Grants Diseases) European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes - 8 Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine - Research 15 Clinical Research Grant Prizes Tuberous Sclerosis Association - Research Grant 8 Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute: Clinical PhD 15 Diabetes UK - Project & Equipment Grants 8 Programme British Academy - Conference Support Grants 9 NIHR - Academic Clinical Fellowships 15 Cancer Research UK - Population Research 9 Parkinson’s Disease Society Fellowships 16 Committee Small Grants and Committee Project British Academy/Leverhulme Trust Fellowships 16 Grants Breast Cancer Campaign - Scientific Fellowships 16 Leverhulme Trust - Research Programmes 9 National SpR/SR Academic Fellowship Programme 16 Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and 10 Muscular Dystrophy Campaign - PhD Studentships 17 new Production Technologies grants 2010 Biochemical Society - The Colworth Medal 17 Food Standards Agency - Ad hoc requirement: 10 British Academy Research Development Awards 17 Programmes N09/N14 (BARDAs) Prostate UK - Research Awards 10 BBSRC - (Biotechnology & Biological Sciences 17 Muscular Dystrophy Campaign - Pump-Priming 10 Research Council) - Innovator of the Year Grants British Hip Society - McMinn Bursary 17 Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation - 10 European Academy of Allergy and Clinical 18 Individual Research Grants Immunology - Allergopharma Award Samantha Dickson Brain Tumour Trust - Brain 11 MRC/RCOG Clinical Research Training Fellowship 18 Tumour Research Project Grants MRC/ESRC Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral 18 Cancer Research UK - Phase III Clinical Trial 11 Fellowships Grants British Transplantation Society - Non-Clinical PhD 19 Cancer Research UK - Feasibility Study Project 11 Research Studentship Grants Cancer Research UK - Clinician Scientist 19 EULAR (European League Against Rheumatism) 12 Fellowship - Allied Health Professionals project grants Arthritis Research Campaign (arc) - Clinical 19 Kids Kidney Research - Research Grants 12 Research Fellowships EFSD/Lilly Research Fellowships 19 European Society of Cardiology - training grants 19 Multiple Sclerosis Society - Innovative Awards 20 MRC - Clinical Research Training Fellowships 20 MRC/Stroke Association Clinical Research Training 20 Fellowships MRC/Royal College of Physicians Clinical Research 20 R&D News Bulletin 56, 20th November 2009 Training Fellowship 1 MRC/British Association of Dermatologists/British 21 Skin Foundation Clinical Research Training F/ship Wellcome Trust - Biomedical Science Research 21 Training Fellowships Alzheimer's Research Trust Fellowships 21
  • 2. News New Strategy for R&D at Barts and http://www.bartsandthelondon.nhs.uk/rese The London arch/new_barts_and_the_london_- _research_strategy_consultation.asp Barts and The London is developing a new research strategy to cover our work over the next five years. To help develop the EU Clinical Trials Consultation strategy we need the input of all our stakeholders from within the Trust and NHS European has produced a summary School of Medicine and dentistry and from document and questionnaire based on the outside in the wider worlds of London and European Commission’s consultation UK healthcare and medical research. proposing changes to EU legislation relating to clinical trials in the EU. If you Research and development is an would be interested in a more detailed increasingly dynamic sector. Our new discussion and the potential of a meeting strategy will focus on maintaining impetus in the UK early in 2010 (virtual or achieved, learning lessons and reviewing physical), please contact NHS Europe priorities. (details below). In the meantime the summary document attached provides a Successfully developing this basis for contributions. strategy needs the input of as many of our stakeholders and users as possible. We are If you would like to discuss any of the therefore running four workshops to issues raised in more detail contact: Jenny- facilitate the discussion around the ideas Lee, Senior European Policy Manager - raised in this paper - and any others raised. NHS European Office, Tel: +32 (0)2 227 The aim is to have the new strategy in 6448 place early in 2010. www.nhsconfed.org/europe We have already run 2 workshops but 2 more are planned: EU consultation clinical trials directive.pdf • 24th November, 10.00am–12noon, Room 2, Pathology and Pharmacy Building, Newark St., Whitechapel (primarily for internal stakeholders). Vital information re NIHR-sponsored research publication • 15th December, 10am to 12 noon, The Milton Lecture Theatre, Garrod (Old If you are engaged in research which has Medical School) Building, received financial support from the NIHR Whitechapel (primarily for external – e.g. through the CV-BRU - it is vital that stakeholders). you acknowledge this support in any subsequent publications. Failure to do so If you would like to attend a workshop or means that NIHR will not accept the discuss this workstream, please contact outcome as a product of their sponsorship Nick Good, R&D Projects Manager: and this jeopardises future funding. nicholas.good@bartsandthelondon.nhs.uk (020 7882 7274). ALL future papers must contain one of the following forms of words: Alternatively, if would like to make a • This work forms part of the research written comment on the Strategy, please themes contributing to the reply to Nick, by 5pm on Friday 18th translational research portfolio of December 2009. More information is on Barts and the London Cardiovascular the BLT website at: Biomedical Research Unit which is R&D News Bulletin 56, 20th November 2009 2
  • 3. supported and funded by the National Prizes: Cash prizes of £5000 will be Institute of Health Research. awarded in three categories: Commercial • This work was directly funded by the Innovator; Social Innovator; and Most Barts and the London National Promising Innovator Institute of Health Research Cardiovascular Biomedical Research One of the category winners will receive Unit. an additional £5000 prize and the award of BBSRC Innovator of the Year. If you have papers in press, in revision or preparing for submission, please ensure this is in the acknowledgements. This runs The MS Society is recruiting a new for all NIHR funded research, but is of Chair for its biomedical research particular concern re CV-BRU. Last year Grant Review Panel (GRP). the CV-BRU, despite investment and participation, achieved no such The MS GRP works at an operation level acknowledgements and so had a zero and considers applications for research publication score (in the eyes of NIHR). related to identifying the cause and cure of MS and makes funding recommendations to the MS Society Trustees. Research BBSRC Innovator of the Year 2010 proposals will cover a wide range of projects, including the immunology, The Innovator of the Year competition neurobiology and genetics of MS, with a recognises BBSRC supported scientists focus on nerve damage, repair and who have identified and harnessed the protection. If you possess the necessary potential of their excellent research to skills, knowledge, experience and produce real-world impacts. motivation to help the MS Society continue to fund the highest quality MS How to apply: Application form, research and improve the lives of people eligibility details and guidance notes are affected by MS, please email available from the BBSRC website: researchadmin@mssociety.org.uk or call www.bbsrc.ac.uk/innovator 020 8438 0770 for an informal discussion. Closing date for applications is 17th Closing date: 16th December 2009 December 2009. JRO staff news Congratulations to Yolanda Moyo • Emma Cockerton who joins the We congratulate JRO colleague Yolanda University Finance Administration Moyo, Research Governance & GCP Team as a Grant Administrator; and Manager, on passing her MSc in Clinical • Nina Kamboj, who is the new CRC Drug Development/Health Research Clinical Trials Administrator, Methods with a Merit. Yolanda is also replacing… about to go off on maternity leave, so we • Carol Bargery, who is moving to wish her all the best with that too! become Research Governance & GCP Manager. JRO staff moves Full JRO staff contact details are available We would like to welcome the following on the website at: who have recently joined the JRO office in http://www.bartsandthelondon.nhs.uk/rese the QM Innovations Centre: arch/contact_us.asp R&D News Bulletin 56, 20th November 2009 3
  • 4. Events & Training Research Design Service London: Drop in session, Thursday 26th All UK courses are held in dedicated November 2009 laboratory and IT teaching facilities on the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, If you have an applied health or social care Cambridge. Bursaries are available for research proposal that you would like to academic and clinical applicants from non- discuss, or simply want to find out more commercial organisations anywhere in the about the service, then come along for a world. coffee and a chat - it’s free! We look forward to seeing you there! For further information on courses and • When: any time between 10:00 - 15:00 workshops available please see: • Where: The Foyer of The Blizard http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Education- Building, 4 Newark Street, resources/Courses-and- Whitechapel, London, E1 2AT conferences/Advanced-Courses/index.htm For further information on NIHR Research In addition, the Wellcome Trust supports a Design Service London see: world-class programme of biomedical www.rdslondon.co.uk & conferences and meetings at the Wellcome http://www.bartsandthelondon.nhs.uk/rese Trust Conferences Centre, Cambridge. arch/research_design_service_for_london. These are mainly open, registration fee asp paying events for up to 300 delegates and are run on a not-for-profit basis. They are New Wellcome Trust Advanced either fully administrated by the Trust or Courses and Scientific Conference co-organised and sponsored with others. Programme For further information see: Wellcome Trust Advanced Courses http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Education- provide practical training in the latest resources/Courses-and- biomedical research techniques and conferences/Scientific- bioinformatics tools for senior PhD conferences/index.htm students, post doctorates and clinicians. Funding Opportunities NIHR Funding • Evaluate whether interventions are effective and provide value for money Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) • Examine whether alternative means Programme for providing healthcare would be more effective in terms of cost and The main aim of the RfPB scheme is to effectiveness support projects in Health Services • Formally assess innovations and Research and Public Health. Projects can developments in healthcare. be either quantitative or qualitative, and should aim to: Funds of up to £25 million each year will • Study the way that NHS services are be available for the scheme, building up to provided and used that amount over the next three years as NHS R&D funding is transformed. R&D News Bulletin 56, 20th November 2009 4
  • 5. Projects supported will normally be up to • Knowledge exchange/transfer within 36 months in duration with a total organisations; maximum cost of £250,000. • Measurement of quality improvement. The NIHR Health Services Research Competition 11 programme is funded by the NIHR, with Registration of intention to submit contributions from the CSO in Scotland deadline 11th December 2009, 5 PM and WORD in Wales. Researchers from Submission Deadline 22nd January 2010, Northern Ireland should contact NETSCC 5 PM to discuss their eligibility to apply. Declaration and Signatures deadline 29th The annual HSR budget is £5m. N.B. January 2010, 5 PM. Applicants must take care to provide thorough, realistic and accurate details For further information please see: concerning the costing and duration of http://www.nihr- their proposed project. ccf.org.uk/site/programmes/rfpb/default.cf All submissions for the above topic must m reach the HSR offices before 1.00 pm on Thursday 3rd December 2009. For further information please see: NIHR - HSR001 call for research http://www.netscc.ac.uk/hsr/funding/ proposals NIHR - Future Product Development The National Institute for Health Research - i4i (NIHR) Health Services Research (HSR) programme funds research to improve The National Institute for Health Research health policy, health systems and health (NIHR) would like to invite FPD2 outline care delivery. Its remit includes quality of project proposals of up to 3 years under its services, access and equity in provision, i4i Programme. Proposals should build relevance and appropriateness to the needs upon the results of a completed assessment of individuals and communities, of the feasibility to produce a medical effectiveness and efficiency of health device or product through technological services, as well as how services are improvements or developments. It should experienced. The NIHR HSR programme provide further evidence of its capacity to addresses the three dimensions of quality deliver improved healthcare outcomes and currently of central concern to the NHS: commercial opportunities and can be led patient safety, patient experience and by a clinician or an academic research effectiveness of care. The remit of this first group. Funding is 100% and funding of the call is broad and will include a range of order of £150k - £250k per year is study designs. Some examples could be: available. • Cultural and organisational issues around patient safety; 2nd Call for i4i Future Product • Applied methodology research (that Development - Funding Stream 2 falls outside the MRC-NIHR (FPD2) Methodology Research Programme Call opens for outline proposals - 4th remit) such as development of risk November 2009 adjustment models for existing Submission deadline for outline proposals databases; - 5pm, 18th December 2009 • Development and evaluation of Applicants notified & Full Proposals patient-reported outcome measures, as invited - Early April 2010 long as this is aimed at creating new Submissions deadline for full proposals - knowledge and not simply rolling out 5pm,14th May 2010 existing models; Declarations and Signatures deadline - • Making better use of existing research 5pm, 21st May 2010 knowledge, for instance, through Application outcome - Mid-late September modelling; 2010 R&D News Bulletin 56, 20th November 2009 5
  • 6. For further information please see: MRC - Environmental and Social http://www.nihr- Ecology of Human Infectious ccf.org.uk/site/callsproposals/i4i/default.cf Diseases (ESEI) m The goal is to fund research that is broad and inter-disciplinary in nature, aimed at NIHR - HTA Programme Primary pathogens that are considered a significant Research threat to public health now or in the future. The aim would be to establish a balanced The Health Technology Assessment portfolio within this initiative, not Programme (HTA) produces independent dominated by any one particular pathogen. research about the effectiveness of Funds will be available through two different healthcare treatments and tests consecutive and linked modes of support. for those who use, manage and provide care in the NHS. Research proposals are Catalyst Grants (Phase I) now sought on the following topics: Applicants can request up to £50k (80% • 09/110 Nicotine replacement therapy FEC) for a maximum period of 9 months. pre-loading It is anticipated that around 10 Catalyst • 09/113 Are screening programmes for Grants will be awarded in this call. permanent hearing loss in children at school entry cost-effective? Research Consortia Grants (Phase II) • 09/115 Duodenal stenting for Funds in the region of £10 million (80 per malignant gastric outlet obstruction cent FEC) will be available over a five • 09/118 Antibiotics in the management year period, subject to quality. It is of atopic eczema anticipated that up to five Research All submissions for the above topics must Consortia Grant awards will be made in reach the HTA offices before 1pm on this call. Friday 8th January 2010. For further information see their website. The application deadline is 16th December http://www.hta.ac.uk/funding/standardcall 2009. Please see their website for further s/topics.shtml details. http://www.mrc.ac.uk/Fundingopportunitie s/Calls/ESEI/Specification/index.htm NIHR - Obesity Themed Call This call is likely to include evaluation of MRC Research Grants interventions to prevent or treat obesity or overweight, whether those interventions MRC Research Grants are suitable for are delivered by the NHS (HTA short- and long-term focused projects and programme) or outside the NHS (PHR also for broader-based research programme). The call is open to evidence programmes. In addition, they can be used syntheses, pilot and feasibility studies as to support method development or well as full primary evaluation studies. development and continuation of research Applications should be submitted facilities, and collaborations of more than electronically and the deadline for one group, or more than one institution. A receiving all applications is 1pm on Research Grant can be awarded for any Wednesday 20th January 2010. For period of up to five years, but those of two further information see their website: years or less are for proof of principle or http://www.hta.ac.uk/funding/themedcalls/ pilot work only. Applications are to be obesity.shtml submitted to the relevant boards which are : • Infections and Immunity MRC Funding R&D News Bulletin 56, 20th November 2009 6
  • 7. • Physiological Systems and Clinical and to facilitate the access of research Sciences teams from all over the EU to these • Neurosciences and Mental Health infrastructures. • Health Services and Public Health • Support to new research Research infrastructures (or major upgrades of • Molecular and Cellular Medicine existing ones) - The aim is to help to Application deadlines are 4.00 pm as create in all fields of science and follows: Molecular and Cellular Medicine technology new research - 20th January 2010, Infections and infrastructures of pan-European Immunity - 27th January 2010, Population interest needed by the European and Systems Medicine - 3rd February scientific community in order to 2010, Neurosciences and Mental Health - remain at the forefront of the 10th February 2010. For further advancement of research, and be able information please see: to help industry to strengthen its base http://www.mrc.ac.uk/Fundingopportunitie of knowledge and its technological s/Grants/Researchgrant/index.htm know-how. • Support for policy development and programme implementation, including EC FP7 Funding support to emerging needs - To enhance the FP7 Research for the Benefit of effectiveness and coherence of SMEs Call FP7-SME-2010-1 national and Community research policies, international cooperation and This FP7 stream aims to strengthen the the analysis of emerging needs in the innovation capacity of European SMEs field of research infrastructures. and their contribution to the development of new technology based products and Requests for support to new research markets by helping them outsource infrastructures must not exceed €6 million. research, increase their research efforts, The deadline for submissions is 3rd extend their networks, better exploit December 2009 at 17:00:00 (Brussels research results and acquire technological local time). For further information please know how, bridging the gap between see: research and innovation through European http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/dc/index.cfm? level collaboration. Deadline for fuseaction=UserSite.FP7DetailsCallPage& appliactions: 3rd December 2009, at call_id=262 17.00.00 h (Brussels local time). For further information please see: http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/dc/index.cfm? FP7 Marie Curie International fuseaction=UserSite.FP7DetailsCallPage& Reintegration Grants call_id=216#infopack Marie Curie International Reintegration Grants provide financial assistance to FP7 Capacities Research experienced researchers who are looking Infrastructures 2010-1 for long-term employment in research in an EU Member State or Associated Activities to be supported by this Country after they have worked in research in a non-associated third country funding stream fall under three main for at least three years. The proposal, headings: consisting of a research project to be • Support to existing research executed at the proposed (re)integration infrastructures - The objective is to host organisation, will have to be optimise the use and development of submitted by the researcher in conjunction existing research infrastructures, in all with the proposed host. Marie Curie fields of science and technology, International Reintegration Grants have a including ICT-based e-infrastructures, R&D News Bulletin 56, 20th November 2009 7
  • 8. duration of between two and four years. and information to increase awareness and Funding is in the region of £50K - £100K. understanding, to encourage and sponsor Closing Date: 31st December 2009. For research into the causes and management further information please see: of tuberous sclerosis. Grants for research http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/dc/index.cfm? that has application to Tuberous Sclerosis. fuseaction=UserSite.PeopleDetailsCallPag Grants are awarded for one year in the first e&call_id=168 instance. Application deadlines are 1st December. For further information please see: http://www.tuberous- sclerosis.org/research/grant-applications Other Funding Diabetes UK - Project Grants European Foundation for the Study The Diabetes UK Project Grant Scheme of Diabetes - Clinical Research aims to support larger pieces of high Grant quality, diabetes related research. There is no limit to research expenses that may be The grant purpose is to encourage and requested, however all requests must be support research in the field of diabetes, to fully justified. Applicants applying for rapidly diffuse acquired knowledge and to £500,000 or more must contact the office facilitate its application. The EFSD in the first instance and should normally Clinical Research Grants in Diabetes hold substantial funding from Diabetes Programme will accept applications in the UK. Applicants applying for £15,000 or fields of type 1 or type 2 diabetes, less should follow the Guidelines for covering all aspects of the disease, e.g. Small Grant Applications. Applications for epidemiology/genetics of pre-diabetes, this scheme are considered twice per year diabetes and its micro- and macrovascular the next deadline is: 1st December. For complications, pathophysiology and further information please see: clinical aspects including vascular http://www.diabetes.org.uk/Research/For_ physiology and obesity. The proposed researchers/Applying-for-a- investigation must be carried out in grant/Project_grants/ humans; although in vitro and ex vivo studies are acceptable, the in vivo component must clearly be the more Diabetes UK - Equipment Grants relevant part of the project. Applications for research grants may have been Funding aims to enable the purchase of a subjected to pre-review (or triage) specific large item of multi user equipment procedures. In this event, any application necessary for diabetes related research rejected at pre-review was not subject to a projects. Equipment provided by Diabetes complete scientific review. The deadlines UK as part of the Equipment Grant for receipt of research grant applications Scheme would be donated to the for funding is 1st December 2009. Further department in which the investigator information is at: works, and it would be solely for the http://www.europeandiabetesfoundation.or benefit of their research and for use in g/Programmes.html diabetes research. Support is normally requested for up to three years; however, longer periods of time may be requested if Tuberous Sclerosis Association - scientifically justified. The maximum Research Grant amount that may normally be requested is £100,000. Applications for less than Funding is designed to support people £20,000 will not normally be considered with tuberous sclerosis and their families under this scheme. Small items of or carers, to promote education, publicity equipment under £20,000 can be requested R&D News Bulletin 56, 20th November 2009 8
  • 9. on a project grant application. Closing Cancer Research UK - Population Date: 1st December 2009. For further Research Committee Small Grants information please see: and Committee Project Grants http://www.diabetes.org.uk/Research/For_ researchers/Applying-for-a- The Population Research Committee grant/Equipment_grants/ considers applications in the following areas: • Clinical and public health epidemiology (excluding primary and secondary prevention studies involving medical interventions, e.g. vaccines and chemoprevention) British Academy - Conference • Educational and behavioural research Support Grants in areas of prevention, screening and early diagnosis. The scheme is designed to promote the The Committee will also consider dissemination of advanced research. applications for funding for the following: Conference convenors may apply for • Proposals considering clinical trials financial assistance, whether for bringing methodologies or statistics and key speakers to the UK (or other location proposals considering secondary if the event is to be held abroad), or for a effects of treatment. wider range of expenses. Applications will not be considered for less than £1,000. The Applications are judged on the basis of maximum award is £20,000. Conferences scientific excellence, innovation and attracting the higher levels of support relevance to cancer research. should be at least partly aimed at disseminating the results of research to a • Small Grant applications should not broader public, and the Academy exceed £40,000 in total. Funding is particularly welcomes applications that available for a period of no more than show how public interest might be 18 months. engaged in the topics discussed. • Project grants provide support for a defined piece of work with objectives First round that can be achieved in the time Applications available from: 15th October specified. No set value. Funding 2009. Deadline for submission of decisions are made on the basis of applications: 1st December 2009 scientific merit. Individuals submitting Results expected: end January 2010 applications above the level of Conferences happening on or after: 1st £100,000 p.a. are advised to contact February 2010. Dr Karen Kerr to discuss this. Funding is normally provided for up to 36 Second round months. Applications available from: 15th December 2009. Deadline for submission The deadline for submissions is Friday 4th of applications: 11th February 2010 December 2009. For further information Results expected: Mid April 2010 please see: Conferences happening on or after: 1st http://science.cancerresearchuk.org/gapp/p May 2010. opulation_science_funding/prc_small_gra nts/?version=1 For further information please see: http://science.cancerresearchuk.org/gapp/p http://www.britac.ac.uk/funding/guide/con opulation_science_funding/prc_project_gr fs.cfm ant/?version=1 R&D News Bulletin 56, 20th November 2009 9
  • 10. Leverhulme Trust - Research Programmes Food Standards Agency - Ad hoc requirement: Programmes N09/N14 Research Programme grants provide funds to research teams to enable them to There are two key objectives and these are explore significant issues in the social to explore the efficacy and effectiveness of sciences, in the humanities and, to a lesser specific dietary behavioural and food extent, in the sciences. scale of the awards choice interventions and to provide an is set at a level where it is possible for a understanding of the individual barriers to, research team to study a significant theme and enablers of, dietary improvements. in depth by conducting a group of N09/N14 Review of reviews – interlinked research projects which taken understanding the effectiveness of dietary together can lead to new understanding. and food choice interventions. The outputs The themes for 2010 are Beauty and The of this review will contribute to the FSA’s Impact of Diasporas. For each theme, a ongoing commitment to base its strategy minimum of £500,000 and a maximum of and targets on a consistent, robust and £1.75 million is available for the support authoritative evidence base. Deadline for of work extending over periods of up to receipt of applications is 17:00hrs on 10th five years. Closing Date: 8th January December 2009. For further information 2010. Please see the website for further please see: information. http://www.food.gov.uk/aboutus/how_we_ http://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/grants_awar work/procurement/resreq/ ds/grants/research_programmes/ Prostate UK - Research Awards Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and new Production Proposals sought for research and training Technologies grants 2010 in all prostate disorders - Prostatitis, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) or The principal objectives of this Theme are Cancer. Proposals for research into to improve the competitiveness of Prostate disorders, both benign and European industry and to generate malignant, are sought in three categories: knowledge to ensure its transformation up to £10,000, up to £25,000 for more from a resource-intensive to a knowledge- complex projects and up to £50,000 for intensive base, by creating step changes more extensive projects. Proposals from through research and implementing UK-based medical professionals for decisive knowledge for new applications training relevant to the treatment of at the crossroads between different prostate disease may be submitted for technologies and disciplines. This will grants up to £10,000. The closing date for benefit both new, high-tech industries and applications is 11th December 2009. higher-value, knowledge based traditional For further information please see: industries, with a special focus on the http://www.prostateuk.org/research/researc appropriate dissemination of RTD results h.htm to SMEs. These activities are concerned with enabling technologies which impact all industrial sectors and many other Muscular Dystrophy Campaign - Themes of the Seventh Framework Pump-Priming Grants Programme. First stage deadline: 8th December 2009 at 17.00.00 (Brussels These grants are an opportunity for local time). For further information please researchers to investigate new ideas and see: technologies to obtain proof of principle http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/dc/index.cfm? prior to applying for a project grant. The fuseaction=UserSite.FP7DetailsCallPage& Muscular Dystrophy Campaign will this call_id=258#infopack year be funding 1 year pump-priming grants of up to £30,000. The deadline for R&D News Bulletin 56, 20th November 2009 10
  • 11. receipt of proposals is 5pm on Friday, http://www.christopherreeve.org/site/c.ddJ 11th December 2009. For further FKRNoFiG/b.4506337/apps/s/content.asp? information please see: ct=5842531. The next deadline for http://www.muscular- applications is 15th December 2009 dystrophy.org/research/grants/applying_fo r_a_grant Samantha Dickson Brain Tumour Trust - Brain Tumour Research Christopher and Dana Reeve Project Grants Foundation - Individual Research Grants Recognising the further need for research into novel agents and therapies in this area, Funding Priorities are: Studying strategies a call for feasibility study applications has that may promote neuronal growth and been issued. Applications will be reviewed survival, encourage the formation of at the March 2010 meeting of CTAAC and synapses, enhance the production of applicants will be notified of the decision myelin, restore conduction capabilities, or at the end of the month. Projects are may otherwise lead to restoration of the available in the order of £25,000 per compromised circuitry in the acutely and annum (up to a maximum of £40,000 in chronically injured spinal cord; Evaluating exceptional cases) for a period of up to 24 the efficacy of drugs or other interventions months. Application deadline: 18th that protect against secondary neuronal December 2009. For further information injury or provide insight into the please see: mechanisms causing such damage; http://www.braintumourtrust.co.uk/researc Defining anatomical characteristics of h.htm spinal cord injury in well-defined animal models and in the human spinal cord, specifically documenting the neuronal Cancer Research UK - Phase III systems that are most vulnerable to spinal Clinical Trial Grants cord injury and the functional losses occurring as a result; Elucidating the The Clinical Trials Advisory and Awards biological mechanisms underlying Committee (CTAAC) will initially review approaches to improve concomitant applications for cancer trials as outline functions affected by spinal cord injury, proposals. The exception to this will be (e.g., bladder function, sexual function) finalised protocols of international studies and alleviate chronic pain and spasticity. and protocols submitted for peer review The development of treatments for chronic and endorsement by the Committee. These injury is a high priority for the may be submitted directly as a full organization; however, funding will also proposal. Funding is provided for trials be provided for studies more relevant to that are up to 10 years in duration. the acute phase of injury. Basic research Extensions can be applied for following will be supported if it has clear potential to consultation with the Committee accelerate progress at the applied end of Secretary. Requests for a one-year the continuum and/or if it reflects a extension should be submitted on an research “change of direction.” Annual Report form; for extensions of more than one year a full application Two-year awards are available for senior should be submitted. There is an annual scientists and young investigators with a funding threshold of £100,000 per annum. maximum funding level of $75,000 per Closing Date: 18th December 2009. Please year (indirect costs limited to 10% of the see their website for further information: direct). Postdoctoral fellowships are http://science.cancerresearchuk.org/gapp/c available with a maximum funding level of linicaltrialsfund/clinical_trial_phase3/ $60,000 per year (indirect costs limited to 10% of the direct). Please see the website for further details on funding. R&D News Bulletin 56, 20th November 2009 11
  • 12. Cancer Research UK - Feasibility Study Project Grants Kids Kidney Research - Research Cancer Research UK accepts investigator- Grants led studies, except first in man studies, including: Financial support is available to support • Single or multi-centre prospective many areas of investigation such as: therapeutic, diagnostic or prevention Defining the best treatment for those phase II studies testing aspects of children who suffer from vesicoureteric feasibility, tolerability and/or efficacy. reflux; Exploring new therapies which can Trials may involve more than one potentially heal damaged kidneys; Finding NCRN network, or several centres the faulty genes which can run in families within a network. and cause kidney diseases. Reviewers will • Single or multi-centre pilot studies critically look at the following areas: involving a significant translational Validity of research, methodology and component, e.g. validation of a target efficiency of resources used. The that would be used to determine a maximum research project grant available therapeutic intervention. is £100k. The grant should be spread over • Academically-led feasibility studies in a two or three year period, unless agreed receipt of educational grants or free otherwise. Closing Date: 31st December drugs from the pharmaceutical 2009. For further information please see: industry can be submitted for http://www.kidskidneyresearch.org/whatw endorsement (industry-sponsored trials edo cannot be reviewed under this scheme). Funding is usually at a level of Breast Cancer Campaign - Project approximately £25,000 per annum (up to a Grants maximum of £40,000 in exceptional cases). Funding is normally provided for Campaign will award project grants for a up to 24 months. Closing date: 18th clear research proposal of relevance to December 2009. For further information breast cancer which is expected to lead to please see: a significant advance of understanding of http://science.cancerresearchuk.org/gapp/c prevention, detection, treatment or biology linicaltrialsfund/feasibility_study_grants/ of breast cancer. These awards will thereby expand the levels of knowledge and expertise in breast cancer research in EULAR (European League Against the UK. Campaign is committed to Rheumatism) - Allied Health supporting young investigators in breast Professionals project grants cancer research and therefore would encourage applications from talented, new Every year EULAR funds one health postdoctoral researchers. Funding up to professionals research project in the field £65,000 per annum. The closing date for of arthritis/rheumatism that is in line with the arrival of applications is 8th January the mission, goals and strategies of 2010. Grants are awarded in May and EULAR. Application deadline for 2010 November of each year. For further Research Grant: 31st December 2009. information please see: Applicants should use the official http://www.breastcancercampaign.org/wha application form and submit in electronic twedo/projectGrants/ form to the EULAR Secretariat at eular@eular.org. Please see website for International Bone Research details on applying. Association (IBRA) http://www.eular.org/index.cfm? framePage=/health_professionals_research Research Program Projects: These grant _grants.cfm proposals may contain several single research projects (RCL's) or several single R&D News Bulletin 56, 20th November 2009 12
  • 13. aspects within a major line of research, Council) - Responsive Research and are usually granted for several (3 - 5) Grants years. Applications for grant funding can be Research Proposal for Clinical or made to the Research Committees under Laboratory Research: These grants will their responsive mode scheme, on any be awarded to researchers or research topic within the Committee remits. The groups with an established reputation for Research Committees are as follows: credibility and thoroughness in the field, • Research Committee A (Animal as demonstrated by a continuous systems, health and wellbeing) publication record in peer-reviewed • Research Committee B (Plants, journals. microbes, food & sustainability) In both cases a single annual sum of • Research Committee C (Technological CHF200,000 (Approx £99,795) should not and methodological development) be exceeded. The deadlines for all grant • Research Committee D (Molecules, applications are 10th January 2010. For cells and industrial biotechnology) further information please see: As a general principle, BBSRC allocates http://www.ibra.ch/htm/03_research/02_gr as much research grant funding as possible ants.php in responsive mode. The next responsive mode application deadlines are 13th BSPGHAN/Core Grant January 2010. For further information please see: The British Society of Paediatric http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/funding/apply/dea Gastroenterology, Hepatology and dlines.html Nutrition together with Core aim to promote collaborative studies across the spectrum of paediatric and adult National Association for Colitis and gastrointestinal disorders. The joint Crohn’s Disease (NACC) - Living funding bodies are pleased to invite with IBD Research Awards applications from collaborative studies falling within 2 priority areas of much To fund research into the social and needed research, namely Adolescent psychological aspects of Inflammatory Transitional Care and Adolescent Health Bowel Disease (Ulcerative Colitis and in Gastroenterology, Hepatology or Crohn's Disease). The grants awarded will Nutrition. The call aims to encourage normally be up to a maximum of collaborative projects that would progress, £120,000. closing date of 22nd January once pilot data are obtained, onto larger 2010. For further information please see: projects seeking major grant funding e.g. http://www.nacc.org.uk/content/research/a research councils. It is hoped that ward.asp applications to this call will begin to address some of the issues critical to the development of most appropriate models The MS Society winter 2009 grant of adolescent transition and health care for round gastroenterology and hepatology. The research call will propose to fund 1-2 The MS Society is committed to projects with awards in the region of supporting research relating to MS. £50,000/project over a maximum of 2 Through our application and review years. Deadline: 4pm on 11th January process we aim to fund the highest quality 2010. For further information please see: MS research, and to support the highest http://www.corecharity.org.uk/Available- calibre researchers, in order to derive Awards.html maximum benefit for people with MS. The MS Society will consider applications BBSRC - (Biotechnology & for any type of research which is relevant Biological Sciences Research R&D News Bulletin 56, 20th November 2009 13
  • 14. to MS. This includes biomedical research http://www.alzheimers- aimed at understanding the causes of MS research.org.uk/casestudies/howtoapply/ and developing potential treatments; as well as research to improve the management of symptoms, understand the Alzheimer's Society - Project Grants impact of MS or develop and evaluate new services for people affected by MS. Project Grants will provide funding for Applications for project grants must be research projects in the areas of cause, received by 20th January 2010. cure and care of dementia. The Alzheimer's Society expects to be an For further information see: active partner in the research process http://www.mssociety.org.uk/research/fun supporting the successful outcome and ded_research/apply_for_funding/index.ht dissemination of research findings. ml Research will be undertaken to a detailed research protocol agreed between the investigator and the Alzheimer's Society. Alzheimer's Research Trust - Major Awards are usually made for 2 to 3 years Programme/Project Grants although, exceptionally, applicants may re- apply annually for the funding of 4th and The Major project or programme scheme 5th years. The closing date for outline of the Alzheimer’s Research Trust (ART) proposals is 29th January 2010. provides funds for high quality research projects or programmes. Upwards of For further information please see: £150,000 to a maximum of £1 million http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/site/scripts/ over two to five years. The next deadline documents_info.php? for applications is 29th January 2010. For categoryID=200295&documentID=350 further information see their website: Awards and Scholarships Health Research Board - Research date for applications is Tuesday, 1st Training Fellowships for Healthcare December 2009 at 12.00 noon. Professionals For further information please see: http://www.hrb.ie/research-strategy- The Health Research Board (HRB) plays a funding/grants-and-fellowships/hrb-grants- key role in strengthening the evidence base and-fellowships/grant/33 in health and social care in Ireland and in developing research capacity in these areas through dedicated training and career development schemes. The HRB now invites applications for the Research Training Fellowships for Healthcare Bennett Clinical Fellowships in Professionals 2010. The HRB anticipates Experimental Haematology that these fellowships will improve clinical knowledge, critical thinking and research A Senior Fellowships fellowship is offered skills and contribute to innovation in at Consultant/Honorary Senior Lecturer health and social care. Three years’ full- grade as a two-stage award for PhD time funding for salary and related costs, qualified candidates who have (or will student fees, running costs, dissemination shortly) complete specialist training costs, a training and development (CCST). The first award is for three years. allowance and a travel grant to gain A further two years may be considered by research experience abroad. The closing peer review if appropriate. Applications R&D News Bulletin 56, 20th November 2009 14
  • 15. should be submitted to Leukaemia awards only for courses of an usually large Research by 1st December 2009. or complex nature. Application deadlines are every 3 months (1st March, 1st June, 1st Two other fellowships are offered for September and 1st December) and should talented young scientists who have a be made at least 6 months before the proven record of excellence and proposed date(s) of the course. achievement in a research area of http://www.espid.org/award_content.aspx? relevance to the aims and objectives of Group=Awards&Page=Workshop Leukaemia Research, namely the routine Lister Institute of Preventive cure of the leukaemia's, lymphomas, Medicine - Research Prizes multiple myeloma and myelodysplasia. The fellowships are specifically for Proposals for research in biological and outstanding young UK scientists to biomedical sciences or related areas are progress to independent investigator invited. Proposals will be assessed on the status. The fellowships are tenable for five basis of the research's quality, originality years in any appropriate UK laboratory and its potential implications for the broad and provide personal support, additional area of preventive medicine. Candidates staff and consumables: will also be assessed on the basis of their • Junior Fellowship : Five years scientific achievements and ability to carry personal support together with a three out independent research. Prizes will be year research assistant post and worth £200,000 each. One original appropriate consumable costs. application form and eight copies should • Senior Fellowship: Five years personal be posted 'Recorded Delivery' via Royal support together with three years Mail and returned by Friday 4th December funding for one or two support posts 2009 in an envelope marked "Prizes" in and appropriate consumable costs. the top left-hand corner. For further All applications should be submitted to the information see their website: Fund by 1st December 2009. http://www.lister-institute.org.uk/how.htm For further information please see: http://www.lrf.org.uk/en/1/scirescar.html Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute: Clinical PhD Programme ESPID (European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases) - The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute Training Workshop Award Scheme Clinical PhD programme is a 3-year programme, run in partnership with the The courses and workshops can be Cambridge Wellcome Trust PhD directed at clinical trainees, continuing Programme for Clinicians. Seven clinical medical education for career grade doctors fellowships are available each year, two of or both. Applicants should indicate which are funded by the Institute. The whether the course is intended primarily to amount of funding available is fulfil local training needs or as a central unspecified. The closing date is: Friday, European initiative (ESPID seeks to 4th December 2009. For further support both types of course but these information see their website: categories are budgeted separately). http://www.sanger.ac.uk/careers/phd/clinic Training courses and workshops should be alphd.shtml clearly aimed at the development of national training programmes in Paediatric NIHR - Academic Clinical Infectious Diseases. Around 8 such Fellowships awards, or more if smaller awards are made, will be funded annually provided NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowships are applications of sufficient quality are specialty training posts that incorporate received. A typical award will be for academic training. Academic Clinical €15,000 - €30,000 (e.g. for a 1-2 day Fellows (ACFs) spend 75% of their time course for 15-40 delegates) with larger undertaking specialist clinical training and R&D News Bulletin 56, 20th November 2009 15
  • 16. 25% undertaking research or ultimately establish their own research educationalist training. ACFs are aimed at group for the study of Parkinson’s disease. those who, at the early stages of their They are primarily aimed at researchers specialty training, show outstanding who have significant experience at a post- potential for a career in academic medicine doctoral level. They may be awarded for a or dentistry. The duration of an ACF is for period of up to five years. The closing date a maximum of 3 years (4 years for GPs). for both is 4th December 2009. For further During this time, alongside clinical information please see their website: training, ACFs will be able to develop http://www.parkinsons.org.uk/research/res their academic skills and be supported in earch_grants/career_development_awards. preparing an application for a Research aspx Training Fellowship (to undertake a higher research degree) or an application for a place on an educational programme British Academy/ Leverhulme Trust (leading to a higher degree). Success in Senior Research Fellowships & these applications is defined as the end Thank-Offering to Britain Fellowship point of an ACF. To provide a period of research leave for The closing date for applications will be one year for established scholars during Friday, 4th December 2009, with which they will be able to concentrate on shortlisting and interviews taking place bringing a major piece of research towards during December 2009 and January 2010. completion while their normal teaching For further information please see: and administrative duties are covered by a http://www.nihrtcc.nhs.uk/intetacatrain/acf full-time replacement. The closing date for 2010recruitment applications is Friday, 7th December 2009 at 5pm. Please see their website for further details: Parkinson’s Disease Society - http://www.britac.ac.uk/funding/guide/srf. Career Development Awards - cfm Training Fellowships & Senior Research Fellowships Breast Cancer Campaign - Scientific Two Fellowships are available, both of Fellowships which are tenable only at a United Kingdom University, an NHS Trust, a This provides an opportunity for a post- statutory Social Care organisation, or other doctoral scientists to become independent research institution. researchers specialising in the breast cancer field and to undertake research of The Training Fellowships scheme will high quality. Applicants must have provide support for appropriately qualified conducted independent research in the health and social care professionals to field of breast cancer and wish to build on undertake research training as a means of their history and reputation in this arena, developing a research career in all areas of deepening their knowledge and Parkinson’s. The awards are available on a experience. Candidates will be expected to full-time or part-time basis, and can be have a significant publication record in tailored according to the needs of specific their chosen field. Breast Cancer applicants, including those with no prior Campaign will only consider applications research experience. The Training that are breast cancer focused. Grants will Fellowship award supports salary costs, a be made in support of the research project, contribution towards research expenses or where relevant, a part of a project and attendance at appropriate conferences including salaries, equipment and or short courses. consumables costs. Will not directly employ scientific staff. The application The Senior Research Fellowships will deadline is 11th December 2009 for provide funding for senior researchers to fellowships funded in May 2010. R&D News Bulletin 56, 20th November 2009 16
  • 17. For further information please see: (those above the age of 35, who have lost http://www.breastcancercampaign.org/wha time early in their career through family twedo/scienceFellowship/ commitments, illness, late entry into higher education or other good reasons, will be considered by the Awards National SpR/SR Academic Committee). Estimated total funds: £3,000 Fellowship Programme Closing Date: 14th December 2009. For further information please see: The fellowships will be funded jointly by http://www.biochemistry.org/TabID/412/d the HSE and the HRB and it is envisaged efault.aspx that two fellowships will be offered in this round. Successful fellows will begin their integrated training programme in July British Academy Research 2010. Funding will be provided for salary Development Awards (BARDAs) and salary-related costs (based on the trainee’s appropriate point on the SpR/SR BARDAs provide a flexible package of scale), for research running costs, a travel support from which the applicant is free to grant to enable research experience abroad choose which elements will best facilitate and a training and development allowance. the successful achievement of a distinctive Application must be made by the programme of research. Applicants may prospective fellow in the first instance to choose to focus their research effort over a the relevant Training Body before 11th concentrated bloc of time, or to spread December 2009. For further detail see: their research effort, in shorter recurrent http://www.hrb.ie/research-strategy- periods, over up to three years. Funds are funding/grants-and-fellowships/hrb- available to facilitate initial project grants-and-fellowships/grant/59/ planning and development; to support the research expenses of an approved programme of activity; and to enable the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign - advancement of research through PhD Studentships workshops, or visits by or to partner scholars. The closing date for applications The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign invite is 15th December 2009. For further proposals for a PhD Studentship starting information please see: up to October 2011. The Muscular http://www.britac.ac.uk/funding/guide/bar Dystrophy Campaign will continue to da.cfm build its studentship programme (up to 4 years). The deadline for receipt of proposals is 5pm on Friday, 11th BBSRC - (Biotechnology & December 2009. Please see their website Biological Sciences Research for further details: http://www.muscular- Council) - Innovator of the Year dystrophy.org/research/grants/applying_fo r_a_grant A prize of £5,000 will be made directly to the winner of each category, with the overall Innovator of the Year receiving a Biochemical Society - The Colworth further £5,000. For team winners the prize Medal money will be split equally among the applicants. The competition is open to all Donated in 1963 by Unilever Research BBSRC-funded scientists, including: Colworth Laboratory. The recipient is • Postgraduate and postdoctoral expected to give a lecture at a meeting of scientists funded by BBSRC through a the Society and at one of the Unilever studentship, fellowship or research Research Laboratories. This medal is grant awarded annually. Nominees biochemists • Principal investigators in universities under the age of 35 by the 1st January of who have been an applicant or co- the year for which the award is made R&D News Bulletin 56, 20th November 2009 17
  • 18. applicant on a research grant funded http://www.eaaci.net/site/content.php? by BBSRC or a BBSRC-funded l1=64 fellowship • Scientists in institutes of BBSRC who MRC/RCOG Clinical Research have received BBSRC funding Training Fellowship through a core strategic grant, institute strategic programme grant, research These awards are intended to encourage grant or fellowship clinicians to become involved in research For team entries, the majority of the and to promote research of relevance to team should meet the above entry the Royal College of Obstetricians and requirements. Gynaecologists. For all entries, applicants must Pre-doctoral level. The award provides a demonstrate the connection between competitive personal salary, up to their BBSRC-funded research and the Specialist Registrar but not including NHS Innovation. Closing Date: 16th Consultant level, a Research Training December 2009. For further Support Grant of up to £10,000 per annum information please see: (items must be detailed and justified), and http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/business/impa an annual travel allowance of £450: ct_incentive/innovator.html • Post-Doctoral level - The fellowship provides a competitive personal salary, up to Specialist Registrar but not British Hip Society - McMinn including NHS consultant level, Bursary research expenses, and travel costs at an appropriate level for the research, Following a generous donation in 2005 by under Full Economic costs (fEC). Derek McMinn (Birmingham) to the • Pre-doctoral level - The award British Orthopaedic Association, an annual provides a competitive personal salary, bursary will be available to trainees up to Specialist Registrar but not holding a NTN, through the good offices including NHS Consultant level, a of the British Hip Society, to undertake an Research Training Support Grant of up MD researching matters pertaining to hip to £10,000 per annum (items must be replacement surgery. A committee is to be detailed and justified), and an annual formed to receive applications for the travel allowance of £450. grants. In the first instance it will be • Post-Doctoral level - The fellowship available for 7 years. The amount provides a competitive personal salary, available annually is £70,000. Deadline for up to Specialist Registrar but not submission of applications: 31st December including NHS consultant level, 2009. For further information please see: research expenses, and travel costs at http://www.britishhipsociety.com/McMinn an appropriate level for the research, Bursary.htm under Full Economic costs (fEC). Closing date: Thursday, December 31st 2009 - 01:00. For full details of what European Academy of Allergy and funding includes at each level please see Clinical Immunology - their website: Allergopharma Award http://www.rcog.org.uk/our- profession/careers/award/joint-medical- This Award recognises scientific research-councilrcog-clinical-training- achievement on the part of younger fellowships members of the EAACI in the field of allergy and encourage their engagement in further research. Applications should have MRC/ESRC Interdisciplinary been submitted electronically before 31st Postdoctoral Fellowships December 2008. For further information please see: R&D News Bulletin 56, 20th November 2009 18
  • 19. Proposals to this scheme must address the The fellowship is potentially renewable for interests of both the MRC and the ESRC a further four years, allowing the fellow to and must be genuinely interdisciplinary in start to develop their own research group. approach. While proposals are invited Applications must be cancer orientated from any sub-discipline of the social or and contain a rigorous research focus. medical sciences, the following areas have Applicants will be considered on the basis been identified as of particular interest to of their academic achievements and the two councils: Global Mental Health potential, the appeal and scientific merit of and Wellbeing; Addiction; Disease the research project, the research Prevention and Health Promotion; environment provided by the sponsoring Understanding Individual Behaviour. The department and the availability of fellowship provides personal salary, supporting expertise and resources. In research costs together with consumable addition to the standard Clinician Scientist expenses, travel costs appropriate for the Fellowship, Cancer Research UK has research work under Full Economic Costs. partnered with the Royal College of Applications for the ESRC/MRC Surgeons of England to offer a joint Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral fellowships Fellowship to encourage trainees in should be submitted through the Je-S Surgery to develop a clinical-academic system by 4pm on Wednesday 6th career. Applicants for the Clinician January 2010. For further information Scientist Fellowship in Surgery should please see: indicate this on the application form. The http://www.mrc.ac.uk/Fundingopportunitie key features of this scheme are: s/Fellowships/Interdisciplinarypostdoctora • up to four years' funding l/index.htm • the Fellow's salary • salary for a research assistant or technician • running expenses and equipment The deadline for applications is Friday, 8th British Transplantation Society - January 2010. For further information Non-Clinical PhD Research please see: Studentship http://science.cancerresearchuk.org/gapp/p ersonalfund/fellowships/tcd_csf?version=1 The non-clinical PhD studentship is aimed at individuals in training who have an interest in transplantation research. This Arthritis Research Campaign (arc) - award is not intended for clinical doctors Clinical Research Fellowships or medical students. The non-clinical studentship will normally be held for three Clinical research fellowships are awarded years with the start date being within 6 to encourage young clinicians in months of the date of the award. The rheumatology, or any related field Subject of the research should be within (including general practice) concerned the field of transplantation. Fellowship with the treatment of arthritis and related provides for a salary for the student and a musculoskeletal diseases, to undertake a small amount to cover consumables to a period of dedicated research leading to a total value of £80,000 over three years. higher degree (usually a PhD). Salaries Closing date for applications: 5pm on will be according to age and experience on Friday, 8th January 2010. For further the appropriate clinical salary scale. information please see: Application may also be made for http://www.bts.org.uk/science/fellowships/ reasonable running costs, although tuition studentship/ fees will not generally be provided. The closing date for applications is 13th January 2010. For further information see Cancer Research UK - Clinician their website. http://www.arc- Scientist Fellowship R&D News Bulletin 56, 20th November 2009 19
  • 20. research.org.uk/forms/arcclinicalresearchf http://www.mssociety.org.uk/research/rese ellowships.asp arch_grants/awards_available.html#junior EFSD/Lilly Research Fellowships MRC - Clinical Research Training Fellowships To encourage innovative research in the fields of metabolism and complications of The fellowship provides up to three years diabetes, and to promote excellence in support for clinically qualified and allied medical education. Two fellowships will health professionals to undertake be awarded annually, each in the sum of specialised or further research training in €50,000. The money awarded will be paid the bio-medical sciences within the UK. into the account of the host institution. Fellows are required to register for a Deadline for Submission of Applications research degree, normally a PhD, based on is 15th January 2010. Please see the research undertaken during the award. website. • Pre-doctoral level - The award http://www.europeandiabetesfoundation.or provides a competitive personal salary, g/Lilly/Fellowships/EFSD-Lilly- up to Specialist Registrar but not Fship10.html including NHS Consultant level, a Research Training Support Grant of up to £15,000 per annum (or £45,000 European Society of Cardiology - over the three year period). This may Interventional Cardiology Training cover consumables, PhD fees, Grants equipment, conference travel, other course fees; however, each item must The aim is to provide an opportunity for be separately costed and justified. clinical training in the field of cardiology • Post-Doctoral level - The fellowship in an ESC regular member country other provides a competitive personal salary, than their own, for medical graduates up to Specialist Registrar but not having completed the major part of their including NHS consultant level, cardiology training but before obtaining a research expenses, and travel costs at “permanent”, “senior staff” or "consultant" an appropriate level for the research, post. Recipients will receive a sum of under Full Economic costs. €24,000 per annum for daily subsistence. Closing date for applications is 22nd The deadline for applications is the 15th January 2010. For further information January 2010. For further information please see: please see: http://www.mrc.ac.uk/Fundingopportunitie http://www.escardio.org/communities/EA s/Fellowships/Clinicalresearchtraining/ind PCI/education/Grants/Pages/EAPCI- ex.htm ResearchandTraining-Grants.aspx# MRC/Stroke Association Clinical Multiple Sclerosis Society - Research Training Fellowships Innovative Awards Up to two clinical research training To provide support for short term, small- fellowships will be awarded jointly scale projects to allow researchers to between MRC and The Stroke explore new ideas in MS research, that Association, the only national charity might merit further support after some solely concerned with helping everyone development. affected by stroke. Our vision is to have a Awards are capped at £40,000 and support world where there are fewer strokes, and provided for a maximum of 12 months. all those touched by stroke get the help Applications must be received by 20th they need. The Stroke Association’s January 2010. Please see the website for research strategy aims to increase the UK further information: funding base and capacity for clinical R&D News Bulletin 56, 20th November 2009 20
  • 21. stroke research across the full stroke care the British Association of Dermatologists pathway. Applications from individuals and the British Skin Foundation. The wishing to pursue a career in clinical British Association of Dermatologists and stroke research are welcomed. The Stroke the British Skin Foundation support and Association currently does not fund promote all aspects of dermatology studies which involve the use of laboratory research to improve the understanding, animals, and is unlikely to do so under this diagnosis and management of skin disease. agreement. Round 1 2010 closing date is 22nd closing date is 22nd January 2010. For January 2010. For further information further information please see: please see: http://www.mrc.ac.uk/Fundingopportunitie http://www.mrc.ac.uk/Fundingopportunitie s/Fellowships/Jointlyfundedclinicalresearc s/Fellowships/Jointlyfundedclinicalresearc htraining/index.htm htraining/index.htm MRC/Royal College of Physicians Wellcome Trust - Biomedical Clinical Research Training Science Research Training Fellowship Fellowships for Medical, Dental and Veterinary Graduates One Research Fellowship will be awarded in the next year, for research in any of the The Research Training Fellowships are medical specialties recognised by the intended for medical, dental or veterinary College. graduates who have little or no research • Pre-doctoral level - The award training, but who wish to develop a long- provides a competitive personal salary, term career in academic medicine. The up to Specialist Registrar but not scheme encourages applications from including NHS Consultant level, a individuals who wish to undertake Research Training Support Grant of up substantial training through high-quality to £10,000 per annum (items must be research in an appropriate unit or clinical detailed and justified), and an annual research facility, towards a PhD or MD travel allowance of £450. qualification. Fellowships are for two to • Post-Doctoral level - The fellowship three years, providing support for research provides a competitive personal salary, expenses and the fellow’s salary. The up to Specialist Registrar but not closing date for applications is 25th including NHS consultant level, January 2010. For further information research expenses, and travel costs at please see: an appropriate level for the research, http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Biom under Full Economic costs (fEC). For edical-science/Grants/Fellowships-and- full details of what funding includes at personal-awards/Clinical- each level please see their website. fellowships/WTD004435.htm Round 1 2010 closing date is 22nd January 2010. For further information please see: Alzheimer's Research Trust: http://www.mrc.ac.uk/Fundingopportunitie s/Fellowships/Clinicalresearchtraining/ind • Clinical Research Fellowship: The ex.htm Clinical Research Fellowship scheme of the Alzheimer’s Research Trust (ART) provides funds for salary , up MRC/ British Association of to five years, and a contribution Dermatologists/ British Skin toward research and travel costs. Foundation Clinical Research These Fellowships are intended for a Training Fellowship project that involves work with human subjects and which can only be carried One clinical research training fellowship out by a medically-qualified person will be awarded jointly by the MRC and (UK MRCP or equivalent) with an R&D News Bulletin 56, 20th November 2009 21
  • 22. honorary clinical contract; an exclusively laboratory-based project The next closing date for applications is would not be appropriate for this 29th January 2010. For further scheme. Applicants are required to information see their website. have secured the sponsorship of a http://www.alzheimers- senior established investigator in the research.org.uk/casestudies/howtoapply/ institution where the Fellowship is to be held. The supervisor will provide the facilities required for the research programme, will have oversight of the Fellow and their research programme, and will contribute actively to the further training of the Fellow. Provides funds for salary (normally SPR scale), up to 5 years, and a contribution toward research and travel costs (up to £10,000 per annum). • Senior Research Fellowship: The Senior research fellowship scheme is for researchers who have completed a fellowship and have the clear potential to become leading Principal Investigators but have not yet attained a tenure/tenure-track position. • Travelling Research Fellowship: The Travelling research fellowship scheme provides funds for salary (up to three years) and a contribution toward research and travel costs (up to £55,000) for the home (UK) lab and visiting (abroad) lab. The Research Fellowship scheme of the Alzheimer’s Research Trust (ART) provides funds for salary, up to three years, and a contribution toward research and travel costs. These Fellowships are intended for junior postdoctoral researchers of demonstrated ability and high potential, either just emerging from PhD training or within a short period of obtaining a PhD. Applicants are required to have secured the sponsorship of a senior established investigator in the institution where the Fellowship is to be held. The supervisor will provide the facilities required for the research programme, will have oversight of the Fellow and their research programme, and will contribute actively to the further training of the Fellow. R&D News Bulletin 56, 20th November 2009 22