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Current Calls 21-02-2008

  1. 1. Doc ID: ks8252-080221 Funding Opportunities Medicine and Dentistry This fortnight the opportunities fall into the categories detailed below. Please click on the headings to take you to the relevant sections. INFORMATION FELLOWSHIPS European Society of Cardiology, FR SHORT-TERM RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS European Respiratory Society, CH Cancer Research Institute, US MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL DERIVATION OF CLINICAL GRADE EMBRYONIC STEM CELL LINES INNOVATIVE MEDICINES INITIATIVE (IMI) – NETWORKS METHODOLOGY RESEARCH PROGRAMME (MRP)– COMISSIONED RESEARCH In light of the approaching spring deadlines for the MRC please see below for links to some of their highlight notices. Deadlines for standard grant schemes are detailed below. ***HIGHLIGHT NOTICES*** NANOTOXICOLOGY MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS MUSCULOSCELETAL RESEARCH COLLABORATION GRANTS OPEN LINK GRANTS NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF HEALTH RESEARCH (NIHR), UK MORE OPPORTUNITIES Foreign Commonwealth Office, UK MEDICAL RESEARCH GRANTS Newman Foundation, UK National Association for the Relief of Paget's Disease, UK RESEARCH AND DISSEMINATION GRANTS Pilgrim Trust, UK PILOT PROJECT GRANTS AND EQUIPMENT GRANTS Alzheimer's Research Trust, UK Motor Neurone Disease Association, UK Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths, UK MORE OVERSEAS OPPORTUNITIES IASP RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM International Association for the Study of Pain, US Society for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, US RESEARCH GRANTS Montel Williams MS Foundation, US INFORMATION ***ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS FOR RESEARCH WORKSHOPS*** NHS Connecting for Health is holding workshops on how the NHS Care Records Service can provide England with unique and unrivalled opportunities for research into health to deliver huge benefits for patients. The workshops will help patients representatives, clinicians and the research community become aware of the work of the new Research Capability Programme, which has been set up to enable This document was generated by Research and Enterprise Development. For further information please contact Kathleen Sedgley (K.Sedgley@bristol.ac.uk) or visit our website; http://www.bris.ac.uk/research/
  2. 2. Doc ID: ks8252-080221 research to achieve its full potential as a core activity of the NHS, alongside other uses of NHS data that lead to improvements in the quality and safety of care. The events will take place from 10am - 1pm on: 4 March 2008, NEC, Birmingham. Chaired by Professor Ian Diamond. 11 March 2008, Mary Ward House, London. Chaired by Professor Ian Diamond. 17 March 2008, Leeds University, Leeds. Chaired by Professor Sir Alex Markham. http://www.nihr.ac.uk/news.aspx FELLOWSHIPS HFA RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP European Society of Cardiology, FR The Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology invites applications for its clinical or basic research fellowships. Intended to help young candidates acquire basic or clinical research experience of high quality enabling them to contribute to improving academic standards on return to their own home country. Preference is given to applicants from countries where modern basic or clinical research in cardiology is not yet strong. The fellowships are open to any European citizen or resident under the age of 35 who have completed the major part of their MD or PhD training or have equivalent academic grade. The fellowship is tenable for two years and carries an annual stipend. Deadline: 14th April 2008 http://www.escardio.org/bodies/associations/HFA/Research+Fellowship/ SHORT-TERM RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS European Respiratory Society, CH These fellowships are for professionals actively engaged in clinical and basic research in respiratory medicine and clinical pulmonary practice. They enable qualified doctors and respiratory investigators to carry out specific research and clinical projects in a clinical or research unit in another European country. Candidates should hold a position at their home institutions and under 40 years old at the time of application. They should be actively engaged in respiratory research. Awards last for up to three months. Deadline: 1st April, 1st October and 1st December annually http://www.ersnet.org/ers/default.aspx?id_dossier=8119&id_langue=3 POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS Cancer Research Institute, US These fellowships are designed to foster the training of qualified young immunologists and cancer immunologists at leading universities and research centers around the world. These three-year funding commitments are for $40,000 in the first year, $42,000 in the second year and $44,000 in the third year. They also include an institutional allowance of $1,500 per year. Applicants must have a doctoral degree by the date of award activation and must conduct their proposed research under a sponsor who holds a formal appointment at the host institution. There are no nationality restrictions. Deadline: April 1st and October 1st annually http://www.cancerresearch.org/Programs.aspx?id=242 This document was generated by Research and Enterprise Development. For further information please contact Kathleen Sedgley (K.Sedgley@bristol.ac.uk) or visit our website; http://www.bris.ac.uk/research/
  3. 3. Doc ID: ks8252-080221 MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL MODELS OF DISEASE The MRC has committed up to £10 million for research grants to evaluate and qualify the potential of existing human or animal models (in vivo, in vitro and in silico) in identifying disease mechanisms or interventions which hold promise for the detection, prevention or treatment of disease. Research can be focussed on the development of existing models in established or novel applications, and the similarity of models to the clinical diseased state should be demonstrated. The creattion of new models or the use of existing models for fundamental research will not be supported under this scheme. Partnerships with industry and charities are strongly encouraged. Deadline: 16th April 2008 http://www.mrc.ac.uk/ApplyingforaGrant/CallsForProposals/Modelsofdise ase/Callspecification/index.htm DERIVATION OF CLINICAL GRADE EMBRYONIC STEM CELL LINES Proposals are invited to generate new clinical-grade human embryonic stem cell lines to underpin the development of stem cell therapies. This request for proposals is targeted towards IVF/stem cell centres with established GMP facilities that are interested in contributing to the UK stem cell initiative. Up to £3 million will be available to support the derivation of between 10 and 20 clinical grade hESC lines over a three-year period. It is anticipated that funding will be provided to a limited number of centres, and linked bids would be considered. Coordination with the facilities available through the UK Stem Cell Bank is also encouraged. Deadline: 22nd April 2008 http://www.mrc.ac.uk/ApplyingforaGrant/CallsForProposals/embryonicste mcells/index.htm INNOVATIVE MEDICINES INITIATIVE (IMI) – NETWORKS The MRC have released £50,000 to help UK researchers prepare their expressions of interest for the IMI consortium call expected in April 2008. IMI's overall goal is to make Europe again the world leader in pharmaceutical research for the benefit of the economy and society, by removing research bottlenecks in the current drug development process. Deadlines: The MRC are running a rolling programme of deadlines for networking funds. These are 28th February, 14th and 28th March and 11th April 2008 http://www.mrc.ac.uk/NewsViewsAndEvents/News/MRC004372 Deadline: Expressions of interest for IMI consortia – July 2008 http://imi.europa.eu/index_en.html METHODOLOGY RESEARCH PROGRAMME (MRP)– COMISSIONED RESEARCH The MRC and NIHR announce the launch of the commissioned research programme for the newly established MRP. Proposals are invited for two specific briefs: i) research into bayesian methods to inform health technology assessment decision-making; and ii) valuing the patient experience. Deadline: 11th March 2008-02-22 http://www.mrc.ac.uk/ApplyingforaGrant/CallsForProposals/MethodologyR esearchProgramme/index.htm This document was generated by Research and Enterprise Development. For further information please contact Kathleen Sedgley (K.Sedgley@bristol.ac.uk) or visit our website; http://www.bris.ac.uk/research/
  4. 4. Doc ID: ks8252-080221 In light of the approaching spring deadlines for the MRC please see below for links to some of their highlight notices. Deadlines for standard grant schemes are detailed below. ***HIGHLIGHT NOTICES*** NANOTOXICOLOGY Communities of UoB academics interested in this notice have been holding meetings to develop ideas and projects. If you're interested in knowing more/joining in please contact Lindsey Gaunt (Lindsey.gaunt@bristol.ac.uk). http://www.mrc.ac.uk/ApplyingforaGrant/HighlightNotices/Nanotoxicolog y/index.htm MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS http://www.mrc.ac.uk/ApplyingforaGrant/HighlightNotices/MultipleScler osis/index.htm MUSCULOSCELETAL RESEARCH http://www.mrc.ac.uk/ApplyingforaGrant/HighlightNotices/Musculoskelet alResearch/index.htm RESPIRATORY MEDICINE http://www.mrc.ac.uk/ApplyingforaGrant/HighlightNotices/RespiratoryMe dicine/index.htm ***GRANT SCHEMES*** RESEARCH GRANTS These awards are suitable for short- and long-term focused projects and also for broader-based research programmes. In addition, they can be used to support method development or development and continuation of research facilities, and collaborations of more than one group, or more than one institution. A Research Grant can be awarded for any period of up to five years, but those of two years or less are for proof of principle or pilot work only. http://www.mrc.ac.uk/ApplyingforaGrant/AvailableGrants/ResearchGrants /index.htm COLLABORATION GRANTS These awards are available to holders of MRC research grants, new investigator research grants and senior fellowships, who wish to promote and enhance collaboration between themselves and other researchers working in complementary research. http://www.mrc.ac.uk/ApplyingforaGrant/AvailableGrants/CollaborationG rants/index.htm OPEN LINK GRANTS Awards are designed to facilitate collaboration between academic researchers and the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry, to promote innovation and industrial competitiveness in the UK. http://www.mrc.ac.uk/ApplyingforaGrant/AvailableGrants/LINK/index.htm MRC Spring 2008 Submission Deadlines: Molecular and Cellular Medicine: 30th April Infections and Immunity: 7th May Physiological Systems and Clinical Sciences: 14th May Neurosciences and Mental Health: 21st May Health Services and Public Health Research: 28th May This document was generated by Research and Enterprise Development. For further information please contact Kathleen Sedgley (K.Sedgley@bristol.ac.uk) or visit our website; http://www.bris.ac.uk/research/
  5. 5. Doc ID: ks8252-080221 NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF HEALTH RESEARCH (NIHR), UK RESEARCH ON NANOTOXICOLOGY The Department of Health’s Policy Research Programme invites full proposals for research on nanotoxicology that will lead to an increased understanding of possible human health hazards and of risk assessment. Up to £650,000 is available, in total, for research of suitable relevance, design and quality in the following areas: •determining the characteristics of nanomaterials that confer toxicity; •inhalation studies using nanomaterials; •studies of the transfer of nanoparticles across skin. Please contact Lindsey Gaunt if you are interested in applying for this award. Deadline: registrations of interest 5pm, 13th March; full proposals 5pm, 10th April 2008 http://www.nihr-ccf.org.uk/site/callsproposals/prp/default.cfm HEALTH TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT PROGRAMME: THE EFFECTIVENESS OF HEALTH TECHNOLOGIES IN THE TOPIC AREA OF HEALTHCARE ASSOCIATED INFECTION DETAILS Department of Health (DH), UK Proposals should relate to hospital-associated infections (HAIs) associated with hospitals or occurring in the community, for example in primary care, in nursing homes or in community care. The call includes research on prevention, diagnosis and treatment and is not limited to specific patient groups or types of infection. Areas of interest might include, but are not exclusive to: the effectiveness of physical barriers to infection; the evaluation of drugs and tests for diagnosis, monitoring or treating HAIs; the use of rapid or point of care diagnostic tests; and information technology or management systems that change practice or help better manage antibiotic prescribing. Studies must include an evaluation of the effectiveness of a health technology in terms of HAIs or prevention or an associated methodological question and have patient centred outcomes. Deadline: outline proposals 1pm, 23rd April 2008 http://www.hta.ac.uk/funding/themedcalls/HAI.shtml MORE OPPORTUNITIES STEM CELL COLLABORATION DEVELOPMENT AWARD Foreign Commonwealth Office, UK The UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has recently launched a new travel grants scheme for stem cell researchers. The scheme is being administered by FCO Science and Innovation Network staff based in California. Up to £5,000 is available to UK or US-based stem cell researchers at the senior level (PI) for travel to build collaborative research projects. Deadline: 1st April 2008 http://www.britainusa.com/sf/articles_show_nt1.asp? i=41003&L1=36000&L2=36001&a=47666 MEDICAL RESEARCH GRANTS Newman Foundation, UK The Newman Foundation offers grants to support medical research and other medically related charitable endeavours. Awards should be held This document was generated by Research and Enterprise Development. For further information please contact Kathleen Sedgley (K.Sedgley@bristol.ac.uk) or visit our website; http://www.bris.ac.uk/research/
  6. 6. Doc ID: ks8252-080221 at a teaching hospital within a professorial unit. Large grants may last one to three years and generally do not exceed £40,000 per annum. The foundation also provides small grants of up to £10,000 in support of projects or the purchase of equipment. Deadline: 30th April Contact: hazel.palfreyman@bakertilly.co.uk GRANT PROGRAMME National Association for the Relief of Paget's Disease, UK The programme aims to support research that advances understanding of the causes of Paget’s disease and/or provide new insights into management of the disease and the prevention of complications. The trustees wish to particularly encourage the submission of applications that address the negative impact that Paget’s disease has on quality of life and the strategies that might be used to address this. It is expected that research projects will awarded for periods of between one to three years. Although there is not formal upper limit for funding, it is unlikely that projects with total value in excess of £100,000 will be supported. Deadline: 30th April 2008 http://www.paget.org.uk/grants.htm TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH IN CLINICAL TRIALS (TRICT) – PROSPECTIVE SAMPLE COLLECTION Cancer Research UK, UK The purpose of TRICT is to encourage: •pharmacogenomic and genetic research within cancer clinical trials; •extending and building the evidence base from phase II studies; •prospective testing of novel serum or tissue markers as prognostic factors within a clinical trial; •detection and clearance of minimal residual disease as important predictors of treatment outcome; •testing of novel non-molecular diagnostic techniques in determining treatment outcome. Deadline: 30th April and 20th August 2008 http://science.cancerresearchuk.org/gapp/clinicaltrialsfund/tricc/? version=3 RESEARCH AND DISSEMINATION GRANTS Pilgrim Trust, UK These awards support academic research and dissemination of its findings, including cataloguing within museums, galleries, libraries and archives. Applications for the costs of preparing such work for publication will be considered, but not for the publication itself. Awards may last up to three years. Part of the annual funding budget (approximately £1.5 million in total) will be set aside to fund smaller grants of up to £5,000 each. Deadline: Applications reviewed quarterly http://www.thepilgrimtrust.org.uk/ PILOT PROJECT GRANTS AND EQUIPMENT GRANTS Alzheimer's Research Trust, UK These pilot grants aim to support research which furthers understanding of the basic disease process in Alzheimer’s and related dementias, or is directed to early detection, identifying risk factors, or offers progress towards effective treatments or preventive measures. The scheme is meant for novel research ideas that if successful would lead to a major project or programme application to the ART or other funding body. Applications can be This document was generated by Research and Enterprise Development. For further information please contact Kathleen Sedgley (K.Sedgley@bristol.ac.uk) or visit our website; http://www.bris.ac.uk/research/
  7. 7. Doc ID: ks8252-080221 made for up to £30,000 for projects lasting a maximum of 24 months. Grants ranging from £10,000 - £100,000 are available for equipment. Deadline: 5pm, 18th April 2008 http://www.alzheimers-research.org.uk/research/howtoapply/ PROJECT GRANTS Motor Neurone Disease Association, UK These awards will support research of the greatest clinical or translational relevance to motor neurone disease. Grants will be offered for up to three years' duration. Proposals should not exceed £70,000 per annum and £200,000 in total over three years. Funding is available for salaries and laboratory consumables. Costs for equipment and travel expenses will be considered where they are necessary as an integral part of the project. Deadline: 9th May 2008 http://www.mndassociation.org/research/for_researchers/research_grant s/more_about.html RESEARCH GRANTS Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths, UK Grants of up to £100,000 are available for research into postneonatal infant health, morbidity and mortality. Applications should take into account recent epidemiological studies in the field, and give consideration to the relevance of psychosocial factors. Awards have a duration of up to three years. Grants may cover costs of salaries, apparatus, materials and travel. Deadline: 1st April 2008 http://www.fsid.org.uk/grant.html MORE OVERSEAS OPPORTUNITIES IASP RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM International Association for the Study of Pain, US Proposals are invited for research symposia to be held in 2009. The symposia will address topics of current interest in the basic and clinical aspects of research into pain and pain therapy. Each symposium will focus on one specific topic of pain research that will be developed in depth, covering several approaches and points of view. It is expected that each symposium will last for a maximum of three days, will include not more than 25 speakers and will be attended by not more than 200 people. IASP will sponsor the symposium and provide financial support up to a maximum of $40,000. Deadline: 15th March 2008 http://www.iasp-pain.org/AM/Template.cfm? Section=Home&Template=/CM/HTMLDisplay.cfm&ContentID=%201490 REGULAR GRANT PROGRAM Society for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, US The society will provide support for basic and clinical research in progressive supranuclear palsy. Proposals designed to collect pilot data in preparation for a federal grant application are encouraged. The maximum award is $75,000 per year for up to two years. Principal investigators will be expected to present their results at the society's annual research symposium. Deadline: April 1st and October 1st annually http://www.psp.org/page/researchgrants This document was generated by Research and Enterprise Development. For further information please contact Kathleen Sedgley (K.Sedgley@bristol.ac.uk) or visit our website; http://www.bris.ac.uk/research/
  8. 8. Doc ID: ks8252-080221 RESEARCH GRANTS Montel Williams MS Foundation, US Applications are sought from research institutions and entities worldwide whose projects aim to alleviate the symptoms of MS, and ultimately work toward a cure. The foundation's research efforts are in three primary areas: •early diagnosis and prevention of multiple sclerosis; •restoring MS depleted myelin throughout the nervous system; •development of new treatment protocols. Grants ranged from $26,000 to $100,000; most grants are in the $30,000 to $40,000 range and are renewable. The foundation does not cover administrative overhead. Deadline: 31st March 2008 http://www.montelms.org/Grants This document was generated by Research and Enterprise Development. For further information please contact Kathleen Sedgley (K.Sedgley@bristol.ac.uk) or visit our website; http://www.bris.ac.uk/research/

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