Ebola Emergency Research Fund

ELRHA (Enhancing Learning & Research for Humanitarian Assistance), the Wellcome Trust and DFID (Department for International Development) have launched an emergency research fund to help combat the Ebola outbreak.


Expert research teams from around the world are invited to submit Expressions of Interest for research to better inform the management of the Ebola outbreak – currently and in the future – so that lives can be saved. Continue reading


CRUK Cancer Immunology Project Award (new call)

Cancer Immunology Project Award (new call)  CRUK

 These awards aim to catalyze research and build the UK’s research base in cancer immunology by funding immunologists in non-cancer fields.

Up to £300k is offered for up to 3 years in the area of immunology.

The awards are suitable for established independent researchers and clinicians. Continue reading

Women in Science & Engineering Networking Event

Women in Science & Engineering Networking Event, British Science Festival, Birmingham, Monday 8th September.

The Women in Science Networking Event will take place on Mon 8th Sept 6-7.30pm in the Café Aroma, Staff House at the University of Birmingham. Women scientists at all levels will be attending, as well as a number of science journalists. A representative from the Daphne Jackson Trust will open the event, and wine & canapes will be available. The networking will be followed at 8pm by a Women in Science in TV event, taking place 5 minutes walk away, which includes panelists such as Gia Milinovich, Lucy Pilkington, and Alice Roberts. Continue reading

British Science Festival – Can you prevent Rheumatoid Arthritis? 

Thursday 11th September 2014, 10.00am-11.00am

WG5, Aston Webb B Block, University of Birmingham

Prof Chris Buckley and Prof Karim Raza will present their finding on what causes rheumatoid arthritis (RA), predictive testing and preventative treatment.  2 of our local patient research partners will discuss what it’s like to live with the disease and the risk of developing RA in the future.  To book your free place, visit www.britishscienceassociation.org/british-science-festival/can-you-prevent-rheumatoid-arthritis.  For further information, email r.birch@bham.ac.uk. Continue reading

CRUK Multidisciplinary Project Award

CRUK Multidisciplinary Project Award

Currently open


These awards fund individual project proposals for collaborations between cancer researchers and scientists from engineering/physical science disciplines. Funding is for 4 years and can be worth up to £500k.  There is no co-location requirement. Continue reading

Motor Neurone Research Funding Opportunity

The Medical Research Foundation (MRF) is inviting applications for research that will increase understanding of the diseases and conditions affecting motor neurones.

Up to £1.5 million is available for this competition and applicants can decide to apply for a grant or fellowship up to £300,000 over a maximum three-year period.

The deadline for submission is 12 October 2014.

For more information, see the MRF website: www.medicalresearchfoundation.org.uk/for-researchers/funding-opportunities/motor-neurone-diseases-research/
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RCUK-CONFAP Research Partnerships Call – preliminary notice

Research Councils UK (RCUK) and the Brazilian Council of State Funding Agencies (CONFAP) are pleased to invite applications for the Newton Fund RCUK-CONFAP Research Partnerships call.

The aim of this call is to provide flexible short-term support for small-scale research and networking activities, with the objective of establishing sustainable collaborations between UK and Brazilian researchers, helping to build a community that will be better equipped to develop excellent research outcomes through this and future funding opportunities. Continue reading