MDS Project Managers’ Forum – Managing EU Projects

Further to the inaugural MDS Project Managers’ Forum which took place in September 2014, the next meeting has now been arranged for Tuesday, 13 January 2015 in UG05, Learning Centre starting at 11:00 am.  The focus for the meeting will be Managing EU Projects. Continue reading


Heart Research UK NET Grant Application Deadline

Heart Research UK is accepting outline applications for the Novel and Emerging Technologies (NET) Grant this month with a deadline of 6th January 2015.

Applicants can apply for funding of up to £250,000 to develop a novel and emerging technology or a new application of an existing technology.

For more details of how to apply and further information please see the HRUK website:

INSPIRE: 2nd Networking Dinner

INSPIRE is an initiative run by the Academy of Medical Sciences. The programme aims to nurture interest in clinical academic careers.

On Wednesday, 26 November the 2nd INSPIRE Networking Dinner was held at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.  46 medical students, from all years and programmes, who have shown a genuine interest in a career in academic medicine, were nominated to attend by Programme Leads. Continue reading

Pancreatic Cancer UK Research Funding Opportunity

Pancreatic Cancer UK invite applications for the Research Innovation Fund.  The fund is intended to spur creative and cutting edge ideas and approaches in pancreatic cancer, including those successful in other areas of cancer that have justifiable promise for pancreatic cancer.  Applications are invited for innovative approaches to the biology, treatment and diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.

Funding: up to £75,000 over 12 months (£500K total available for 2015)

Closing date: Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Further information:

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CRUK calls on non-cancer immunologists to apply for the Cancer Immunology Project Awards

These exciting awards support work building on  understanding of the role of the immune system in cancer.  They provide 3 years of funding, that can be used to fund scientific posts and associated running costs.

The Awards encourage immunologists from outside the field of cancer to apply their research to the disease.  This area of research is already leading to new treatments.

Deadline for final submission 18 May 2015.

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Last Chance (deadline 5th December) – Arts & Science Festival – Call for events

The University of Birmingham’s Art & Science Festival will return for its third year in 2015. Running Monday 16 – Sunday 22 March 2015 and themed ‘Sight & Sound’, the festival will be a free programme showcasing culture, research and collaboration at the University through talks, exhibition, performances, workshops and screenings. 

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NIHR – Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME) Programme – Commissioned and Researcher-led calls

Commissioned call for research proposals:

Researchers are invited to submit applications in the following topic areas:

  • 14/199 – Major Trauma (webinar 12/01/15 – book now)
    14/200 – Bone metabolism including parathyroid disorders
    14/201 – Inflammatory bowel disease (webinar 08/01/15 – book now)
    14/202 – Mechanisms of actions of health intervention (webinar 12/12/14 – book now)
    14/203 – Applied research into mesothelioma
    14/204 – Novel endoscopic optical imaging interventions and technologies
    14/205 – Mechanisms of isolated traumatic brain injury

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EU Happy Hour – Wednesday, 21st January IBR Common Room 4 – 5pm

80 billion Euros are available under the EU Horizon 2020 programme!  Do you want to find out which EU funding opportunity is tailored for you?  Or have you already found out the prefect call but have no previous experience in applying?  Indeed, the array of different streams and rules about international partnerships, industrial engagement, costings etc can seem overwhelming.  Do you wish there was an easy way to find out more information with a minimum of effort and a maximum return?

Well, worry no more … Continue reading