Academy of Medical Sciences Opportunities

3 opportunities from the Academy of Medical Sciences

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Festival of Graduate Research, College of Medical and Dental Sciences

Festival of Graduate Research

College of Medical and Dental Sciences

Tuesday, 31st March 2015

Leonard Deacon Lecture Theatre and Wolfson Common Room

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NEW – Translational Grants from the British Heart Foundation

The BHF have recently launched their Translational Grants which aim to accelerate the pre-clinical development of cardiovascular technologies, comprising

  • therapeutics, including the repurposing of existing therapeutics for a novel cardiovascular indication,
  • devices,
  • diagnostics including biomarkers,
  • imaging technologies,
  • algorithms and computer modelling

They hope to de-risk each technology for a relatively small sum (proposals in the region of £250k are welcomed) to increase attractiveness for external follow-on-funding.

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Health Foundation Innovating for Improvement programme launched 13th January

Funding available for innovations to improve health care

The Health Foundation has £1.5 million available for up to 20 teams to test and develop innovative ideas to improve health care delivery in the UK.  If you are interested, visit <> for further information.

The deadline for applications is 12 noon, 10 February 2015

Funding Calendars are available

The new Research Funding Calendars are available on the Research and Knowledge Transfer page here.  We have added International and Translational opportunities to the set of calendars.

The new calendars are in Microsoft Excel so that you can filter by funder or deadline, and each scheme has a comment box with more information, which is visible when you hover the mouse over the scheme name.

Comments welcome!

2015 ~ Welcome Back

I hope everybody enjoyed relaxing Christmas breaks, and came back full of newfound enthusiasm as we hit the ground running in the New Year. Whether you’re wondering what the results of the REF mean (there are some excellent – albeit slightly gloomy! – articles in Research Fortnight here); thinking about new funding schemes available from the Wellcome Trust (with more to come in the next few months, according to their 2014 annual report) and others such as the MRC’s new Industry Asset Sharing Initiative or pondering the broader underpinning messages of the Government’s new Science & Innovation Strategy (a nice quick overview from the Society of Biology here and a good blog post through LSE here); there is clearly plenty to be thinking about. Continue reading