Funding Calendar Updates

New Funding Calendars available online:

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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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New Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation call

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is now inviting applications to Grand Challenges Explorations, which has awarded over 1070 grants in over 58 countries to date.

Grand Challenges Explorations seeks innovative global health and development solutions. Applicants can be at any experience level; in any discipline; and from any organization, including universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations as well as for-profit companies. Continue reading

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

Highlight Notices

Don’t forget to check funder websites for highlight notices. These are intended to stimulate proposals under specified themes or strategic priorities in order to rapidly advance thinking or collaboration in these areas. Highlight notices are offered as opportunities within existing research schemes and are therefore assessed under the same criteria and assessment process.

To get started, have a look at the current MRC highlight notices.