College of Medical and Dental Sciences Fellowship Scheme

The College of Medical and Dental Sciences is proud to be offering a fellowship programme for outstanding clinical and non-clinical researchers who wish to apply for independent research fellowships funded by organisations such as the EU, Research Councils UK, the Wellcome Trust, other research charities such as CRUK, BHF and Arthritis Research UK, and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).  We would expect you to align with our key strengths in the following areas:  Immunity, Infection and Inflammation, Cancer, Applied Health Research, Metabolism and Reproduction and Cardiovascular Sciences.

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Kay Kendall Leukaemia Fund – Intermediate Research Fellowships (4 years)

The principle objective of The Kay Kendall Leukaemia Fund Intermediate Research Fellowship programme is to facilitate the careers of truly outstanding biomedical scientists by allowing them to gain experience in an international centre of excellence prior to establishing an independent research group of their own.  Deadline 17th  April 2015. Continue reading

Fellowship Opportunity L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science UK & Ireland Fellowships

Applications for the 2015 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science UK & Ireland Fellowships are now being received.  Five Fellowships will be awarded to outstanding female scientists to assist them with their research.  The Fellowships, each worth £15,000, are tenable at any UK University or Research Institute to support a 12-month period of research. Continue reading

Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship scheme

The Royal Society’s Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship scheme is now open for applications (closing date 12 Jan 2015).

This scheme provides funding for outstanding, early-career scientists in the UK who require a flexible working pattern due to personal circumstances such as parenting or caring responsibilities or health issues. To find out more information including case studies about current holders, visit: https://royalsociety.org/grants/schemes/dorothy-hodgkin/.

Call for Proposals: BCH Research Foundation awards

BCH Research Foundation awards up to £350k annually for research at or in collaboration with BCH or Birmingham Women’s Hospital.  This year’s deadline is 24th November.

Funding will be available under the categories of:
1. ‘Springboard’ Paediatric Research Fellowships
2. ‘Springboard’ Nursing and Allied Health Care Professionals Research Fellowships
3. One PhD studentship for a trainee health, social or biological sciences graduate
4. Research projects
5. Small project grants for limited complete research proposals
6. One nursing award

For further information about BCHRF see http://www.bch.nhs.uk/story/research-foundation and for this year’s call for proposals see:
http://www.bch.nhs.uk/sites/bch/files/bchrf_call_2014-15.pdf

Research Design Service West Midlands Fellowship Event

RDS WM are hosting a Fellowship Event on Friday 24 October 2014, 9.30 am – 1.00 pm

The Learning Centre, University of Birmingham

The event will provide an overview of the current NIHR Fellowship schemes and insights into the requirements of the interview panel.  Lessons learned from previous fellowship applications will be shared and there will be an opportunity to present to a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style panel of experienced researchers.

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Marie Curie fellowships – attracting researchers to Birmingham

Are you looking for funding for a postdoc, visiting researchers or research fellow?

The European Commission has launched a call for Marie Curie fellowships as part of the Horizon 2020 Programme.

You can use the scheme to attract good researchers to Birmingham from Europe and anywhere in world. The newly launched schemes includes the following changes from the last round:

  • They will fund an extra 350 fellowships this year compared to the last call, which is likely to ensure a minimum official success rate of 20%.
  • The proposal has now been reduced to 10 pages from 25 pages.
  • You can arrange for fellows to visit any non-academic organisation during the period of their fellowship.

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