Heart Research UK Novel and Emerging Technologies Grant

Heart Research UK is now accepting outline applications for the Novel and Emerging Technologies (NET) Grant with a deadline of 1st October 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.

Please click here to view the HRUK website for more information and details of how to apply.


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

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/.

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.

Please let us know what you think!

Technology inspired innovation – Innovate UK

Innovate UK (formerly the Technology Strategy Board) have launched a competition for investment of up to £2m in feasibility studies to stimulate innovation across four enabling technology areas.

These four technology areas are: advanced materials; biosciences; electronics, sensors and photonics; and information and communications. Continue reading

2015 BMA Research Grants

The 2015 BMA Research Grants will open for applications on the BMA website from 9 December 2014 – for more information please visit bma.org.uk/researchgrants.

The BMA provide approximately £500,000 of research funding annually across ten different grants. Funding areas range from heart disease to schizophrenia to the development of clinical outcome measures. Applications are invited from medical practitioners and/or research scientists for research in progress or prospective research.

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:

Research Funding Opportunities Seminar

The R&KT Office is holding its first seminar of the academic year  TOMORROW, Thursday 2nd October,  between 1-2 pm in the IBR Seminar Room (N143).

The seminar will highlight the information we produce in the R&KT Office about funding opportunities and some of the more unusual opportunities.

Please come along if you can!  Continue reading