Birmingham Dental School on TV!!

Back in November the Peridontal Research Group helped in making a TV programme ‘The Truth about Teeth’.  You may have seen part one, broadcast on 4th June.  Part two features our very own Peridontal Research Group and will be broadcast on 11th June 9 pm.

In addition to flagging this up for you to watch we’d also like to encourage you and your friends and family to participate in our evaluation of the programme.  We’re looking for people to fill out two surveys – one before and one after watching the programme.  Want to join in?  Please follow this link:


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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MRC-Arthritis Research Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research (CMAR)

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The CMAR is a collaborative research venture between Birmingham and Nottingham Universities that aims to understand how ageing results in loss of musculoskeletal function and to use this knowledge to intervene and minimise age-related musculoskeletal decline and disease.  The major focus of our interventions is on exercise and diet, incorporating motivational psychology research to underpin improved uptake and adherence to lifestyle changes.

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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

West Midlands Clinical Academic Internship Programme (CAIP)

Birmingham Health Partners is delighted to announce the launch of the second West Midlands Clinical Academic Internship Programme (CAIP) aimed specifically at non-medical clinicians who are thinking about embarking on a clinical academic career and undertaking their own research. Applications are now open and close on the 14th November 2014.

For more information please refer to

Clinical Academic Internship Programme – Flyer

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 and for this year’s call for proposals see: