NEW – Proximity to Discovery: Industry Engagement Fund – NOW OPEN

UoB recently secured funding from the MRC’s new Proximity to Discovery: Industry Engagement Fund (PtD).   This fund will aim to support individual mobility to enable early engagement with industry as well as placement opportunities with businesses that could accelerate the translational potential of your work.  Work must be biomedically relevant and support the MRC’s remit.

The University will deliver PtD through 2 main schemes: Continue reading


CRUK calls on non-cancer immunologists to apply for the Cancer Immunology Project Awards

These exciting awards support work building on  understanding of the role of the immune system in cancer.  They provide 3 years of funding, that can be used to fund scientific posts and associated running costs.

The Awards encourage immunologists from outside the field of cancer to apply their research to the disease.  This area of research is already leading to new treatments.

Deadline for final submission 18 May 2015.

Find more information at

Translational fun(ding) day

Thank you to everyone who came along to the recent translational funding event, where we had speakers from BBSRC, BHF, CRUK, MRC and The Wellcome Trust.  Feedback has been very positive, both from the academics and the funders involved.

We will be arranging similar networking opportunities in the future and would like to hear which funders you are interested in meeting.  Presentations from the day can be requested from your Tech Transfer Officer, Claire Fenlon (

Translational Funding Event – Thursday 10th July

Unlock the translational potential of your research

On Thursday 10th July, the College of Medical & Dental Sciences are hosting a Translational Funding Event to raise awareness around what translational funding is available, which may appropriate for you, and at what stage you should be considering external translational funding schemes. Continue reading