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
Expressions of Interest are welcomed from any bio-medically relevant project across the University looking to prove translational viability. Continue reading
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.
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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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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
Do you want to change the direction of your research to be more translational? This talk included insight from Prof Tanja Stankovic and Prof Roy Bicknell on their experiences, with examples of scientists who have adhered to translational research.
See the presentations on our events page.