Research Funding Opportunities – School of Health
This post provides information on the latest funding opportunities for your School. You will still be able to conduct your own searches via Research Professional and Grantfinder in the usual way or contact the RSB Office and we will assist you. Information on current calls with no deadlines is available on the RSBO web pages. In order to monitor use of the blog could you please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘accessed Health’ in the subject line.
8 February 2013: Stroke Association, Project Grants – These support the entire spectrum of stroke research, from prevention and risk factors through to treatment and rehabilitation in an acute setting and, longer term, in the community. Proposals may be submitted under one of the following streams:
•clinical trial project grants – these support the early phases of trials and the creation of UK centres for large, international clinical trials in stroke medicine;
•community care project grants – these support research investigating how the long-term care of stroke survivors in the community can be improved;
•developmental research project grants – these support projects that fall outside the remit of community care and do not incorporate clinical trials. Applications in the fields of epidemiology, prevention, diagnosis, imaging, childhood stroke, medical and surgical therapy, assessment and rehabilitation are particularly welcome.
Grants are worth up to £70,000 per year for a maximum of three years. In very exceptional circumstances, grants may be awarded for up to five years.
1 March 2013: Society for Applied Microbiology, Laboratory fellowship – These fellowships are available to members of staff at microbiology laboratories wishing to travel to other laboratories to learn new scientific techniques and technologies. Awards will support visits one to four weeks of duration at a maximum amount of £1,000 per week.
1 March 2013: Society for the Study of Addiction, Travelling Scholarship – The aim of this scholarship programme is to enable a younger member of the society to travel to international meetings, laboratories or clinics in order to further their training. Up to £2,500 is available.
28 March 2013: Wellcome Trust, Society Awards – These support projects that enable the public to explore biomedical science, its impact on society and culture, its historical roots and the ethical questions that it raises. Awards are for amounts over £30,000 for up to three years.
31 March 2013: Burdett Trust for Nursing, Bursaries – These bursaries are available to registered nurses, midwives and allied health professionals undertaking postgraduate study in their field in an academic department in the UK. The maximum amount available is £5,000.
30 April 2013: Society for Applied Microbiology, W H Pierce Prize – The prize rewards an outstanding young microbiologist under the age of 40 who has made a substantial contribution to the science. The prize is worth £3,000.
15 May 2013: Florence Nightingale Foundation, Research Scholarships – These enable a scholar to engage in nursing and midwifery research, including courses in research methods, research modules, or a dissertation or thesis as part of an academic course of study. Funding is worth up to £5,000.
30 June 2013: Society for Applied Microbiology, Hardship Research Grant – This grant is available to members of the society studying towards a doctoral degree in applied microbiology. The funds may be used to contribute towards university fees and are of value of £3,000 per year for a maximum of three years.
1 July 2013: Florence Nightingale Foundation, Travel Scholarships – These provide UK-based nurses and midwives with an opportunity to study practice in the UK or abroad to enhance patient care in the UK. Travel scholarships are worth up to £5,000.
5 July 2013: Bupa Foundation, Philip Poole-Wilson Seed Corn Fund – This is awarded to healthcare professionals involved in research or university-based researchers with an interest in health or social care to develop new ideas. Applications can be made for research that aims to: •drive action to prevent or alleviate chronic disease or the adverse elements of ageing, and to promote wellbeing; •lead to the sustained uptake of healthy lifestyles; •measurably improve public health to a significant degree. Each application must be made either by a researcher beginning their research career or must include such a researcher on the team and contribute meaningfully to their development and training. Priority will be given to applications from young or new researchers who have not previously been funded. The budget is £200,000 per year, with individual awards worth up to £20,000 for a period of up to one year.
30 September 2013: Society for Applied Microbiology, Research Development Fund – These are available to members of the society supervising postgraduate students and may be used to support consumables or small pieces of equipment. The value of funding will be up to £2,500.
30 September 2013: Society for Applied Microbiology, New Lecturer Research Grant – This enables newly appointed lecturers, no more than three years into their first academic appointment in a higher education institute, to conduct microbiological research. Applicants should be current full members of the society of at least two years’ standing. The award is not available to research fellows or postdoctoral researchers. Up to £10,000 is available.