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.
25 March 2013: Society for Applied Microbiology, Conference Studentship – The Society offers studentships to enable Full Student members to attend the Society Summer Conference. These grants cover registration, accommodation, meals (where appropriate) and modest travel expenses. Preference is given to students contributing to the meeting, usually by offering a paper or poster, who have not previously received this award.
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.
22 May 2013: Health Services and Delivery Research Programme – Under the researcher-led workstream, the HS&DR Programme will fund research to improve the quality, effectiveness and accessibility of the NHS. This includes both primary research and evidence syntheses, depending on the existing research and the most appropriate way of responding to important knowledge gaps. The aim is to fund research that will lead to improvements in health services that will be of greatest benefit to the NHS and to patients.
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.
12 July 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. Funding is worth up to £210,000 over three or five years.
14 August 2013: Marie Curie Individual Fellowships – The last call for Marie Curie – Individual Fellowships opens on 14March with a closing date of 14 August. This covers the Intra-European Fellowships (IEF), International Incoming Fellowships (IIF) and International Outgoing Fellowships (IOF). Please see the link below for guidance for last years’ calls, for your information. The guidance for this year will be along very similar lines. http://www.ukro.ac.uk/mariecurie/schemes_indiv/Pages/closed_calls.aspx
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.