Research Funding Opportunities – School of Health

rsbo-logoThis 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.

Dunhill Medical Trust, Older People – The Dunhill Medical Trust invites applications for research grants with a focus on older people. Applications in the following areas are welcome: diseases and issues of ageing; the care and environment of older people; disabilities that affect older people; rehabilitation of older people; initiatives aimed at evaluating and improving patient care or public health; areas where it is difficult to attract funding; pilot studies. Applications can be made at any time.

Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland, Minor Research Awards.  Funding is available for small-scale projects, including applications from nurses, AHPs and students. Projects should demonstrate the potential to improve patient care for people affected by chest, heart and stroke illness, and / or promote better health.Pilot studies that have the potential for stimulating larger scale research work would be particularly welcome. Minor awards are considered every two months.

 30 April 2013Society for Applied Microbiology, W H Pierce PrizeThe 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.

3 May 2013Burdett Trust for Nursing, Delivering dignity through empowered leadership grants – These support projects that address the dignity of care of older people within the hospital or care home environment or within services which provide integrated care between home, hospital and care home. Grants are worth up to £200,000.

15 May 2013Florence 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 2013Health Services and Delivery Research ProgrammeUnder 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. 

31 May 2013British Council, UGC-UKIERI Thematic Partnerships – These facilitate collaborations between faculties and researchers, and enable registered PhD students and postdoctoral researchers in India and the UK to undertake short-term visits to work on research projects. Funds are available for partnerships of up to two years in duration and provide a maximum of £60,000 equivalent in INR.

1 June 2013Society for Applied Microbiology, Laboratory Fellowship Grant – These fellowships are available to members of staff at microbiology laboratories wishing to travel to other laboratories to learn new scientific techniques and technologies. Applicants or their employers should be members of the society. Awards will support visits of one to four weeks in duration at a maximum amount of £1,000 per week.

30 June 2013Society 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 2013Florence 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 FundThis 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.

31 July 2013Healthcare Infection Society, Small Research GrantsThese support work on the subject of healthcare infection control, to be carried out in the UK or Eire. Grants are worth up to £10,000.

14 August 2013:  14 August 2013:  Marie Curie Individual FellowshipsThis covers the Intra-European Fellowships (IEF), International Incoming Fellowships (IIF) and International Outgoing Fellowships (IOF).

1 September 2013:  Society for the Study of Addiction, Travelling Scholarships – 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. Members under the age of 40 with no more than five years of postdoctoral experience are eligible. Up to £2,500 is available.

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 2013Society 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.

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