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.

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.

Welcome Trust, Arts awards – small to medium sized projects These support imaginative and experimental arts projects that investigate biomedical science. The scheme aims to:
•stimulate interest and debate about biomedical science through the arts; •examine the social, cultural and ethical impact of biomedical science;
•support formal and informal learning; •encourage new ways of thinking; •encourage interdisciplinary practice and collaborative partnerships in arts, science or education practice.
Projects must involve the creation of new artistic work and have biomedical scientific input into the process, either through a scientist taking on an advisory role or through direct collaboration. The scheme is open to a wide range of people including artists, scientists, curators, filmmakers, writers, producers, directors, academics, science communicators, teachers, arts workers and education officers. Applicants must be based in the UK or Republic of Ireland and the activity must take place in the UK or RoI. Eligible candidates are usually affiliated to organisations, but may apply as individuals.
Up to £30,000 is available for projects lasting a maximum of three years to support the development of new project ideas, deliver small-scale productions or workshops, investigate methods of engagement through the arts or develop collaborative relationships between artists and scientists.

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:  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.

2 September 2013:  Rank Prize Funds, Nutrition Committee New Investigator Awards These support any aspect of research that will further the career of a newly-appointed lecturer, researcher or fellow with their own independent support, working in a UK institution within the first two years of such an appointment.  Applicants should normally be within three and nine years from their PhD.  Funding is worth up to £20,000 over a maximum of two years. Shortlisted applicants will receive economy-class travel expenses to make a short presentation at the nutrition committee in London.

23 September 2013: HEA, Mike Baker doctoral programme Funding is available for doctoral studentships that support the academy’s research strategy of developing pedagogical knowledge and evidence-based practice in higher education. The following conditions apply:
•the proposed topic should be discipline-specific learning and teaching research or interdisciplinary and generic pedagogical research, and should have a clear benefit to either practice or to policy on practice;
•a supportive environment for the student and completion and delivery of research outcomes are a high priority;
•dissemination of research outcomes are fundamental to both the HEA and the wider community and should be identified clearly in any application.
Studentships are intended for students who hold a masters degree and are capable of undertaking high-quality research. Supervisors in UK higher education institutions that subscribe to the HEA are eligible to apply.
Funding will be provided for up to three years of full-time study. Funding covers fees, maintenance and research skills development and is worth £20,172 per year in London, or £18,172 per year outside of London.

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.

7 October 2013:  Queen’s Nursing Institute, Fund for Innovation and LeadershipThe Queen’s Nursing Institute and the Burdett Trust for Nursing invite applications for their fund for innovation and leadership. This supports projects focusing on a new and direct clinical intervention that will improve services and develop practice in the care of patients at home or in the community. Projects can be led by community nurses, midwives or health visitors and must:  •be based in the community; •clearly identify and evidence need; •include innovative ways of working; •involve users in the development.  All nurses working in clinical practice in a community setting across any specialty are invited to apply. Applicants must be directly involved in the delivery of the project. Team applications are particularly encouraged. Grants of up to £5000 are available.

31 October 2013Burdett Trust for Nursing, Bursaries – The Burdett Bursary programme aims to enable nurses, midwives and allied health professionals to undertake postgraduate studies to further their professional development and enhance their knowledge and practical skills base. Bursaries of up to £5,000 are available to help with the costs of postgraduate study in a UK academic department. Grants are available to support nurses1 undertaking a Masters in Nursing (MSc), Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing (PG Cert), Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing (PG Dip) or other MSc programmes relevant to their professional group on a full-time or part-time basis.

31 January 2014:  Society for Academic Primary Care – Yvonne Carter AwardThis award supports the international development of young researchers in primary care and enables them to travel for research. The award is worth £1,000.

28 February 2014:  Royal College of Nursing, Barbers Company Clinical Nursing ScholarshipThis award, of up to £7,500, aims to enable nurses in clinical nursing to undertake further education, research or a clinical project.

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