Research funding opportunities for 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.
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 July 2013: DoH, including NIHR, Senior Investigators – This aims to attract, develop and retain the best research professionals in the NIHR to conduct clinical and applied health and social care research. Senior investigators will receive an award of £15,000 per year to support their research work, and their institution will receive a further £75,000.
31 July 2013: Healthcare Infection Society, Small Research Grants – These 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 Fellowships – This 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.
4 September 2013: DoH, including NIHR, Innovation Challenge Prize for Dementia – This aims to identify innovative ways of integrating dementia care by redesigning services around the needs of patients, improving diagnosis and reducing both the number of hospital attendances and the amount of time patients spend in hospital. An anticipated number of up to three winners will share the the prize fund of £150,000.
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 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.
7 October 2013: Queen’s Nursing Institute, Fund for Innovation and Leadership – The 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.
18 October 2013: British Infection Association, Travel Awards – These awards are intended to support travel to major national or international meetings, in particular ASM, ICAAC, IDSA and ECCMID, in order to present original research where an abstract has already been accepted. Awards are open to UK- and Ireland-based clinical and non-clinical trainees in infection or infection-related specialities who have an abstract accepted at an intended conference. PhD students must have a letter of support from their supervisor. One award in November is reserved for an overseas trainee registered with abstract accepted for the FIS conference. Awards may be claimed in arrears within one year of the event. Awards are worth up to £750.
31 October 2013: Burdett 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.
30 November 2013: Maudsley Charity, Research Grants – The Maudsley Charity invites applications for its research grants. These support innovative, early-stage applied research into mental health. Grants are worth up to £125,000 for up to three years.
11 January 2014 (forecast): British Association of Occupational Therapists, Research Priority Grants – This scheme is anticipated to be particularly suited for pump priming, pilot studies and pre-protocol work in the field of occupational therapy. Projects must clearly address one of the college’s research priority areas. Principal investigators and co-applicants must be BAOT members at the time of proposal submission. It is expected that a range of collaborating applicants will be included in the proposal in order to demonstrate the skills mix needed to meet professional research priorities. Grants are worth up to £80,000 for a maximum period of three years.
11 January 2014 (forecast): British Association of Occupational Therapists, Research Career Development Grant – This supports doctoral or early postdoctoral study with the aim of building a cadre of occupational therapy researchers with the skills and ability to become future research leaders. Lead and co-applicant must be BAOT members at the time of proposal submission. It is anticipated that, particularly at postdoctoral level, applicants would wish to include details of collaborative partnerships with other researchers who will be contributing to the proposed project. Two grants are available, each worth up to £10,000, for a maximum period of three years.
31 January 2014: Society for Academic Primary Care – Yvonne Carter Award – This 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 Scholarship – This award, of up to £7,500, aims to enable nurses in clinical nursing to undertake further education, research or a clinical project.