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 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.
Erasmus+, Calls are now open for the new Erasmus+ programme. If you are interested in any of the areas please contact RSB@northampton.ac.uk for assistance. Further information can be obtained from the Erasmus + website
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.
21 February 2014: Wellcome Trust Engagement Fellowships Fellowships designed to support and develop individuals involved in engaging the public with biomedical science and science humanities.
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.
1 March 2014: Society 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. Awards will support visits one to four weeks of duration at a maximum amount of £1,000 per week.
6 March 2014: The Leverhulme Trust, Early Career Fellowship Early Career Fellowships aim to provide career development opportunities for those who are at a relatively early stage of their academic careers, but who have a proven record of research. The expectation is that Fellows should undertake a significant piece of publishable work during their tenure, and that the Fellowships should lead to a more permanent academic position. Applications are welcomed in any discipline. Approximately eighty Fellowships will be available in 2014. Fellowships can be held at universities or at other institutions of higher education in the UK.
The Trust will contribute 50% of each Fellow’s total salary costs up to a maximum of £23,000 per annum and the balance is to be paid by the host institution. Given the prestige of the awards each Fellow may request annual research expenses of up to £6,000 to further his or her research activities
4 April 2014: Alzheimer’s Research UK, Pilot Project Grants – funding for small innovative research projects and pilot studies, of a maximum duration of two years, which will contribute to the improved diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Pilot Project grants aim to foster novel research ideas that may lead to the possibility of Major Project/Programme applications.
30 April 2014: Society for Applied Microbiology, W H Pierce Prize – The Society for Applied Microbiology invites nominations for the WH Pierce memorial prize. The prize rewards an outstanding young microbiologist under the age of 40 who has made a substantial contribution to the science. Nominations may be submitted by full members only. The prize is worth £3,000.
15 May 2014 (forecast): 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. The foundation will also consider postdoctoral nursing research projects. All projects must involve clinically focused research and must be able to demonstrate impact on patient care. Scholarships are available to all British and Commonwealth nurses and midwives currently registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and working in the UK.
In addition, there are also scholarships available in partnership with the London Network for Nurses and Midwives to support nurses and midwives working within London in an organisation providing patient care funded by the NHS, and with the Teenage Cancer Trust and Raisa Gorbachev Foundation for nurses working in the clinical specialty of teenage cancer within an organisation providing NHS-funded care anywhere in the UK. Scholarships are worth up to £5,000.