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 Grantfinder in the usual way or contact the RSB Office and we will assist you.


  • Erasmus+, Calls are now open for the new Erasmus+ programmeIf you are interested in any of the areas please contact 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 projectsThese 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.

Upcoming Deadlines

  • 30 April 2014Society 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.
  • 8 May 2014Leverhulme Trust, Visiting ProfessorshipsThe objective of these awards is to enable distinguished academics based overseas to spend between three and twelve months inclusive at a UK university, primarily in order to enhance the skills of academic staff or the student body within the host institution. It is recognised that Visiting Professors may also wish to use the opportunity to further their own academic interests. The over-riding criteria for selection are first the academic standing and achievements of the visitor in terms of research and teaching, and secondly the ability of the receiving institution to benefit from the imported skills and expertise. Priority will be given to new or recent collaborative ventures.
  • 8 May 2014Leverhulme Trust, Major Research Fellowships – These awards enable well-established and distinguished researchers in the humanities and social sciences to devote themselves to a single research project of outstanding originality and significance, capable of completion within two or three years. Candidates should state explicitly what the proposed outcomes of the award will be. Fellowships are particularly aimed at those who are or have been prevented by routine duties from completing a programme of original research.
  • 14 May 2014Leverhulme Trust, Philip Leverhulme Prizes – recognise the achievement of early career researchers whose work has already attracted international recognition and whose future career is exceptionally promising. The prize scheme makes up to thirty awards of £100,000 a year, across a range of academic disciplines. For the 2014 competition the selected subject areas are:  Biological Sciences; History; Law; Mathematics and Statistics; Philosophy and Theology; Sociology and Social Policy.  The disciplines selected are intentionally broad, and nominations will be considered irrespective of a nominee’s departmental affiliation.
  • 14 May 2014:  Florence Nightingale Foundation, Research ScholarshipsThese 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.

  • 16 July 2014:  BBSRC, Flexible Interchange Programme (FLIP) for the Bioscience CommunityFLexible Interchange Programme (FLIP) supports the movement of people from one environment to a different one to exchange knowledge/technology/skills, developing bioscience research/researchers and addressing our strategic priorities.  FLIP awards provide flexible opportunities for individuals (“the interchangers”) moving between different organisations, disciplines and sectors at all stages in their career beyond the PhD (or equivalent).

NB  If you are interested in applying to this Programme, please contact the RSB Office in the first instance.

  • 1 September 2014:  Society for the Study of Addiction, Travelling  Scholarship – allows young academics and researchers working in the field of addiction to travel to international meetings, laboratories or clinics in order to further their training and experience.
  •  11 September 2014:  Leverhulme Trust, Doctoral ScholarshipsThe new Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarships scheme was announced by the Leverhulme Trust Board in January 2014 as a means to support doctoral studies in UK universities and to nurture the future generation of aspiring young researchers.  Itoffers ten grants of £1 million each to fund full-time scholarships for doctoral study in a subject area of the applicant university’s choice.
  • 30 September 2014:  Society for Applied Microbiology, Research Development FundThis fund is available for SfAM members supervising a postgraduate research student. Both the applicant and student must be members of SfAM. The fund will support consumables or a small piece of equipment required to complete their studies in the area of applied microbiology. The award will be up to the value of £2500. Eligible persons will be supervising a postgraduate student who has no funding from any additional source. The closing date for this award is the end of September each year.
  • 30 September 2014:  Society for Applied Microbiology, New Lecturer Research GrantEligible applicants must have been full members of SfAM for at least two years, a newly appointed (within three years of the start of the position) lecturer, in their first permanent academic appointment in a higher education institution.  Applicants need not necessarily be a Microbiology lecturer but their research field should be in the field of Applied Microbiology.  Up to a maximum of £10,000 is available. Full economic cost will not be funded and the award will be made to the institution and not the individual.

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