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.


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  • The Erasmus+ programme for 2014-2020 has been launched. Part of Horizon2020, it aims to boost skills and employability, as well as modernising Education, Training, and Youth work. The seven year programme will have a budget of €14.7 billion; a 40% increase compared to current spending levels, reflecting the EU’s commitment to investing in these areas.

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  • 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.
  • Burdett Trust for Nursing, Small Grants Programme This programme will make small grants to projects that are nurse-led and focussed on supporting the nursing contribution to healthcare.  All projects must be focussed on improving care for patients through nursing and may include multi-professional or team-working interventions.  Projects may involve clinical care, environment of care, social care, leadership and/or education.
  • Leverhulme Research Project Grants Offering up to £500,000 over five years for research on a topic of the applicant’s choice. Grants cover salary and research costs directly associated with the project. Submit a first-stage outline application at any time.

Upcoming deadlines

The application deadlines for the following funds are approaching:

  • 17 October 2014: MRC, Confidence in Concept Scheme. Funding available to Higher Education Institutions and other research institutes to support the earliest stages of multiple translational research projects
  • 21 October 2014: DFID/MRC, Joint Global Research Programme: Women’s and Children’s Health (Newton Fund) Funding available to support global health research projects bringing together researchers from the UK, India and low-income countries and addressing major health needs of women and children in low resource settings.
  • 17 October 2014: RCUK/CONFAP Research Partnership Calls. Research Councils UK (RCUK) and the Brazilian Council of State Funding Agencies (CONFAP) are pleased to invite applications for the Newton Fund RCUK-CONFAP Research Partnerships call.
    The aim of this call is to provide flexible short-term support for small-scale research and networking activities, with the objective of establishing sustainable collaborations between UK and Brazilian researchers, helping to build a community that will be better equipped to develop excellent research outcomes through this and future funding opportunities.
    Applications that address the following areas are particularly welcomed:
      Urban transformations
       Food energy water environment nexus
       Biodiversity and ecosystems resilience
       Economic development and welfare reform
    Applications across all research areas will also be eligible, as long as they make a strong case for UK-Brazil collaboration and meet the eligibility requirements associated with Official Development Assistance
  • 14 November 2014 NICE Fellows and Scholars programme Fellowships and scholarships are offered to health and social care professionals within the UK to work with the NICE organisation. Fellows will act as an ambassador for NICE to promote its aims and guidance within the wider health and social care community. Scholarships will support a one-year improvement project, related to NICE guidance, within the applicant’s organisation
  • 17 November 2014: Stroke Association, Senior/Clinical Lectureship for Nurses & Allied Health Professionals. Lectureship funding programme designed to provide secure and stable long term funding for senior/ nurses and allied health professionals who wish to develop an active research career in stroke research and clinical practice.
  • 27 November 2014: AHRC Digital Transformations Small Grants Funding call for innovative, ambitious projects which aim to explore the potential for digital environments to facilitate collaborative research and dialogue between practice-based research in the arts, and other forms of research across the arts and humanities.
  • 17 December 2014: NIHR Research Professorships Professorship programme designed to allow outstanding individuals in the early part of their careers to lead research and to promote effective translation of research, so to strengthen research leadership at the highest academic levels.
  • 19 December 2014: EPSRC MeDe Innovation – Fresh Ideas Fund Small grants available to develop short or small projects that identify key challenges in medical device manufacturing (Class III, musculoskeletal) and lead to larger projects being funded by national and global funding sources

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