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.


  • New fund launched – The Newton Fund

This fund will distribute £375 million evenly over the next five years to projects aimed at development and capacity building projects between the UK and a number of partner countries. The countries involved are China, India, Brazil, South Africa, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Turkey, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines, Egypt and Kazakhstan. Project calls  for each country will be based along themes selected by each country and cover a wide variety of topics, whilst multi-country calls focus on researcher and network development.  For more information, see here:
you are interested in making an application to the Newton Fund, please contact the RSB Office to discuss your potential project. 

Recently opened

  • 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.
    Visit the UK site here:
  • 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 focused on supporting the nursing contribution to healthcare.  All projects must be focused 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 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
  • 14 January 2015: HEA, National Teaching Fellowship Scheme Fellowship scheme which recognises and rewards individuals who have had an outstanding impact on student learning and the teaching profession

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