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Funding opportunities

This page contains a list of current funding opportunities offered by other societies and organisations.  If you would like to advertise a funding opportunity on this page, please contact Glyn Jones.

Funding opportunities are removed once the application deadline has passed.

You may also find it useful to have a look at our jobs board. In addition to the specific opportunities below, the following websites contain information on sources of funding.

For information relating to funding postgraduate courses and research in the UK:

For information on research funding and fellowship opportunities at all levels in the UK and internationally:

Funding Opportunities

Clinical Academic Research Partnerships

The scheme pilots a new mechanism for NHS consultants with a PhD or MD (or equivalent higher research degree) who are not currently research active to participate in collaborative high-quality research partnerships with established leading biomedical researchers.

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MRC
UKRI GCRF Health and Context call 2019 - outline

The UKRI GCRF Health and Context call is seeking proposals for interdisciplinary research addressing wider contextual factors contributing to the burden of infectious and non-communicable diseases (NCDs). These factors may include social, cultural, historical, and religious beliefs and practices, or wider biological, ecological and environmental factors. They want to fund consortia conducting ambitious research that:

  • goes beyond description to determine causal relationships between contextual influences and health
  • develops or tests feasible interventions that are sensitive to or mitigate contextual influences on health.

Via the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), UKRI will support impactful, three-year research projects of value between £1-2 million (at 80% FEC for UK costs, 100% FEC for overseas costs). This call is being led jointly by the Medical Research Council, Economic & Social Research Council, Arts & Humanities Research Council, Natural Environment Research Council, and Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, and applications may fall within the remit of any of, or across, these councils.

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UKRI
Medical Research Foundation: Lupus and lupus-related conditions

The Medical Research Foundation is inviting applications from mid-career researchers, who have the potential to be the research leaders of the future, to support research that will increase understanding of the disease mechanisms underlying lupus. Applications are welcomed from UK-based researchers who are seeking to make a transition to research independence. Funding may support research that will increase understanding of the disease mechanisms underpinning lupus, identify risk factors specifically linked to lupus, and improve diagnosis, treatment and management of the disease. Applicants may apply for up to £300,000 over a maximum of a three-year period.

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Medical Research Foundation
BactiVac Catalyst Pump-Priming Funds

The BactiVac catalyst funds are flexible, typically up to £50,000 and expect to provide deliverables within 6 months post-award. Following the award of up to £1 million of additional funding from the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC)’s Global AMR Innovation Fund (GAMRIF), they are particularly interested in funding projects that advance the ability to tackle the global challenge of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) through the development of vaccines against bacterial pathogens. The BactiVac Network will be able to provide additional advice as to where to access follow-on funding and how to progress the project. This catalyst funding scheme will be run up to August 2021 with calls for proposals prioritising projects that: facilitate onward progression of bacterial vaccines along the pipeline to licensure; offer robust solutions to overcome the difficult preclinical to clinical transition; involve BactiVac partnerships, particularly new partnerships, with a long-term work plan; include LMICs and/or industrial partners; demonstrate a clear pathway to impact; have realistic plans in place to demonstrate intellectual property (IP) has been considered; include plans for achieving further substantive funding at the end of the project.

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BactiVac
BMA Foundation for Medical Research – grant categories 2019

All the BMA Foundation for Medical Research grants have National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) partnership status.

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Varied
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British Medical Association
Medical Research Council (MRC) - variety of fellowships, career development awards and research grants

A variety of fellowships, career development awards and research grants opportunities offered by the Medical Research Council.

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Varied
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Medical Research Council
Antibodies.com Travel Grants Programme

Each quarter, Antibodies.com offers a travel grant up to £500 to help cover the cost of attending a conference.

These travel grants are open to PhD candidates, lab managers, and post-docs from academic research institutions in the US or Europe. The grant is intended to help cover the costs of registration, accommodation, and travel to a conference of choice.

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Ongoing
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Antibodies.com
HIC-Vac Training Funding

Training grants of up to £5000 are available to help HIC-Vac members pursue training opportunities that will contribute to their continued professional development. This can include (but is not limited to):

  • attending courses or workshops  
  • laboratory exchange/work shadowing
  • attending an international conference to present a talk
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Ongoing
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HIC-Vac
Cancer Research UK-MedImmune Alliance Laboratory

Novel, collaborative antibody discovery to accelerate delivery of therapies and diagnostics for cancer patients 

Our laboratory brings together Cancer Research UK’s cancer biology expertise with the world-class antibody engineering technology of MedImmune, the global biologics research and development arm of AstraZeneca, to accelerate antibody discovery

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Ongoing
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Cancer Research UK
Various CRUK funding schemes

Cancer Research UK offer a variety of funding opportunities focusing on numerous different areas of research. 

Closing Date:
Ongoing
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Cancer Research UK

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