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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

Human Infection Studies for Vaccine Development

This scheme supports teams of researchers working on human infection studies in low- and middle-income countries. The aim is to accelerate vaccine development. 

Closing Date:
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Wellcome Trust
Immunotherapy challenge

A significant grant of up to £600,000 for an immunotherapy or immunology based research project is available to improve outcomes and transform treatment for women with ovarian cancer. Ovarian Cancer Action want to hear from talented scientists from around the world who share our ambition to see women with ovarian cancer benefit from advances in immunotherapy. Applicants should have conducted independent research in the field of immunotherapy or immunology and ovarian cancer. Applications from wider experts in the field of immunotherapy and immunology are welcome, however a co-applicant should be included whose specialty is ovarian cancer.

Closing Date:
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Ovarian Cancer Action
2019 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science UK & Ireland Fellowship Awards Programme

The 2019 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science UK & Ireland Fellowship Awards Programme provides five outstanding female early-career scientists with a bursary of £15,000.  The fellowship awards are open to female early-career researchers working in the field of life and physical sciences, engineering, mathematics and computer sciences. They have been designed to provide flexible and practical financial support to ensure these women further their research and careers. With the flexible grant, winners may choose to spend their fellowship on buying scientific equipment, paying for childcare, travel costs or indeed whatever they need to continue their research. In addition to financial support, each year past and present fellows receive training and networking opportunities supported by L’Oréal. The application deadline is midday, 1 February 2019.

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L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science
VALIDATE pump-priming grants

Projects must be scientifically excellent and within VALIDATE’s remit of accelerating vaccine R&D for TB, melioidosis, leish and/or leprosy. Projects should lead to relevant and useful data for the field or produce pilot data that will lead to a larger grant application to an external funder. Awards are open to all VALIDATE Investigators and Associates and must include collaborators from at least two different Institutes. Affiliate members who were at the VALIDATE 2nd Annual Meeting Ideas Laboratory may also be collaborators in this round. 

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VALIDATE
VALIDATE training grants

Training grants of up to £3000 are available to help VALIDATE Associates (post-doctoral researchers) take advantage of training opportunities that will contribute to their professional development. This can include (but is not limited to): attendance at courses or workshops, laboratory exchanges, and work shadowing. 

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VALIDATE Vaccine Network
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
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.

Closing Date:
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.

Closing Date:
Varied
Source:
Medical Research Council
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

Closing Date:
Ongoing
Source:
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
Source:
Cancer Research UK

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