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Funding opportunities

This page contains a list of current funding opportunities offered by other societies, associations and organisations.  If you would like to advertise a funding opportunity on this page, please contact our Education & Careers Officer, Eolan Healy.

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

Immunology Innovations QuickFire Challenge: Precision Medicine in Immune-Mediated Disease

The Funding

To inspire innovations in precision medicine, Johnson & Johnson Innovation LLC, together with Janssen Research & Development LLC, is launching the Immunology Innovations QuickFire Challenge. Innovators with transformative potential solutions to help or aim to advance precision medicine approaches in immune-mediated disease are invited to apply.

Specific disease areas of focus for this challenge include gastroenterology, rheumatology, dermatology, fetal-maternal diseases, autoantibody-mediated diseases, and other immune-mediated diseases where a stratified approach has the potential to be transformational for patients.

The innovator(s) with the best idea, therapy or technology, or novel approach will receive up to a total of $500,000 in grant funding, access to the global Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS (‘JLABS’) network and mentorship from experts across the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies.

Areas of Interest
Innovators with transformative potential solutions to help or aim to advance precision medicine approaches in immune-mediated diseases are invited to apply. This may include:

  • Novel approaches toward patient stratification and precision medicine that can be harnessed in immune-mediated diseases
  • Novel therapies with clear precision medicine strategy to address a defined patient segment
  • Enabling technologies for clinical trials

Criteria
Potential solutions will be evaluated by a panel of reviewers on their ability to meet the following criteria:

  • Uniqueness of the idea
  • Potential impact on human health, with a specific focus on inclusive innovations
  • Feasibility of the idea
  • Thoroughness of approach
  • Identification of key resources and a plan to further the idea
Closing Date:
Source:
Johnson & Johnson
Postdoctoral clinical fellows

Postdoctoral career development fellowships at The Francis Crick Institute provide an opportunity for exceptional postdoctoral clinicians to consolidate their research experience.

Postdoctoral clinicians may apply for Crick funding to spend one year full-time or two years part-time working in a Crick research group, on a project agreed between the fellow and the Crick group leader.

The scheme aims to:

  • Foster long-term clinical links and collaborations.
  • Provide clinicians with a postdoctoral extension of their research experience, and with scientific networking, training and career development opportunities at the Crick.
  • Provide a platform from which fellows may apply for external funding such as clinician scientist fellowships, to be held at the Crick or elsewhere.

Fellows with their own salary funded via NIHR, their university/hospital trust appointment, or other external funding schemes may also apply to be hosted within a Crick research group.

Eligibility

They are looking for talented and motivated postdoctoral clinical fellows who are passionate about research and show outstanding potential for continuing a career in academic medicine.

Applicants should have completed a medical degree, or equivalent clinical professional qualification, and hold, or be about to hold, a research PhD.

Applications are welcome from all medical and surgical specialties.
 

Programme

Postdoctoral clinical fellows at the Crick are embedded in a vibrant multidisciplinary research community of more than 1000 scientists carrying out research to improve our understanding of health and disease.
Fellows benefit from clinical academic networking opportunities, and an extensive seminar programme including Crick lectures, interest group seminars and symposia. They also have access to comprehensive training and career development activities including technical training via our science technology platforms, science communication and grant writing.

Closing Date:
Source:
The Francis Crick Institute
BMA Foundation for Medical Research – grant categories 2021

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

Closing Date:
Varied
Source:
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
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.

Closing Date:
Ongoing
Source:
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
Closing Date:
Ongoing
Source:
HIC-Vac
Cancer Research UK–AstraZeneca Antibody 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 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
Various Wellcome funding schemes

Wellcome offer a variety of funding opportunities focusing on numerous different areas of research. 

Closing Date:
Ongoing
Source:
Wellcome
Various BBSRC funding schemes

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council offer a variety of funding opportunities focusing on numerous different areas of research. 

Closing Date:
Ongoing
Source:
BBSRC

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