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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

IMPRINT: Pump-priming grants

Grant:

  • Start-up funds of up to £70,000 per project will be available to IMPRINT members and their collaborators for 12-month projects addressing key challenges.
  • Applications will be assessed by the scientific committee and external reviewers, using a transparent application process and scoring system, which will evaluate scientific excellence and strategic fit.
  • Proposals should involve at least two collaborating IMPRINT research groups and are open to external partners.

Timeline:

  • Call Opening: 17 May 2019
  • Deadline: 5 July 2019 by 3pm GMT
  • Project Start: All funded projects have to start by 1 October 2019
Closing Date:
IMPRINT: Public engagement grants

The aim of IMPRINT’s public engagement grants is to fund new, innovative and creative projects that improve the public’s awareness and understanding of maternal vaccination, build confidence and address risk perceptions.

Grants:

  • Funds of up to £15,000 per project will be available to IMPRINT members (and their collaborators where applicable).
  • Activities in/for LMICs and/or with LMIC participation are particularly encouraged.
  • Applications will be assessed using a transparent application process and scoring system.

Examples of possible activities:

  • (Short-) films or podcasts
  • Activities in the context of Open Science Days at research institutions
  • Theatre plays or (dance) performances
  • Development of information materials (brochures, mobile apps…)
  • Workshops

Timeline:

  • Call Opening: 17 May 2019
  • Deadline: 17 July 2019 by 3pm GMT
  • Project Start: possible as soon as grants are awarded (all projects must be completed by 30 April 2020)
Closing Date:
Prostate Cancer UK Major Awards: Immunology and Immunotherapy

Our ambition is to stop prostate cancer from killing thousands of men each year. Every man diagnosed with the disease should receive the most effective treatment for their cancer. To achieve this, we need to add new treatment options to our arsenal, and to be smarter with how and when we use these therapies to achieve maximum effect.

On 7 May 2019 we launched a funding call for proposals to investigate the immunology of prostate cancer, providing the framework for new immunotherapeutic approaches for treating prostate cancer.

Applications must be made by the Principal Investigator using our online Grant Management System. The funding call will consist of a single application stage.

  • Applications must address at least one of the 5 specified knowledge gaps. Please be sure to read the accompanying guidance notes for further details.
  • Submission deadline in 12pm noon on Monday 22 July 2019.
  • Applications received will first be validated by the Research Team at Prostate Cancer UK to ensure that they meet the basic eligibility criteria for this call. Proposals which do not meet the scope of this call will be rejected.
  • Applications will then be peer reviewed by at least three independent referees (in accordance with AMRC guidelines).
  • Rebuttals of peer reviewer comments must  be submitted  by 28 October 2019.
  • Following peer review, proposals will be assessed by representatives of our Research Advisory Committee and co-opted members with particular expertise needed to assess applications to this call.  

Final funding decisions will be made before the end of December 2019. All awards are subject to our standard terms and conditions. Please note that these terms are subject to change.

Closing Date:
Source:
Prostate Cancer UK
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
GUTS UK: Grants & Awards

GUTS UK are pleased to announce some new and varied research funding opportunities: 

  • GUTS UK/BSG trainee reserach awards
  • GUTS UK development grants
  • GUTS UK nutrition development grants
  • GUTS UK/FORCROHNS development grants
  • The GUTS UK Derek Butler Fellowship
  • GUTS UK Amelie Waring Fellowship
  • GUTS UK/BSPGHAN grants
  • Olympus/GUTS UK Fellowship
  • Parabola/ GUTS UK colorectal cancer research grant
  • GUTS UK/ DR FALK awards
Closing Date:
Varied
Source:
GUTS UK
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
Source:
British Medical Association
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-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
Various Wellcome funding schemes

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

Closing Date:
Ongoing
Source:
Wellcome

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