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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

Pre call: Researching long-term COVID-19 effects in non-hospitalised individuals

NIHR and UKRI will be advertising a joint research call in early November, for projects starting in the New Year.

The primary aim will be to fund ambitious and comprehensive research into the longer term, physical and mental effects, of COVID-19 in non-hospitalised individuals.

Full details of the scope of the call, eligibility and how to apply will be made available shortly and updated on this page. 

Closing Date:
Source:
UKRI - Medical Research Council
ACTERIA Early Career Research Prizes awarded by EFIS

The call for applications for the 2021 ACTERIA Early Career Research Prizes awarded by EFIS is now open.

Eligibility Criteria and Guidelines:
ACTERIA Early Career Research Prizes awarded by EFIS in immunology and allergology
These Prizes will honor young immunologists and allergologists for their achievements and research efforts conducted in a European university/research organization in the past 10 years subsequent to receiving their doctoral degree. As such, eligible candidates will have earned their Ph.D. (or equivalent degree) after January 1, 2011.*

Candidates for the ACTERIA Early Career Research Prizes awarded by EFIS must submit the following:

  • Curriculum Vitae (2 pages max.) with publications, including primary research articles, reviews, book chapters, conference proceedings, oral presentations, etc. (acceptance letter(s) required for publications not yet published or in press)
  • Summary of activity since obtaining the doctoral degree (5 pages max.), citing particularly relevant scientific and/or clinical achievements.
  • Letter of reference from Laboratory/Department/Division Director.
  • Proof of Membership in an EFIS-affiliated National Society
  • Proposed research project (5 Pages max.) including: state-of-the-art, questions addressed, research program and methods, expected results, feasibility, potential bottlenecks and solutions, if necessary, timeline, short list of references.
  • Letter from the Host Institution where the project will be conducted, confirming that appropriate facilities will be guaranteed to the researcher in the event the project is approved, and including a statement that the safety rules of the organization will be applied.
  • Ethics statement (applicable for research using human or animal samples or conducted in humans or animals) confirming that the proposed project will be submitted to the appropriate Institutional Review Board/Ethics Committee before funding is awarded by the Fondation ACTERIA.

Following the submission deadline candidates' applications will be forwarded to the EFIS-affiliated National Society to which they belong. Thereafter, National Societies - entrusted with the task of establishing their own selection/nomination panels, if necessary - will review applications and, based on the quality of proposals, ultimately formulate two (2) nominations, one in immunology and one in allergology, to be formally submitted to the ACTERIA Prizes Selection Jury.

Prize winners will be announced in May 2021.

Closing Date:
Source:
EFIS - ACTERIA
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
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
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-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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