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Multiple Sclerosis Society 2017 Grant Round

The Multiple Sclerosis Society invites applications for its project grants. These support research projects designed to answer a single question or a small group of related questions relevant to MS.

All applications will be organised into either our Care and Services or Biomedical research funding streams. All applications will be judged on scientific merit, relevance to MS and fit with our Research Strategy.

Deadline for applications: 12 noon, 6 February 2017.

Please visit MS Society for more information.

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NIHR Calls

Take a look at these new funding opportunities from the Department of Health’s National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

Public Health Research Programme: 15/129, 15/189, 15/193

Proposals for commissioned research may address: local interventions to reduce intake and harm from alcohol; interventions to build resilience in children and young people; preventing the uptake of smoking by children and young people.

Deadline for proposals: 26 Apr 16

Health Services and Delivery Research Programme: 16/04, 16/05

Proposals are sought on the following topics: improving the outputs of national clinical audits to support organisations to improve the quality of care and clinical outcomes; workforce interventions for the assessment and management of older adult patients with cognitive impairments.

Deadline for proposals: 12 May 16

Health Technology Assessment Programme: 15/33

Proposals are sought on the topic of promising pharmacological therapy for the treatment of resistant bipolar depression.

Deadline for proposals: 19 May 16

Health Technology Assessment Programme: 16/11, 16/12

Proposals are sought on the following topics for evidence synthesis: treating mental health problems associated with a history of complex traumatic events; Aids to cancer diagnosis in primary care.

Deadline for proposals: 19 May 16

Health Technology Assessment Programme: 16/13, 16/14, 16/15, 16/16, 16/18, 16/19, 16/20, 16/21, 16/23

Proposals are sought on the following topics: acne in adult women; management of asthma in children of south Asian origin; secondary care treatment for severe nausea and vomiting in pregnancy; carboprost versus oxytocin as the first line treatment of primary postpartum haemorrhage; topiramate for post-traumatic stress disorder; intervention for tics in children and adolescents with Tourette syndrome; persistent anxiety disorder in adolescents after low intensity psychological therapy; unscheduled bleeding in women using long acting reversible contraception; high dose fluoride toothpaste to older patients.

Deadline for proposals: 19 May 16

For more information and support during your application, please contact Kelly Lavender-Smith.


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Devolution and Healthcare

Check out this post from Manchester Policy Blogs on Devolution and Healthcare, by Dr Anna Coleman.

Whether national policymakers, other regions interested in pursuing similar devolution arrangements, or those actively involved in Devo Manc itself, there are a lot of people taking a very close interest in the great devolution experiment across Manchester. That goes for academics too, and I recently became part of a research team set up to assess and understand health and social care devolution in Greater Manchester. The purpose of our research is to support the sharing of devolution learning locally, regionally and nationally, with the aim of supporting the local process of devolution as it occurs in ‘real time’. We also want to take the experiences from Manchester to share with national policymakers and others hoping to implement devolved health and social care in the future.

To read more, please visit: http://bit.ly/1IaLYF9

 

 


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Dunhill Medical Trust Funding Opportunities

The Dunhill Medical Trust invites applications for its Research Training Fellowships.

These provide opportunities for talented individuals who would like a future career in research aimed at improving care for older people. The awards are intended to be flexible and may therefore be in the form of a PhD studentship or granted to experienced professionals who are interested in branching into research.

The deadline for applications is 15 Jan 2016

Also, don’t forget about their Research Grants – provided to encourage and support high quality research aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of older people.

Outline application forms can be submitted by email at any time during the year.

For more information, please visit: http://www.dunhillmedical.org.uk/page/?title=how+to+apply&pid=10

For advice on applying, please contact your relevant Research Development Manager.


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Dystonia Society Seed Grant Scheme

The Dystonia Society invites applications for its seed grant scheme. This funds seed projects for research within the aetiology, diagnosis, treatment, care and management of dystonia.

The budget is worth up to £50,000.

The deadline for applications is 18 Dec 2015.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/1SIcvu1

For advice on applying, please contact your relevant Research Development Manager.


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Private Physiotherapy Educational Foundation Awards

The Private Physiotherapy Educational Foundation invites applications for three separate research awards.

Research awards for novice researchers

These support full, pilot or pump-prime projects for novice researchers on any topic relevant to physiotherapy.

Research awards

These are for full, pilot or pump-prime projects and to new and novice researchers for full or pilot projects on any topic relevant to physiotherapy.

Individual scholarship awards

These are for individual researchers to attend a conference or undertake research visits in a foreign country.

The deadline for all applications is 23 Dec 2015.

For more information, please visit: http://www.physiofirst.org.uk/ppef/grants.htm

For advice on applying, please contact your relevant Research Development Manager.


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Save the Date: Healthcare Sciences Research Centre Away Day, 14th September 2015

NewsThe Healthcare Sciences Research Centre would like to invite you to their inaugural Research Day on the 14th September 2015.

This is the opportunity for us to highlight the World-class research within the Centre and the depth and breadth of inter centre and inter faculty collaboration.

It will provide a platform for initiation of cross faculty collaborations and enable researcher’s to gain an insight into the wide variety and inter-disciplinary nature of work within HCS.

The format will include flash presentations and posters following the thematic group structure within the centre. Further details of the schedule will be provided before the event.

To book a place (for catering/admin purposes) please go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/healthcare-science-research-day-tickets-17880940374 places are limited so please book early. 

If you have any further questions or require further information, please contact Jonathan Roby   J.Roby@mmu.ac.uk