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HPSC Grant Application Workshop Reminder

Members of the Health, Psychology and Social Care Faculty are invited to attend a Research Grant Application Workshop hosted by your Research Development Team.

The event has been designed for Academic members of staff who are eligible to apply for external research funding and plan on applying within the next 6 months – this includes Research Fellows on permanent contracts.

  • Date: Wednesday 27th November
  • Time: 12 – 4pm
  • Location: Brooks Building
  • Registration: Via Eventbrite.

To register for this free event please complete the form on the linked Eventbrite Page. You will be required to confirm your eligibility, give a brief summary of your planned research and funder and provide a question that you would like to ask our academic panel.

For further details please visit the Event Page or contact your Research Development Team.

Please note: This event is open to members of Health, Psychology and Social Care only.

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Myotubular Trust – Call for Projects

The Myotubular Trust is a registered charity that was set up to find a cure and treatments for any genetic form of centronuclear and myotubular myopathy.

The trust has launched a call for projects that will help to find a cure or treatment of any form of centronuclear and myotubular myopathy. They will be focusing on research that would generally not be funded by public or industrial funding sources.

Duration: 2 – 3 years (Project Grant), 3-4 years (Fellowship)

Deadline: Friday 15th March – 5pm

Applications are particularly encouraged investigating new technologies to research into centronuclear and myotubular myopathy; interventional trials; and those which may involve collaboration between different medical disciplines and/or different research institutions.

For further information please visit the Myotubular Trust Website.

If you would like to apply for this scheme please contact your research development team.

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Latest Opportunities from NIHR


Health Technology Assessment Programme (HTA):

19/07 Anti-TB Drug Hepatotoxicity and Treatment Reintroduction

Programme Development Grants

Competition 24

Programme Grants for Applied Research

Competition 29

Public Health Research Programme

19/01 Improving Health and Wellbeing for People who are at Risk of or Exposed to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

19/02 Interventions that Reduce Harmful Substance Use With a Focus on Novel Psychoactive Substances

19/03 Systems Approaches to Local Influences on Food Choices and Diet

19/04 Community Focused Approaches That Mobilise People as Assets

Joint NIHR and Medical Research Council Opportunity

Global Maternal and Neonatal Health 2019 – Outlines.

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Health and Medicine PhD Studentships

We’ve put together a small document detailing the various PhD Studentships offered through UK Health and Medical charities.

Health and Medical Charity PhD Studentships

In most cases, it is stipulated that the application must be made by the supervisor on behalf of the host institution.

For advice or support on anything in this guide, or with applications, please contact Research Development.



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Grab a Grant

Take a look at these research proposal funding opportunities.

Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation

Medical research travel grants

These enable candidates to visits laboratories to gain new clinical and laboratory skills, and to set up inter-institutional collaborative research.

Jewish life and learning grants

These support projects, institutions and activities that encourage Jewish cultural, academic and educational life in a manner that enhances the Jewish contribution to the life of the wider community.

Deadline for proposals: 05 Apr 16

Pasold Research Fund Raine grants

These assist individual staff working in UK museums and other public collections and institutions, including curators and conservators, with object-based research into textile history.

Deadline for proposals: 30 Jun 16

British Society for Haematology Travel scholarships

These support UK based haematologists to present their work at international meetings.

Deadline for proposals: 31 Jul 16

Institution of Civil Engineers Research and development enabling fund

This promotes the technical development of civil engineering by encouraging research in its early stages.

Deadline for proposals: 31 Jul 16

For support during your application, please contact Research Development.

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Grab a Grant

Take a look at these funding opportunities for research proposals.

British Medical Association Research Grants

These aim to encourage and further medical research in a variety of subject areas, ranging from rheumatism and arthritis to cardiovascular disease, cancer and neurological disorders.

Deadline for applications: 07 Mar 16

Sarcoma UK Research Grant

These support research in bone and soft tissue cancers. Research should be clinically focused and should benefit the patients during their diagnosis, treatment and care.

Deadline for applications: 17 Mar 16

Medieval Settlement Research Group Research Grants

These support research projects within the group’s field of interest. Preference is given to field surveys, documentary research and preparation of graphics rather than excavation and the preparation of reports for publication.

Deadline for applications: 01 Jun 16

For support during your application, please contact Research Development.

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Grab a Grant II – Health

Check out more research grants in a variety of health disciplines.

Kidney Research UK

These fund stand-alone research that will advance knowledge of kidney disease, particularly new hypotheses where initial pilot or supporting data is required prior to a full research project.

The deadline for applications is 04 Mar 16.

Heart Research UK

These aim to support research which can improve the health and treatment of patients with cardiovascular disease by advancing current practice or enabling innovative discoveries to be efficiently transferred into practical tools to prevent, diagnose and treat human disease.

The deadline for applications is 01 Jun 16.

RP Fighting Blindness

These support high-quality research projects looking at the causes, potential treatments and potential cure for retinitis pigmentosa.

The deadline for applications is 15 Nov 16.

Scottish Cot Death Trust

These aim to increase knowledge, understanding and awareness of cot death in infants.

There is no deadline for applications.

For support during your application, please contact your relevant Research Development Manager.