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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.


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Grab a Grant!

Check out these research and innovation grants in a variety of disciplines.

Foundation for Prader-Willi Research

These support innovative, high-risk and high reward research in its early stages that advances the understanding of Prader-Willi syndrome.

The closing date for applications is 15 Feb 16.

Multiple Sclerosis Society

These support short-term, small-scale pilot or proof-of-concept research projects related to MS.

The closing date for applications is 08 Feb 16.

Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland

The scheme supports research to enhance knowledge of the flora of the British Isles.

The closing date for applications is 06 Feb 16.

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


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British Medical Association Research Grants

Below is a list of the research grants that will be awarded in 2016.

Doris Hillier

To assist research into rheumatism and arthritis.

T P Gunton

To assist research into public health relating to cancer.

H C Roscoe

To promote research into the elimination of the common cold and/or other viral diseases of the human respiratory system.

Helen H Lawson

To promote research into novel technologies and/or organisational systems to assist in patient care, primary care or public health.

Dawkins and Strutt

To assist research into the effectiveness of psychological therapies in pain and medically unexplained symptoms.

Josephine Lansdell

To assist research in the field of heart disease.

Margaret Temple

To assist research into schizophrenia.

Kathleen Harper

To promote research into the role of supported self-care in medical practice.

The James Trust

To assist research into asthma.

Vera Down

To assist research into neurological disorders.

The Scholarship Grant

To promote research into the physical, emotional, mental health, social and educational outcomes for children, young people and/or adults who have suffered from sexual abuse or exploitation.

The deadline for applications is 7 Mar 16.

For more information, please visit: http://bma.org.uk/researchgrants

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


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A Breath of Fresh Air for Lung Related Research

Check out these funding opportunities for lung-related research.

British Lung Foundation

Pump priming research grants

These support research into lung disease.

BLF/Mesothelioma UK mesothelioma research grant

This supports clinical, laboratory or epidemiological research into the aetiology, prevention, diagnosis, alleviation, treatment or cure of mesothelioma.

BLF/SILA sarcoidosis research grant

This supports clinical, laboratory or epidemiological research on the aetiology, prevention, diagnosis, alleviation, treatment or cure of pulmonary sarcoidosis.

BLF mesothelioma research funding

These aim to support research into mesothelioma.

The deadline for applications is 1 Feb 2016.

Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation

Pilot grants

These enable established scientists to investigate and develop new ideas in the field of lung cancer research in the areas of early detection and patient experience.

Project grants

These support innovative research into lung cancer in the areas of early detection and patient experience.

The deadline for applications is 29 Feb 2016.

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