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Europe: Festive Funding Opportunities

 

In a pre-Christmas flurry, a few opportunities have been announced which may be of interest to readers:

  • Innovative Medicine Initiative (IMI) – IMI has announced its tenth call for proposals supporting research in a variety of areas including hypoglycaemia; use of big data in diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer; improving care for patients suffering from acute or chronic pain; patient perspectives in medicines lifecycle; and personalised medicine in autism spectrum disorders. Deadline for stage one proposals is 28 March 2017 and details can be found here.
  • SESAR – has announced their new call for proposals on research focused on optimising Air Traffic Management (ATM) performance and intelligent air transport. The deadline for full proposals is 22 March 2017 and details on topics supported and conditions can be found here.
  • QuantERA – QuantERA is a new initiative which will support research in the field of quantum technologies, with the UK’s involvement supported by EPSRC. In a recently published pre-announcement, QuantERA have flagged that they will launch a call for proposals in January, with a likely deadline for stage one proposals of 15 March 2017.

In other news, those of you with Swiss partners will be interested to hear that Switzerland and the EC have successfully completed negotiations which will grant Switzerland the status of an Associated Country within Horizon 2020. This allows Swiss organisations to participate in Horizon 2020 on an even footing with EU Member States.

As ever, if you are thinking of applying, or would like more information about any of the enclosed do get in touch (euro_res@mmu.ac.uk)!

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Grab a Grant

It’s been a while, but take a look at these research related funding opportunities. Please pass on to any colleagues you feel may also be interested.

Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine Innovation Grant

These support short term innovation and research projects in the application of physics and engineering to medicine and biology, including healthcare practice, medical device design, research and teaching.

Value: £10,000
Deadline: 31 July

Institution of Civil Engineers QUEST travel award

This enables civil engineer professionals and graduates to travel overseas and undertake an activity that benefits both their professional development and the surrounding community.

Value: £1,500 for individuals, or £6,000 for a group
Deadline: 30 Aug

National Eye Research Centre Small Project Grants

These support small research projects related to the causes and treatment of eye disease and blindness.

Value: £10,000
Deadline: no deadline

For support with your application, please contact Research Development.


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Grab a Grant

Take a look at these research related funding opportunities.

Nuffield Foundation Grants for Research and Innovation

These support research, practical experiments or development work in areas such as children, families, education and the elderly.

Deadline for applications: 18 Apr 16

British Tinnitus Association Large Research Project Scheme

This supports projects which help to improve the lives of people with tinnitus.

Deadline for applications: 30 Apr 16

Viking Society for Northern Research Support Fund

The purpose of the fund is to assist in the development of the study of the literature, history, language and archaeology of early and medieval Scandinavia.

Deadline for applications: 01 May 16

Wellcome Trust People Awards

These support projects that are innovative and creative and engage the public with biomedical science or the history of medicine.

Deadline for applications: 20 May 16

British Psychological Society Sections Initiative Fund

This supports scientific initiatives that promote or advance psychology.

Deadline for applications: 01 Sep 16

For support during your application, please contact Research Development.


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Latest Funding Opportunities from the Royal Society

Royal Society

Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award (closes 12 March 2015)
This scheme is for outstanding scientists who would benefit from a five year salary enhancement to help recruit them to or retain them in the UK. 

Newton Advanced Fellowship (closes 18 March 2015)
Newton Advanced Fellowships are now available through the Newton Fund, which is part of the UK’s official development assistance. Its aim is to develop science and innovation partnerships that promote the economic development and welfare of developing countries.

Royal Society-DFID Africa Capacity Building Initiative (closes 19 March 2015)
This programme is for scientists who want to develop collaborative research consortia between scientists in sub-Saharan Africa and a research institution in the UK.

SABMiller Royal Society Exchange Programme (closes 30 April 2015)
The SABMiller Royal Society Exchange Programme will provide awards of three years’ duration to enable African scientists in sub-Saharan Africa to partner with UK-based institutions.

Brian Mercer Feasibility Award (rolling round)
This scheme is for scientists who wish to investigate the feasibility of commercialising an aspect of their research.

Click into the links above for further details regarding the individual calls or go to the Royal Society webpage here  


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Latest Funding Opportunities from the Royal Society

Royal Society

Royal Society Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship 
For scientists who would benefit from a period of full-time research without teaching and administrative duties for a period of up to one year.

Deadline: 08 January 2015

Award: Full salary cost of teaching replacement (repaid to the institution) plus research expenses up to a maximum of £2,500

Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship 
For outstanding scientists in the UK at an early stage of their research career who require a flexible working pattern due to personal circumstances such as parenting or caring responsibilities or health issues.

Deadline: 12 January 2015

Award: Maximum of £38,165.85

Brian Mercer Feasibility Award 
For scientists who wish to investigate the feasibility of commercialising an aspect of their research.

Deadline: Rolling round

Award: Maximum £30,000

 

For the latest funding information from the Royal Society, you can sign up to the Royal Society Scientists newsletter here. For full details of the funding opportunites please see the links above or the Royal Society website


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Now open! GM AHSN Medicines Optimisation funding call

GM AHSNAs announced at the launch event and on the blog last week, the GM AHSN (Greater Manchester Academic Health Science Network) have advertising their next call – Technology Innovation Challenge: Medicines Optimisation Call.

The online portal has opened today for submissions http://www.gmahsn.org/technology-innovation-challenge  Please contact the RKE office by 2nd December register your interest, this allows sufficient time to provide support/information ahead of the Christmas holidays. Approval and costings will need to be complete before the 19th December to ensure all bids are ready to be submit  ahead of the deadline date in January. The main contact is myself – Helen Lusty h.lusty@mmu.ac.uk

A reminder of the call details are below.

Details of the call:

The call is aimed at identifying early stage technology innovation that will:

  • accelerate the development of new healthcare technologies to the point where they can lever further investment,
  • facilitate early collaboration with industry and
  • ultimately enable them to benefit patient care faster and more effectively.

GM AHSN are particularly interested and priority will be given to devices that:

  • Address Medicines Optimisation by helping patients to: improve their outcomes; take their medicines correctly; avoid taking unnecessary medicines; reduce wastage of medicines; and improve medicines safety.
  • This specific call does not include technologies for data mining / handling big data or fundamental research.

This competition will be run across the GM AHSN, and is open to all GM AHSN Members and partners including the four Universities (Bolton, Manchester, Salford and MMU) and GM SME’s.

Key dates:
Outline Submission Deadline: 11 January 2015
Invitation to submit full proposal
Full Research Proposal Deadline: 15 February 2015
Awards Made: March 2015
Project Ends: latest 31 December 2015

Project details:
8 Month project maximum award £40,000

The GM AHSN website address is http://www.gmahsn.org

 


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GM AHSN Technology Innovation Challenge: Medicines Optimisation funding call

GM AHSNAs announced at the launch event  at MMU on Monday, GM AHSN (Greater Manchester Academic Health Science Network) are advertising their next call – Technology Innovation Challenge: Medicines Optimisation Call.

The call is aimed at identifying early stage technology innovation that will:

  • accelerate the development of new healthcare technologies to the point where they can lever further investment,
  • facilitate early collaboration with industry and
  • ultimately enable them to benefit patient care faster and more effectively.

GM AHSN are particularly interested and priority will be given to devices that:

  • Address Medicines Optimisation by helping patients to: improve their outcomes; take their medicines correctly; avoid taking unnecessary medicines; reduce wastage of medicines; and improve medicines safety.
  • This specific call does not include technologies for data mining / handling big data or fundamental research.

This competition will be run across the GM AHSN, and is open to all GM AHSN Members and partners including the four Universities (Bolton, Manchester, Salford and MMU) and GM SME’s.

Key dates:
Outline Submission Deadline: 11   January 2015
Invitation to submit full proposal
Full Research Proposal Deadline: 15   February 2015
Awards Made: March 2015
Project Ends: latest 31 December 2015

Project details:
8 Month project maximum award £40,000

Application Process
Please contact the RKE office by 2nd December register your interest, this allows sufficient time to provide support/information ahead of the Christmas holidays. Approval and costings will need to be complete before the 19th December to ensure all bids are ready to be submit  ahead of the deadline date in January. The main contact is myself – Helen Lusty h.lusty@mmu.ac.uk

The GM AHSN website address is http://www.gmahsn.org

Call details and submission portal here http://www.gmahsn.org/technology-innovation-challenge The submission portal opens from 1st December onwards.