Research Networking – AHRC

The Research Networking Scheme is intended to support forums for the discussion and exchange of ideas on a specified thematic area, issue or problem. The intention is to facilitate interactions between researchers and stakeholders through, for example, a short-term series of workshops, seminars, networking activities or other events. The aim of these activities is to stimulate new debate across boundaries, for example, disciplinary, conceptual, theoretical, methodological, and/or international. Proposals should explore new areas, be multi-institutional and can include creative or innovative approaches or entrepreneurship. Proposals must justify the approach taken and clearly explain the novelty or added value for bringing the network participants together.

Proposals for full economic costs up to £30,000 for a period of up to two years may be submitted. The exact mechanism for networking and the duration is up to the applicants to decide but must be fully justified in the proposal. An additional threshold of up to £15,000 full economic cost may be sought to cover the costs of any international participants or activities in addition to the £30,000 fEC scheme limit. Proposals will need to be submitted by an eligible Research Organisation but must involve collaboration with at least one other organisation, as well as having significant relevance to beneficiaries in the UK

Innovate UK (IUK) Demonstrators Addressing Cyber Security Challenges in the Internet of Things Competition

The aim of this competition is to solve industry-focused major cyber security-related challenges in the Internet of Things (IoT). Through the competition, IUK is investing in collaborative, business-led research and development (R&D) projects that will result in a new product, industrial process or service. The competition is part of the Security of Digital Technologies at the Periphery programme, which aims to ensure that IoT systems are safe and secure.

The aims of this competition are to:

  • solve major industry-focused cyber security-related challenges in the Internet of Things;
  • transfer world-leading knowledge from the UK research base to UK industry;
  • develop new products or services and intellectual properties (IPs); and
  • address technology, societal and business challenges.

 

Proposals must:

  • focus on cyber security for IoT;
  • include artificial intelligence or machine learning;
  • demonstrate how it can be commercialised;
  • show a balance between technical and social impact.

Applicants should include a plan to test nearer-to-market interventions and experiments in real environments.

IUK is looking to fund a portfolio of projects within this competition. The portfolio will be spread across a range of scope areas.

Proposals must address at least one of the following themes:

  • Operational resilience technologies for the protection and recovery of data in IoT.
  • Intelligent control systems for industry, and commercial and public sector buildings to ensure critical systems function as they were designed.
  • Intelligently protecting the occupants and the systems of the digital home.
  • IUK will fund industrial research projects and experimental development projects.

 

Competition Opens: Monday 18th February 2019

Deadline: Wednesday 1st May 2019 at 12:00pm

Demonstrators Addressing Cyber Security Challenges in the Internet of Things Competition
https://apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk/competition/286/overview

IUK Website
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/innovate-uk

Innovate UK (IUK) Biomedical Catalyst 2019 Round 1: Feasibility and Primer Awards

The aim of the Biomedical Catalyst is to support the development of innovative healthcare products, technologies and processes. These can include (but are not limited to):

  • disease prevention and proactive management of health and chronic conditions;
  • earlier and better detection and diagnosis of disease, leading to better patient outcomes; and
  • tailored treatments that either change the underlying disease or offer potential cures.

The Biomedical Catalyst has four funding strands to support progression of projects from initial concept through to late stage development:

  • Feasibility
  • Primer
  • Early stage
  • Late stage

The aim of this competition is to explore and evaluate the commercial potential of an innovative scientific idea or carry out a technical evaluation through to proof of concept in a model system. Projects must focus on the development of a product or process that is an innovative solution to a health and care challenge.This competition combines the feasibility and primer (proof of concept) strands to enable SMEs to apply for projects lasting 3 to 18 months. IUK is also running a combined,early and late stage award competition. Applicants may apply for theearly and late stages without needing to go through feasibility and primer.

Support is available for any life science sector or discipline, including (but not limited to):

  • medical technologies and devices;
  • stratified healthcare;
  • advanced therapies (gene and cell therapies);
  • digital health;
  • drug discovery;
  • diagnostics.

IUK will fund feasibility studies and industrial research projects in this competition strand.

Deadline: 3 April 2019 at 12:00pm

Those requiring more information should contact the competition helpline on 0300 321 4357 or email support@innovateuk.gov.uk

Biomedical Catalyst 2019 Round 1: Feasibility and Primer Awards
https://apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk/competition/300/overview

Innovate UK (IUK)
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/innovate-uk

Innovate UK (IUK) Biomedical Catalyst 2019 Round 1: Early and Late Stage Awards

The aim of the Biomedical Catalyst is to support the development of innovative healthcare products, technologies and processes. These can include (but are not limited to):

  • disease prevention and proactive management of health and chronic conditions;
  • earlier and better detection and diagnosis of disease, leading to better patient outcomes; and
  • tailored treatments that either change the underlying disease or offer potential cures.

 

The Biomedical Catalyst has four funding strands to support progression of projects from initial concept through to late stage development:

  • Feasibility
  • Primer
  • Early stage
  • Late stage

 

The aim of this competition is to enable companies to create a data package that can support the subsequent testing of products or carry out evaluations in a clinical setting or other relevant environment.Projects must focus on the development of a product or process that is an innovative solution to a health and care challenge.

  • Support is available for any life science sector or discipline, including (but not limited to):
  • This competition combines the early and late stage strands. IUK is also running a combined,feasibility and primer award competition.
  • medical technologies and devices;
  • stratified healthcare;
  • advanced therapies (gene and cell therapies);
  • digital health;
  • drug discovery;
  • diagnostics.

 

IUK will fund early stage projects carrying out feasibility studies or industrial research, and late stage projects carrying out industrial research in this strand.

Deadline: 3rd April 2019 at 12:00pm

Those requiring more information should contact the competition helpline on 0300 321 4357 or email support@innovateuk.gov.uk

Biomedical Catalyst 2019 Round 1: Early and Late Stage Awards
https://apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk/competition/306/overview

Innovate UK (IUK)
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/innovate-uk

Wellcome Trust Public Engagement Fund

The Wellcome Trust’s Public Engagement Fund replaces its Society, People, Large Arts, Small Arts, Development, Co-production, Capital and International Engagement Awards. It is designed to support good ideas for engaging the public in conversations about health-related science and research by funding activities, projects, creative spaces, people and organisations.

Proposals should:

  • Enable the public to explore health-related science and research in ways that are relevant to them.
  • Take an inventive approach, expand on existing work or offer a new perspective on a subject.
  • Meet the Trust’s public engagement vision.

 

The fund is open to anyone, including those working in the arts, entertainment media, museums and heritage, leisure, sport and tourism, education and informal learning, and the community, charity and public sectors. Organisations applying do not need to have science and health as their core activity. Teams should have the right expertise to develop and deliver the activity and this should include a subject expert, eg a researcher in a science or health-related discipline, or a health professional. This expert can lead the activity, be a collaborator or take on an advisory role.

Proposals for grants of £25,000 to £250,000 to be considered in the March 2019 round should be submitted through the Wellcome Trust Grant Tracker system by the deadline of 26 March 2019.

To request a grant of over £250,000 and up to £3 million, applicants should email an expression of interest. These can be sent at any time.

Public Engagement Fund
https://wellcome.ac.uk/funding/public-engagement-fund

Wellcome Trust
https://wellcome.ac.uk/

NIHR Research for Patient Benefit Programme

The NIHR (National Institute for Health Research) Research for Patient Benefit Programme (RfPB) has the intention of supporting research that relates to the practice of health service staff and is concerned with having an impact on the improvement of care of NHS patients and other users of health and social care services in England.

Support is aimed at research projects that fall into the area of health service research and public health research, other areas however are not excluded from the programme.

The research projects should address:

  • The provision and use of NHS services.
  • The effectiveness and cost effectiveness of interventions.
  • Resource utilisation of alternative means for healthcare delivery.
  • Innovations and developments.
  • Consideration of the feasibility of research requiring major award applications to other funders.
  • Develop and refine new interventions, scales or outcome measures.
  • Explore the potential for improving patient health and wellbeing through needs assessments, evidence synthesis, systematic reviews, methods development and exploratory studies.
  • The programme will fund projects costing up to £350,000 for up to three years.

Applications involving collaborations in social care and third sector providers of health and social care are encouraged.

The application process to this programme now involves two stages. In the first instance, outline applications are made via NIHR’s Research Management System. Proposals will be reviewed, and successful applicants will be invited to submit a more detailed application.

Deadline: 20th March 2019 at 1pm

If successful, applicants will be invited to submit full proposals by late July 2019 deadline.

Calls for Proposals
http://www.nihr.ac.uk/funding-and-support/funding-for-research-studies/how-to-apply/research-programmes/research-for-patient-benefit/rfpb-current-and-future-calls.htm

NIHR
http://www.nihr.ac.uk/

NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research

The NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research scheme invites proposals to develop individual research programmes that will generate evidence to improve health outcomes in England through three factors:

  • Promotion of health.
  • Prevention of ill health.
  • Optimal disease management.
  • Individual proposals funded through the Programme typically consist of an inter-related group of high quality projects focused on a coherent theme, including clinical, health economics, statistics, qualitative and behavioural sciences.

 

All NHS organisations and other providers of NHS services in England may apply in collaboration with an appropriate academic partner or partners.

Academic partners can be located outside England if an appropriate case is made in the application.

In order to apply applicants need to be registered with the NIHR secure Research Management System. Once logged in, applicants will be able to generate an online application form.

Deadline: 3 April 2019

NIHR – Home Page
http://www.nihr.ac.uk/

Programme Grants for Applied Research
https://www.nihr.ac.uk/funding-and-support/funding-for-research-studies/funding-programmes/programme-grants-for-applied-research/

HS&DR: Digital Technologies to Improve Health and Care

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is tasked with the maintenance of a health research system in which the NHS supports outstanding individuals, working in world class facilities, conducting leading-edge research focusing on the needs of patients and the public.

Under this commissioned call – 18/89 Digital Technologies to Improve Health and Care – NIHR seeks to support empirical research studies to evaluate the use of digital technologies to improve health outcomes, self-management of health or delivery of health and social care. The purpose of the call is to evaluate existing digital technologies and their potential to bring benefit to health and social care – the development of digital interventions is outside of the remit of this call.

Applicants should justify the importance of their proposed research and identify how the work supports aspirations to improve health outcomes, enable individuals to better manage their own health, extend or support the roles of health and social care staff, improve the delivery of health and social care services or reduce health inequalities. Consideration must also be given to timely delivery and future relevance of findings and the effect of digital technologies on health inequalities.

All applications must be collaborative between any two (or more) of industry, academic institutions and NHS trusts. The NIHR expects to receive applications from co-ordinated multidisciplinary teams of investigators spanning both health and non-health specialties/disciplines, bringing together all the necessary skills and expertise required to deliver the research proposed.

Outline applications must be made via the NETSCC Management Information System (MIS).

Deadline: 19th March 2019

HS&DR 18/89 Digital Technologies to Improve Health and Care
https://www.nihr.ac.uk/funding-and-support/funding-opportunities/18173-digital-technologies-to-improve-health-and-care/9555

National Institute for Health Research
https://www.nihr.ac.uk/

AHRC Research Networking Scheme

The Arts & Humanities Research Council’s (AHRC’s) Research Networking Scheme provides financial support to enable the discussion and exchange of ideas on a specified thematic area, issue or problem.

The intention is to facilitate interactions between researchers and stakeholders through, for example, a short-term series of workshops, seminars, networking activities or other events. The aim of these activities is to stimulate new debate across boundaries, for example, disciplinary, conceptual, theoretical, methodological, and/or international. Proposals should explore new areas, be multi-institutional and can include creative or innovative approaches or entrepreneurship.

Activities can take place anywhere in the world, and for a period of up to two years.

Applications should be made through the Joint Electronic Submission – (JE-S) System.

AHRC – Home Page
http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/

UKRI-GCRF Early Child Education

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), on behalf of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), are inviting applications focussed on Early Childhood Education in low and middle income country contexts. Funding has been allocated from the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), which is a £1.5 billion fund to support cutting-edge research which addresses the problems faced by developing countries.

Research proposals are invited to focus on a broad range of inter-related ECE topics that span from the exploration of quality early learning settings and pedagogical approaches to options for supporting caregivers (in both formal and informal settings) and the professional development of ECE staff. Proposals should speak directly to the noted complexities of investing in early childhood years by being problem-focused and interdisciplinary, bringing together relevant stakeholders to tackle problems collaboratively.

Proposals should aim to deliver evidence that policymakers and practitioners need to address ECE challenges in this context. They should therefore be theoretically driven and contextually aware; bring together relevant disciplines to address the education challenges, in order to heighten potential impact and demonstrate effective pathways for research and evidence uptake. Applicants should think broadly about the potential impact of their research, including in sectors beyond education, and include measures for this where appropriate.

Funding of £2 million (100% fEC) is available for projects of up to 24 months in duration.

Deadlines:

Intent to submit forms should be submitted online by 25 March 2019.

Full proposals should be submitted using the Je-S system by the deadline of 1 May 2019 (16:00).

Projects should commence by 1 January 2020.

ESRC Call Announcement
https://esrc.ukri.org/funding/funding-opportunities/gcrf-early-child-education-2019/