July 2014 archive

Jul 25

Royal Society: Summer Science Exhibition proposals

A unique opportunity to showcase your research at the UK’s most prestigious science exhibition. The call for proposals for the expanded 2015 Summer Science Exhibition is now open. Each year over 10,000 members of the public and 2,000 school students visit the Summer Science Exhibition. Many more are reached through coverage on TV, in the …

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Jul 23

MRC: Integrative toxicology training partnership PhD studentship scheme

The Medical Research Council invites applications for its integrative toxicology training partnership (ITTP) PhD studentship scheme. This seeks to build expertise in toxicology and related disciplines that is required to ensure the safe and effective development of drugs, chemicals and consumer products, and to provide better assessment of risk deriving from environmental exposure. Research projects …

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Jul 21

Report published on the arrangements for Researcher Development

RCUK has published a Report on the 2013 Survey of the Impact of the Funding Change for Researcher Development. The survey, covering institutional strategy for researcher development, its organisation and delivery, feedback and review mechanisms, funding issues and remaining or emerging challenges and opportunities, is intended to enable institutions to compare their position with overall …

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Jul 17

ESRC celebrating impact prize

The Economic and Social Research Council invites applications for its celebrating impact prize. This prize is intended to recognise and reward ESRC-funded researchers who have achieved, or are currently achieving, outstanding economic or societal impacts through their research and collaborative working, partnerships, engagement and knowledge exchange activities. There are six categories for this prize: •impact …

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Jul 15

Health Innovation Challenge Fund

This is a parallel funding partnership between the Wellcome Trust and the Department of Health to stimulate the creation of innovative healthcare products, technologies and interventions and to facilitate their development for the benefit of patients in the NHS and beyond. The Health Innovation Challenge Fund invites applicants to apply for funding in any of …

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Jul 11

Statement of Expectations for Research Fellowships and Future Research Leaders

Research Councils UK (RCUK) has today published its Statement of Expectations for Research Fellowships and Future Research Leaders, which sets out common principles for the support of all Research Council-funded fellowships and future research leaders. The Research Councils want to ensure that the individuals funded as fellows or future research leaders are equipped and supported …

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Jul 11

Horizon 2020: First impressions and statistics

Europa Media have published a useful blog on featuring some interesting early Horizon 2020 impressions and statistics – you can read the full post here.

Jul 11

Cancer Research UK – programme foundation awards

Cancer Research UK invites applications for its programme foundation awards. These aim to support exceptional non-clinical and clinical scientists to establish or further develop their independent research group, and offer applicants the opportunity to establish a reputation as a world leader in a cancer-relevant research field. Research must fall within the following areas of the …

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Jul 04

Wellcome Trust: Seeding Drug Discovery – call open

The Wellcome Trust invites applications for its seeding drug discovery scheme. This aims to develop drug-like, small molecules that will be the springboard for further research and development by the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry in areas of unmet medical need. Projects must address an unmet need in healthcare or in applied medical research, offer a …

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