Category: Faculty of Applied Sciences

ESRC – Training bursary

The Economic and Social Research Council invites applications for its training bursaries. These enable staff in the UK social science community who are engaged in research, teaching research methods or supervising research to update their research skills. In addition, bursaries aim to improve the standards of research methods and stimulate the uptake of high-quality training …

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Leverhulme Trust – Early Career Fellowships

These enable early-career researchers to undertake a significant piece of publishable work and to advance to a more permanent academic position. The research may be in any subject area, with the exception of studies of disease, illness and disabilities in humans and animals, and research that is intended to inform clinical practice and the development …

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Cancer Research UK: New Pioneer Awards funding scheme

Cancer Research UK has announced a brand new funding scheme: The Pioneer Award. These awards will fund research into truly innovative, ground-breaking ideas with the potential to lead to new discoveries or approaches that will help us better understand, prevent, diagnose or treat cancer. Funds will enable research into ideas with the potential for high …

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Royal Academy of Engineering – Public engagement grants

These support projects that engage the public with engineers and engineering. Projects should aim to achieve the following: •inspire public engagement with engineering; •stimulate engineers to share their stories, passion and expertise in innovative ways with wider audiences; •develop engineers’ communication and engagement skills; •create debate between engineers and people of all ages to raise …

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Wellcome Trust – People Awards

These awards support projects that are innovative and creative and engage the public with biomedical science or the history of medicine. The scheme aims to: •stimulate interest, excitement and debate about biomedical science or the history of medicine; •support formal and informal learning; •reach audiences of all ages and from all walks of life, and …

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Royal Society – Newton international fellowships

The Royal Society, the Academy of Medical Sciences and the Newton Fund invite applications for their international fellowships. These enable early-career researchers from China, India, Mexico and Turkey to undertake research at a research institution in the UK in the disciplines covered by the society and the academy. Applicants must hold a PhD and should …

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Wellcome Tust – Seed Awards

Seed Awards provide responsive, flexible funding, enabling researchers to develop a novel idea to a position where they would be able to be competitive for a larger award from the Wellcome Trust, or another source. Their exploratory nature gives scope for the use of bold or innovative methodologies, and a broad range of possible activities; …

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Cancer Research UK – Pioneer Awards

These support high-risk, high-reward research that, due to its novelty and lack of supporting data, would be unlikely to secure funding through traditional mechanisms. Projects must have a clear relevance to cancer and enable the exploration of novel ideas, which may lead to new discoveries or approaches. Individuals and teams are invited to apply regardless …

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Medical Research Council – New investigator grants

These grants provide support for clinical and non-clinical researchers while they are establishing themselves as independent principal investigators. For those who already have an institutional post, it provides funding and protected time with which to establish an independent research career. The grant is also a potential source of research funding for fellows whose awards only cover …

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Wellcome Trust -Postdoctoral training fellowships for clinicians

These fellowships enable individuals to engage with areas of research that are new to them, and gain high-quality training that will create the foundation for a successful independent research career. Fellowships are for candidates who either undertook a PhD early in their career and now wish to refresh their research skills, or have recently completed …

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