Category: Funding

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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ESRC – Future Leaders Scheme

This scheme supports early-career social scientists in carrying out research and developing aspects of their research and knowledge exchange skills. Proposals are welcome in any topic that falls within the ESRC’s remit. The scheme is open to candidates from anywhere in the world who have a maximum of four years’ postdoctoral experience and the support …

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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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EUREKA EU network projects

EUREKA invites applications for its funding for network projects. This call encourages the creation of transnational, market-driven innovative research and development project consortia that aim to develop marketable products, services or processes in any technological area with a civilian purpose. The call’s bottom-up approach allows project consortia to define the nature of the technologies to …

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Enterprise fellowships – Royal Academy of Engineering

These enable entrepreneurial engineers working at UK universities to spin out a technology-based business. Fellowships are worth up to £60,000 each, of which £35,000 is intended as a year’s salary for the fellow and £25,000 is for continued development of the innovation and associated spin out. Closing Date: 7 September, 2015 Further information